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1165. Mineral Production, by Type of Mineral

[Data represent production as measured by mine shipments, mine sales, or marketable production]

 
Mineral Unit 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
 
FUEL MINERALS
 
Coal, total Mil. sh. tons 1,029.1 996.0 997.5 945.4 1,033.5 1,033.0 1,056.7 1,089.9 1,117.5 1,099.1
  Bituminous Mil. sh. tons 693.2 650.7 651.9 576.7 640.3 613.8 630.7 653.8 631.7 621.3
  Subbituminous Mil. sh. tons 244.3 255.3 252.1 274.9 300.5 328.0 340.3 345.1 394.8 388.3
  Lignite Mil. sh. tons 88.1 86.5 90.1 89.5 88.1 86.5 88.1 86.3 85.8 84.4
  Anthracite Mil. sh. tons 3.5 3.4 3.5 4.3 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.7 5.3 5.2
 
Natural gas (marketed production) Tril. cu. ft. 18.59 18.53 18.71 18.98 19.67 19.51 19.75 19.87 19.65 19.67
Petroleum (crude) Mil. bbl. 1 2,686 2,708 2,617 2,500 2,420 2,394 2,360 2354.98 2,281 2,164
Uranium (recoverable content) Mil. lb. 8.9 8.0 5.7 3.1 3.4 6.0 6.3 5.64 4.71 4.71
 
NONFUEL MINERALS
 
Asbestos (sales) 1,000 metric tons (D) 20 16 14 10 9 10 7 6 6
Asphalt and related bitumens (native) 3 Mil. metric tons 25 26 25 27 (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3)
Barite, primary, sold/used by producers 1,000 metric tons 430 448 326 315 583 543 662 692 476 375
Boron minerals, sold or used by producers 1,000 metric tons 1,090 1,240 1,010 1,060 1,110 1,190 1,150 1,190 1,170 (NA)
Bromine, sold or used by producers 1,000 metric tons 177 170 171 177 195 218 227 247 230 231
 
Cement:
  Portland Mil. metric tons 67 64 67 71 74 73 76 79 80 82
  Masonry Mil. metric tons 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4
Clays 1,000 metric tons 42,900 41,000 40,200 40,700 42,000 43,100 43,100 41,800 41,600 42,200
Diatomite 1,000 metric tons 631 610 595 599 646 722 729 773 725 720
Feldspar 4 1,000 metric tons 630 580 725 770 765 880 890 900 820 900
Fluorspar, finished shipments 1,000 metric tons 64 58 51 60 49 51 8 0 0 0
Garnet (abrasive) 1,000 metric tons 47 51 54 44 51 53 68 71 (NA) (NA)
Gypsum, crude Mil. metric tons 15 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 19 19
 
Helium 5 Mil. cu. meters 85 88 94 96 100 101 103 116 112 118
Lime, sold or used by producers Mil. metric tons 16 16 16 17 17 19 19 20 20 21
Mica, scrap/flake, sold/used by producers 1,000 metric tons 109 103 85 88 109 108 97 91 87 94
Peat, sales by producers 1,000 metric tons 721 703 652 612 552 660 640 753 785 775
Perlite, processed, sold or used 1,000 metric tons 576 514 541 569 644 700 684 695 685 726
Phosphate rock (marketable) Mil. metric tons 46 48 47 36 41 44 45 46 44 42
Potash (K">\2O equivalent) sales 1,000 metric tons 1,710 1,710 1,707 1,480 1,470 1,480 1,390 1,400 1,300 1,300
Pumice & pumicite, producer sales 1,000 metric tons 443 401 481 469 490 529 612 577 583 617
Salt, common, sold/used by producers Mil. metric tons 37 36 35 38 40 41 43 41 41 41
Sand & gravel, sold/used by producer Mil. metric tons 855 731 858 895 918 935 942 989 1,108 1,108
  Construction Mil. metric tons 829 708 834 869 891 907 914 961 1,080 1,080
  Industrial Mil. metric tons 26 23 25 26 27 28 28 28 28 28
Silica 2 Metric tons 3,710 2,210 1,730 528 873 979 1,290 700 (NA) (NA)
Sodium carbonate (natural) (soda ash) 1,000 metric tons 9,100 9,010 9,380 8,960 9,320 10,100 10,200 10,700 10,100 10,100
Sodium sulfate (natural) 1,000 metric tons 349 354 337 327 298 327 306 318 (D) (D)
Stone 6 Mil. metric tons 1,110 998 1,055 1,117 1,230 2,420 1,300 2,600 2,630 2,600
  Crushed and broken Mil. metric tons 1,110 997 1,050 1,120 1,230 1,260 1,300 1,410 1,510 1,560
  Dimension.7 1,000 metric tons 1,120 1,160 1,140 1,280 1,190 1,160 1,150 1,180 1,120 1,040
Sulfur: Total shipments 1,000 metric tons 11,500 11,100 11,000 10,500 11,700 12,100 11,800 11,900 12,100 10,900
Sulfur: Frasch mines (shipments) 1,000 metric tons 3,680 3,120 2,600 1,480 (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D)
Talc, and pyrophyllite, crude 1,000 metric tons 1,270 1,040 997 968 935 1,060 994 1,050 971 954
Vermiculite concentrate 1,000 metric tons 209 180 190 190 177 171 (D) (D) (D) (D)
 
