Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: domestic 1972
Year 1972, Volume 2 (1972)
Cooper, Franklin D.
Pennsylvania, pp. 577-628 PDF (5.9 MB)
577The Mineral Industry of Pennsylvania This chapter has been prepared by the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Department of Environmental Resources, under a cooperative agreement for collecting information covering the mineral production from mines, quarries, and wells. By Franklin D. Cooper' Pennsylvania mineral production reached a record output value of $1,231.5 million, $82.4 million above that of 1971. Increases in value were attained by cement, clays, bituminous coal, lime, natural gas, sand and gravel, and stone. Output value decreases were noted for anthracite, copper, iron ore pellets, peat, crude petroleum, and zinc. The value of all natural gas liquids was 34% greater than 1971. Compared with 1971 figures, the average f.o.b. mine value of anthracite increased 14 cents per ton and that of bituminous coal advanced 63 cents per ton. Collectively, solid-fuels production accounted for 63.3% of the total value of mineral production, and the value of all fossil fuels equaled 66.5% of total mineral production value. The production of anthracite was 18.6% less and its value was 17.6% less than in 1971. Bituminous coal production was 4.3% greater and its value was 11.9% greater than in 1971. Leading mineral producing counties, with primary commodities in parentheses, were Washington, Greene, Indiana, Armstrong and Cambria (bituminous coal), Northampton and Lawrence (cement), and Schuylkill (anthracite). Cameron, and Pike Counties reported no mineral production. Pennsylvania led the Nation in stone production and was second in cement, third in lime and coal, and fourth in tripoli. 1 Physical scientist, Division of Fossil Fuels— Mineral Supply. Table 1.—Mineral production in Pennsylvania 1 1971 1972 Value Value Mineral Quantity (thousands) Quantit y (thousands) Cement: Portland thousand short tons_... Masonry do_._. Clays do__U Coal: 7,850 419 22,325 $140,460 11,247 2 8,940 8,214 451 2,682 $156,008 12,401 15,829 Anthracite do____ Bituminous do____ Copper (recoverable content of ores, etc.)_short tons-Gem stones 8,727 72,835 3,349 NA 1,760 76,451 88 103,469 620,196 3,483 9 30,008 20,770 461 7,106 75,939 2,611 NA 1,891 73,958 22 85,251 694,267 2,673 9 33,802 22,389 320 Lime thousand short tons__Natural gas million cubic feet__ Peat thousand short tons__ Petroleum (crude) thousand 42-gallon barrels__ Sand and gravel thousand short tons__ Stone do___. Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.)__short tons__ Value of items that cannot be disclosed: 3,798 19,668 64,467 27,438 17,699 36,162 118,469 8,835 3,441 18,757 67,307 18,344 16,414 36,804 124,340 6,512 Clays (kaolin) (1971), cobalt (1971), gold (1971), iron ore, scrap mica, pyrites (1971), silver (1971), tripoli, and natural gas liquids XX 28,899 XX 24,466 Total XX 1,149,107 XX 1,231,485 Total 1967 constant dollars XX 977,086 XX P 1,024,472 P Preliminary. NA Not available. XX Not applicable. 1 Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). 2 kaolin; included with "Value of items that cannot be disclosed,"
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