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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: international 1972
Year 1972, Volume 3 (1972)

Rathjen, John A.
Canada,   pp. 187-207 ff. PDF (2.6 MB)


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 190 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 1.—Canada: Production of mineral commodities—Continued
(Metric tons unless otherwise specified) 
Commodity 1970 1971 1972 i 
METALS—Continued 
Zinc: 
   Mine output, Zn content          1,253,095        1,133,739        1 200
793 
   Refined, primary    417,907 371,973 472 000 
           NONMETALS   - 
Asbestos    thousand tons~  1,507 1,483 1 535 
Barite    133,583 109,556 66,225 
Cement, hydraulic    thousand tons.. 7,208 8,225 9 081 
Clays and products 8  value, thousands  $39,461 $48,583 $48 998 
Diatomite (shipments)    e 440 e 455 NA 
Feldspar (shipments)    9,667 9,774 9 072 
Fluorspar    124,100 e72,600 e120 000 
Gypsum and anhydrite    thousand tons..  5,732 6,080 7 205 
Lime   do..__.. 1,495 1,450 - 1,457 
Lithium minerals    424 - - -.. 
Magnesite and brucite........  value, thousand&  $3,082 $2,673 $2 555
Nepheline syenite    441,497 469,187 508 024 
Potash (shipments, K20 equivalent)      3,102,573    3,628,296    3,746,674
Pyrite and pyrrhotite: 
   Gross weight    329,008 288,420 117,862 
   Sulfur content    159,232 140,643 54,460 
Salt_    thousand tons..  4,862 5,028 5,021 
Sand and gravel   do........ 183,846 193,494 195,589 
Sodium sulfate    445,017 437,190 637,751 
       18    thousand tons..  65,323 66,692 67,313 
Strontium minerals    16,000 54,000 59,000 
Sulfur, elemental, byproduct: ~1 
   From smelter gases    thousand tons..  640 561 572 
   From processing of crude oil, natural gas and nickel   sulfide 
    matte   do...... 3,219 2,857 2,967 
Talc, soapstone and pyrophyllite (shipments)    65,367 59,478 72,575 
         MINERAL FUELS AND RELATED MATERIALS 
Carbon black    77,000 84,500 89,000 
Coal: 
   Bituminous and subbituminous      thousand    tons.. ' 11,598 13,728 16,046
   Lignite   do..~..  ' 3,465  2,994  2,978 
Coke, high temperature   do........ 5,143 4,631 4,724 
Natural gas: 
   Gross production  million cubic feet..  2,625,927 2,825,904 3,316,058
   Marketed production   do..~.. 2,277,109 2,499,024 2,913,645 
Natural gas liquids: 
Gross production: 
 Propane thousand 42-gallon barrels~ - 21,344 24,269 29,716 
 Butane do...._ 13,846 15,439 19,284 
 Pentanes plus do.. 43,306 45,992 60,588 
 Condensate do~...... 846 880 1,107 
 Total do...... 79,342 86,580 110,695 
 Production returned to formation, all types do.. - .. - 671 543 NA 
Peat moss thousand tons.... ' 291 306 336 
Petroleum: 
 Crude thousand 42-gallon barrels.. 461,180 492,739 - 554,328 
Refinery products: 
 Gasoline do..~.... 164,745 168,161 183,724 
 Kerosine and jet fuel do...... 35,756 39,165 40,945 
 Distillatefueloil do........ 127,756 138,924 146,620 
 Residualfueloil do........ 70,851 89,631 107,498 
 Lubricants do........ - 2,623 2,726 2,976 
 Other products do...... 35,934 39,736 42,872 
 Refineryfuelandlosses do........ 29,262 31,226 39,771 
 Total do~...... 466,927 509,569 564,406 
 ' Estimate. P Preliminary. ' Revised. NA Not available. 
1 Antimony content of antimonial lead alloys, flue dust and dore slag. 
2 Refined metal and bullion plus recoverable bismuth content of concentrate
exported. 
 ' Refined metal from domestic ores plus cadmium content of some exported
ores and concentrate. 
 All forms except cobalt in nickel sinter shipped to the United Kingdom by
International Nickel Co., but including cobalt from Falconbridge nickel-copper
matte shipped to Norway. 
 Output of Cominco only; excludes production (if any) by other producers.
6 Refined nickel plus nickel content of oxide produced plus recoverable nickel
in matte exported. Cement shipped and/or used by producers. 
 8 Includes value of bentonite and products from common clay, stoneware clay,
fire clay, and other types of clays. 
 U.S. imports of lithium minerals from Canada. 
 10 Crushed, building, ornamental, paving and others for similar uses. 
 11 Shipments, only; excludes sulfur content of pyrite which was included
here in previous editions (see under pyrite). Actual output was estimated
at 7.4 million tons in 1972, with the considerable difference between this
figure and shipments being accounted for by stocks, chiefly held by sour
gas producers. 


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