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

Krempasky, George T.
Hawaii,   pp. 157-162 PDF (600.6 KB)


Page 158

Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in Hawaii1 
1977 
1978 
1979 
Mineral 
 tt  Value 1 y (thousands) 
. 
~ ~fty 
Value 
(thousands) 
. 
~ ~'  
Value 
(thousands) 
Cement: 
 Portland — thousand short tons — 
  Masonry do.~Pumice do~Sandandgravel do.~Stone: 
320 
10 
260 
771 
$16,315 
 607 
574 
 2,452 
441 
11 
272 
706 
$25,626 
 828 
 658 
 1,582 
. 
469 
 12 
359 
1,081 
$29,346 
 1,077 
 1,240 
 3,063 
Crushed do._~DimensiolL. do~_ 
.5,758 
1 
19,876 
4 
6,027 W 
23,845 
W 
6,868 
1 
28,969 
W 
Combined value of other nonmetals - Total                  
XX 
152 
XX 
209 
XX 
209 
XX 
39,980 
XX 
52,748 
XX 
63,904 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included
in "Combined value" figure. XX Not applicable. 
 Production as measured by mine shipments sales or marketable production
(including consumption by producers) 
Employment and labor force, annual average: 
 Total civilian labor force thousand& - 
 Unemployment do~~ 
 Employment (nonagricultural): do* 
 Manufacturing do..~ - 
 Contract construction do. - -- 
 Transportation and public utilities do... - - - 
 Wholesale and retail trade do.._ - - 
 Finance,insurance,realestate do..~ 
 Services do..~ 
 Government do~~ 
 402.0 400.0 399.0 
 30.0 31.0 25.0 
-0.3 
—19.4 
 (1) (1) (1) —— 
23.2 23.7 23.6 —.4 
19.7 20.7 22.9 + 10.6 
28.2 28.8 30.4 +5.6 
92.2 97.9 104.5 +6.7 
25.6 28.8 30.3 +5.2 
2848 290.3 298.4 +9.0 
85.7 87.1 86.5 —.7 
Total nonagriculturalemployment do...~ 359.4 377.3 396.6 +5.1 
See footnotes at end of table.158 
MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
proposed bill is intended as an interim measure for orderly development of
deep seabed mining until an international agreement has been reached by the
United Nations' Law of the Sea Conference. Until the issue can be resolved,
private companies are reluctant to proceed. Investments in ocean mining already
exceed $100 million. 
 As part of its Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Study (DOMES) Project, the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) is conducting a study of potential
environmental effects involved in building a processing plant for manganese
nodules in various States, among them, Hawaii. Under. a grant from NOAA,
the Hawaii Department of Planning and Economic Development is investigating
possible effects that a nodule processing industry might have on the State.
The State is actively encouraging potential nodule mining companies to consider
locating their processing facilities in Hawaii. 
Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Hawaii, by county
(Thousands) 
County 1977 1978 Minerals produced in 1978      in order of value 
Hawaii W $3,780 Stone,pumice,sandandgravel. 
Honolulu W W Cement, stone. 
Kauai  W W Stone, sand and gravel, pumice. 
Maui $3,756 W Stone, sand and gravel, pumice, lime, gem stones. 
 Total 39,980 52,74.8 
W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included in "Total."
Table 3.—Indicators of Hawaii business activity 
    1978.79 1977 1978 1WT9~ percent    change 


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