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How many pounds of minerals are required by the average person in a year?


To maintain our standard of living, each person in the United States requires over 48,000 pounds of minerals each year:



12,528 lb. of stone



9,385 lb. of sand and gravel



888 lb. of cement



280 lb. of clays



418 lb. of salt



309 lb. phosphate



729 lb. of nonmetals



589 lb. of iron ore



73 lb. of aluminum



24 lb. of copper



14 lb. of lead



13 lb. of zinc



6 lb. of manganese



.0285 T oz. gold



20 lb. of other metals



PLUS:



7,578 lb. petroleum



7,643 lb. coal



7,985 natural gas



1/4 lb. uranium



Source: Minerals Information Institute

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