Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)
Krempasky, G. T.; Lawson, Don C.
Montana, pp. 315-327 ff. PDF (1.3 MB)
Aluminum: Anaconda Aluminum Co Antimony: U.S. Antimony Corp Columbia Falls, MT 59912 Box 643 Thompson Falls, MT 59873 Reduction plant Mine and plant Flathead. Sanders. Barite: Montana Barite Co Box 3296 Missoula, MT 59801 Missoula. Cement: Ideal Basic Industries, Inc.' Box 8789 Denver, CO 80201 Plant Gallatin. KaiserCement and Gypsum Corp.' 300 Lakeside Dr. Oakland, CA 94666 ~_do Jefferson. Clays: International Minerals and Box 460 Pit Carter. Chemical Corp. American ColloidCo Federal Bentonite Div., Aurora Metal Co. Belle Fourche, SD 57717 5100 SuffieldCt. Skokie, IL 60067 1019 Jerico Rd. Aurora, IL 60538 Plantand pit - - - do Carbonand Phillips. Valley. Copper: The Anaconda Copper Co.2 Gypsum: U.S. G~sum Co Iron ore: Anaconda, MT 59701 - - - 101 South Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606 Smelter, refmery, mine, plant. Underground mine and plant. Silver Bow. Fergus. R&SIronCo Phosphaterock: ComincoAmerican, Inc Radersburg,MT59644~ Garrison, MT 59731 Mine do Meagher. Powell. Stauffer Chemical Co Sand and gravel: Barry0'Learylnc McElroy and Wilkin Inc Midland Materials Co 229 Park Ave. New York, NY 10017 Box 1102 Billings, MT 59101 Box 35 Kalispell, MT 59901 Box 2521 Billings, MT 59103 Plant Pit Pit Pit Silver Bow. Yellowstone. Flathead. Yellowstone. 326 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79See footnotes at end of table. crete aggregate, asphaltic concrete, fill, firm that mined talc at the Willow Creek plaster and granite sands, concrete prod- Mine. Most talc was shipped out of Montana ucts, and as railroad ballast. A minor for use in the manufacture of paper, paint, amount was used for snow and ice control. refractories, toilet preparations, ceramics, Stone.—Crushed stone produced in the roofing materials, insecticides, and in rice State was used for the manufacture of polishing. Interest in and exploration for cement, roadstone, lime manufacture, flux, talc continued in southwestern Montana. riprap and jetty, surface treatment, road Chlorite, having some of the same uses as base, concrete, bedding, railroad ballast, talc, was mined from a recently developed sugar refining, ferrosilicon, exposed aggre- deposit near Silver Star. gate, and as filler. More than 75% of the Vermiculite.—W. R. Grace & Co. proState's stone production came from quarries duced crude vermiculite from its Rainy yielding in excess of 100,000 short tons per Creek Mine in Lincoln County, primarily year. However, annual production from for further treatment and sale outside of approximately 80% of the quarries oper- Montana. The mine, which was the largest ating in the State was less than 25,000 short source of crude vermiculite in the United tOfl5. States, was idled by a strike for 3 weeks in Sulfur.—Two companies in Yellowstone 1978. Its production in 1979 was approximCounty recovered sulfur as a byproduct ately the same as in 1978. Neither year's from petroleum facilities, production quite equaled that of 1977. Talc.—Talc production continued at a __________ high rate from Cyprus' Yellowstone and ' State mineral specialist, Bureau of Mines, Spokane, Beaverhead Mines and from Pfizer Inc.'s Wash. °Staff field agent, Montana Bureau of Mines and GeoloTreasure Mine, all in Madison County. Q~- ~, Butte, Mont. prus acquired Resource Processors, Inc. a Table 11.—Principal producers Commodity and company Address Type of activity County
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