METALS
 
Antimony ore and concentrate Metric tons (D) (D) 360 266 215 262 242 356 242 480
Aluminum 1,000 metric tons 3,695 3,299 3,375 3,577 3,603 3,713 3,800
Bauxite (dried) 1,000 metric tons (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Copper (recoverable content) 1,000 metric tons 1,590 1,630 1,760 1,800 1,850 1,850 1,920 1,940 1,860 1,660
Gold (recoverable content) Metric tons 294 294 330 331 327 317 318 367 366 340
Iron ore (gross weight) 8 Mil. metric tons 57 57 56 56 58 61 62 63 63 56
Lead (recoverable content) 1,000 metric tons 484 466 397 355 363 394 436 459 493 520
Magnesium metal 1,000 metric tons 139 131 137 132 128 142 133 125 106 (D)
Manganiferous ore (gross weight) 9 1,000 metric ton (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D)
Mercury..10 Metric tons 562 58 64 (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D)
Molybdenum (concentrate) 1,000 metric tons 62 53 50 37 47 61 55 61 53 44
 
Nickel 1,000 metric tons 0 6 7 2 0 2 1 0 0 0
Palladium metal Kilograms 5,930 5,200 5,440 6,780 6,440 5,260 6,100 8,430 10,600 10,200
Platinum metal Kilograms 1,810 1,500 1,650 2,050 1,960 1,590 1,840 2,610 3,240 3,200
Silicon (silicon content) 1,000 metric tons of silicon content 418 363 370 367 390 396 412 430 429 425
Silver (recoverable content) Metric tons 2,120 1,860 1,800 1,640 1,490 1,560 1,570 2,180 2,060 1,860
Titanium concentrate: Ilmenite (gross weight) 1,000 metric tons (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D)
Tungsten ore and concentrate 11 Metric tons (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D)
Vanadium (recoverable content) Metric tons (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D)
Zinc (recoverable content) 1,000 metric tons 515 518 523 488 570 614 600 605 722 775
 




D Withheld to avoid disclosing individual company data. NA Not available. X Not applicable. Z Less than half the unit of measure.
1 42 gal. bbl.
2 Includes grindstones, oilstones, whetstones, and deburring media. Excludes grinding pebbles, and tubemill liners.
3 Contains bituminous limestone and sandstone, and gilsonite. Includes road oil, 1989-93. Discontinued.
4 Includes aplite, 1992-97.
5 Refined.
6 Excludes abrasive stone, bituminous limestone and sandstone, and ground soapstone, all included elsewhere in table; 1993 excludes dimension stone. Includes calcareous marl and slate.
7 Includes Puerto Rico, 1990-96.
8 Represents shipments; includes byproduct ores.
9 5 to 35 percent manganiferous ore.
10 Production from mercury ore only. 1986-89; mercury recovered as a by products of gold ores only, 1990-97.
11 Content of ore and concentrate. Source: Nonfuels, through 1994, U.S. Bureau of Mines,thereafter, U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Yearbook and Mineral Commodity Summaries, annual; fuels, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review.

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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