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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Sullivan, Daniel E.; Baker, Jeannette L.; Theofilos, Nicholas G.
Review of the mineral industries,   pp. 1-59 ff. PDF (6.2 MB)


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Table 54.—Federal obligated funds for metallurgy and materials research
(Thousand dollars) 
Fiscal year 1972' Fiscal year 1973' 
Table 57.—Summary of government inventories of strategic and critical
materials, 
December 31, 1972 
54 
MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 53.—Research and development activity 
 - (Million dollars) — - 
Total 
Funds expended 
1969' 
Company 
 1970 1971 
Federa 
1969' 
1 Government 
1970 1971 
1969' 
1970 
1971 
Petroleum refining and extrac 
 tion 569 
608 
505 
522 
565 
488 
47 
43 
17 
   % of all industries 3.1Chemicals and allied products 1,731   % of all
industries 9.5Allindustries 18,318 
3.4 
1,812 
10.1 
17,858 
2.7 
1,822 
9.9 
18,420 
5.3 
1,538 
15.6 
9,867 
5.6 
1,624 
16.1 
10,073 
4.5 
1,639 
15.2 
10,749 
.6 
192 
2.3 
8,451 
.6 
188 
2.4 
7,785 
.2 
183 
2.4 
7,671 
 Source: National Science Foundation. Research and Development in Industry.
NSF 72—309, April 1972, table 2. Data from 1971 from Science Resources
Studies Highlights. NSF 72-318, Dec. 13, 1972, p. 4. 
Federal agency 
 Basic 
 research 
Department of Defense 30,281 
Atomic Energy Commission 11,264 
National Aeronautic and Space Administration -  8,825 
Bureau of Mines 498 
National Science Foundation 9,672 
Department of Agriculture -- 
Department of Commerce 1,837 
Federal Highway Administration - - 
Other 21 
Applied Total Basic Applied Total research research research research research
 71,405 101,686 36,627 73,482 110,109 
 20,700 31,964 10,980 21,000 31,980 
 19,716 28,541 6,368 25,331 31,699 
 15,265 15,763 317 16,886 17,203 
 4,800 14,472 14,691 10,080 24,771 
 824 2,661 1,865 797 2,662 
 730 730 -- 1,124 1,124 
 5,804 5,825 21 7,706 7,727 
 Total 62,398 139,244 201,642 70,869 156,406 227,275 Estimate. 
 Source: National Science Foundation. Federal Funds for Research, Development,
and Other Scientific Activities. NSF 72—317, v. 21, August 1972, tables
C—24, C—25, C—413, C—44, C—62, C—63.
Table 55.—Bureau of Mines obligations 
for mining and mineral research 
and development 
(Thousand dollars) 
Fiscal Applied Basic Devel- Total year research research opment 
 1969 25,934 4,051 5,033 35,018 
 1970 27,646 6,248 12,563 46,457 
 1971 32,214 6,525 21,561 60,300 
 1972 32,805 7,846 30,237 70,888 
 1973 '  34,087 7,031 37,279 78,397 
' Estimate. 
Table 56.—Bureau of mines obligations for total research, by field
of science 
- (Thousand dollars) 
 Fiscal year 
 1971 1972 1973 
Engineering sciences 27,939 28,733 29,944 
Physical sciences 7,455 10,525 9,796 
Mathematical sciences.. 763 529 527 
Environmental sciences. 2,582 864 851 
 Total 38,739 40,651  41,118 
Estimate. 
Acquisition cost 
Market value' 
Total inventories in storage: 
National stockpile                              
Supplementalstockpile                             
Defense Production Act                             
Commodity Credit Corporation                       
$3,947,856,000 
1,359,907,600 
649,171,400 
-- 
$4,893,774,300 
1,438,417,100 
362,112,800 
-- 
6,694,304,200 
4,023,742,100 
    Total on hand 5,956,935,000 
On order: 
   Inventories within objective: 
 Total on hand 3,288,522,500 
Inventories excess to objective: 
  Total on hand 2,668,412,500 2,670,562,100 
 ' Market values are computed from prices at which similar materials are
being traded; or in the absence of current trading, at an estimate of the
price which would prevail in commercial markets. Prices used are unadjusted
for normal premiums and discounts relating to contained qualities, or for
inherent materials—handling allowances. Market values do not neceasarily
reflect the amount that would be realized at time of sale. The uncommitted
excess excludes the unshipped sales; the inventories in storage include quantities
that have been sold but not shipped. 
 Source: Executive Office of the President, Office of Emergency Preparedness.
Stockpile Report to the Congress, July—December 1972, p. 2. 


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