Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: domestic 1972
Year 1972, Volume 2 (1972)
Arizona, pp. 71-95 ff. PDF (2.7 MB)
71The Mineral Industry of Arizona This chapter was prepared under a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Arizona Bureau of Mines for collecting information on all minerals. By Lyman Moore' The value of mineral production in Anzona was $1,091 million, 11% - above the 1971 value. Income from the mineral industry ranked second only to manufacturing which, with value added totaled $1,630 million. Metals accounted for 92% of the mineral output value, nonmetals 7%, and mineral fuels 1%. The value of metals produced increased 10% above that of 1971, nonmetals 25%, and mineral fuels 56%. Copper production was 908,612 tons, about 55% of domestic output. The value of copper production was $930 million, 85% of the total value of minerals produced. Molybdenum production, in which the State ranks second in the Nation, increased 20% to 27.2 million pounds, a record high. Arizona remained second in silver production with an output of 6.7 million troy ounces, and fourth in gold production with 102,996 troy ounces. Principal nonmetals produced were cement, sand and gravel, stone, and - lime. The increase in mineral fuel output was due to increased coal production for electric power generation. ' Mining engineer, Division of Nonferrous Metals—Mineral Supply. Table 1.—Mineral production in Arizona' 1971 1972 Mineral Quantity Value (thousands) Quantity Value (thou sands) Clays 2 thousand short tons_Coal (bituminous) do____ Copper (recoverable content of ores, etc.) tons__Gem atones 119 1,146 820,171 NA 94,038 15,859 859 296 22,684 868 1,236 949 19,791 6,170 2,873 7,761 $84 W 852,978 160 3,879 W 237 4,474 39,872 153 3,918 625 24,391 9,538 5,848 2,499 134 W 908,612 NA 102,996 W 1,763 356 27,216 W 993 915 24,842 6,653 4,638 10,111 $355 W 930,419 168 6,036 W 530 6,024 46,791 W 3,226 - 722 32,420 11,210 8,018 3,589 Gold (recoverable content of ores, etc.) troy ounces__Iron ore (usable) long tons, gross weight__ Lead (recoverable content of ores, etc.) tons__ Lime thousand short tons__ Molybdenum (content of concentrates) thousand pounds__Natural gas million cubic feet__ Petroleum (crude) thousand 42-gallon barrels__ Pumice thousand short tons.._ Sand and gravel do~__ Silver (recoverable content of ores, etc.) thousand troy ounces_Stone thousand short tons__ Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.) tona__ Value of items that cannot be disclosed: Asbestos, cement, fire clay, diatomite, feldspar, fluorspar, gypsum, helium, mica (scrap), perlite, pyrites, tungsten, and values indicated by the symbol W -_ Total XX 32,364 XX 41,496 XX XX 981,020 834,161 XX XX 1,091,004 P 907,606 Total 1967 constant dollars P Preliminary. NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid -disclosing individual company confidential data; included with "Value of items that cannot be disclosed." XX Not applicable. ' Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). - 2Excludes bentonite (1971) and fire clay (1972); included with "Value of items that cannot be disclosed."
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