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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)

Boyle, James R.; Hendry, Charles W., Jr.
Florida,   pp. 133-142 PDF (1021.0 KB)


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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Florida, by county1
(Thousands) 
County 
1977 
1978 
Mne~a1s,~rod~cee~m 1978 
Alachua               
Bay                  
Brevard               
Broward               
Calhoun               
Charlotte              
Citrus -  
Clay --  
Collier — — — — 
Dade                 
Dixie~               
$2,278 
509 
2,600 
10,728 
15 
W 
2,172 
24,378 
2,877 W 
W 
$3,074 
663 
W 
12,408 
75 
W 
2,445 
23,838 
3,521 W 
W 
Stone. 
Sand and gravel. 
Clays, sand and gravel, stone. 
Stone, sandandgraveL 
SandandgraveL 
Stone, sand and graveL 
Stone, phosphate rock. 
llmenite,zircon,rutile,staurolite, sand and gravel, monazite, clays. 
Stone. 
Cement, stone, sand and graveL 
Stone. 
Escambia              
Gadsden               
Glades                
Gulf~               
Hamilton              
Hardee               
466 
W 
W 
W 
W 
~ 
680 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
Sand and gravel. 
Clays,sandandgraveL 
SandandgraveL 
Magnesiumcompounds,lime. 
Phosphaterock. 
Do. 
Hendry               
Hernando              
Highlands              
Hillsborough            
Jackson               
Lake - -               
Lee                  
W 
W 
678 
W 
520 
4,560 
5,435 
W 
W 
W 
W 
1,594 W 
8,036 
Sandandgravel,stone. 
Stone, cement, lime, clays. 
Peat. 
Phosphate rock, cement, stone, peat. 
Stone, sand and graveL 
Sand and gravel, peat. 
Stone. 
Leon                 
Levy                 
Manatee               
W 
1,905 W 
W 449 W 
Sand and graveL 
Stone. 
Cement. 
Marion               Monroe               
8,204 
333 
10,189 
W 
Stone,clays,sandandgravel,phosphaterock. 
Stone. 
Nassau                
Okaloosa               
Orange               
Osceola               
W 
24 
~ 
16 
W 
33 
64 
Titanium, zircon, monazite. Sand and gravel. 
Do. 
PalmBeach             
W 
90 
Stone. 
Pasco                 
Polk                 
Putnam               
St.Lucie               
SantaRosa             
1,358 
W 
W 
W 
W 
 W 
640,981 
 W 
 307 
 W 
 Do. 
Phosphaterock,sandandgravel,peat. 
Sand and gravel, clays, peat. 
SandandgraveL 
 Do. 
Sarasota               
Sumter               
Suwannee              
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
Sand and gravel, stone. 
Stone,lime. 
Stone. 
Taylor               Wakulla               
W W 
W 
~ 
Do. 
* 
Walton               Undistributed2           
 W 
892,828 
 W 
390,321 
Sand and graveL 
Total3             
961,876 
1,098,772 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed."
 1The following counties are not listed because no nonfuel mineral production
was reported: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Do Soto, Duval, Flagler, Franklin,
Gilchrist, Holmes, Indian River, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison,
Martin, Okeechobee, Pinellas, St. Johns, Seminole, Union, Volusia, and Washington.
 2lncludes gem stones and values indicated by symbol W. 
 3Datamay not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Of the 50.0 million metric tons of phosphate rock produced in the United
States, Florida was the predominant producer, and for the 85th and 86th consecutive
years supplied more than any other State. Florida and North Carolina supplied
over 85% of the domestic phosphate rock output, and Florida supplied most
of the exports. 
Trends and Developments.—Of the 15 ports in Florida, 12 are served
by oceangoing vessels and 3 by barges. 
The Port of Tampa, the seventh largest port in the Nation in terms of total
tonnage, recorded a 65% increase in tonnage since 
1967. In 1978, approximately 50% of the total tonnage was represented by
phosphate and related products. Tampa imports sub. stantial quantities of
mineral raw materials used in fertilizer manufacture plus coal and coke.
Of the total imports, 26% were mineral or related commodities. The leading
export was raw phosphate rock which, along with fertilizers, accounted for
93% of total exports. There are 16 terminals located in the Tampa area to
handle phosphate fertilizer and related chemicals. 
The first shipment of Soviet anhydrous ammonia was made under a 20-year,
$20 


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