National Minerals Information Center

Publications

The Center conducts analyses of and develops information on minerals-related issues, including minerals conservation, sustainability, availability, materials flow, and the economic health of the U.S. minerals industry. 

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Historical and Time Series Data

Historical and Time Series Data

A compilation of data on mineral production, imports, exports, stocks, reported and apparent consumption publications.

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Periodic Publications

A subset of our monthly, quarterly, and annual publications

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Special Publications

Special Publications

Fact Sheets - Short introductions to mineral commodities, materials flow, and supply chain topics

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Year Published: 1997

Mineral Commodity Summaries 1997

Published on an annual basis, this report is the earliest Government publication to furnish estimates covering nonfuel mineral industry data. Data sheets contain information on the domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, and 5-year salient statistics for over 90 individual minerals and materials

Mineral Commodity Summaries 1997; 1997; MINERAL; 1997; U.S. Geological Survey

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Year Published: 1996

Construction aggregates

Part of the Annual Commodities Review 1995. Production of construction aggregates such as crushed stone and construction sand and gravel showed a marginal increase in 1995. Most of the 1995 increases were due to funding for highway construction work. The major areas of concern to the industry included issues relating to wetlands classification and...

Tepordei, V.V.
Construction aggregates; 1996; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Tepordei, V. V.

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Year Published: 1996

Fluorspar

The U.S. consumed about 525 kt of fluorspar in 1995, with more than 70 percent being used for the production of hydrofluoric acid. Fluorspar is also used for the production of aluminum and steel. About 558 kt of fluorspar was imported in 1995, with a further 186 kt made available from the National Defense Stockpile. The market in the U.S. is...

Miller, M.
Fluorspar; 1996; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Miller, M.

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Year Published: 1996

Strontium

Part of the Annual Commodities Review 1995. In 1995, U.S. strontium imports and consumption increased nearly 30 percent due to increased domestic production of color television picture tube glass. However, strontium compound exports fell during 1995. Strontium is also used in the production of permanent ceramic ferrite magnets. Strontium nitrate,...

Ober, J.A.
Strontium; 1996; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Ober, J. A.

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Year Published: 1996

Mineral Commodity Summaries 1996

This report is the earliest Government publication to furnish estimates covering 1995 nonfuel mineral industry data. Most of the estimates are based on at least 6 months of data. These data sheets contain information on the domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, and 5-year salient statistics for over 90 individual minerals and...

Mineral Commodity Summaries 1996; 1996; MINERAL; 1996; U.S. Geological Survey

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Year Published: 1995

Construction aggregates

Part of the 1994 Industrial Minerals Review. The production, consumption, and applications of construction aggregates are reviewed. In 1994, the production of construction aggregates, which includes crushed stone and construction sand and gravel combined, increased 7.7 percent to 2.14 Gt compared with the previous year. These record production...

Tepordei, V.V.
Construction aggregates; 1995; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Tepordei, V. V.

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Year Published: 1995

Fluorspar

The production, consumption, and applications of fluorspar are reviewed. In 1994, the U.S. exported about 45 kt of fluorspar, but, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 493 kt were imported during the same period. Consumption, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Mines, was about 473 kt. China continued to be the main...

Miller, M.
Fluorspar; 1995; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Miller, M.

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Year Published: 1995

Strontium

Part of the 1994 Industrial Minerals Review. The production, consumption, and applications of strontium are reviewed. Consumption for the year is estimated to have been about 35 kt for strontium contained in celestite, strontium carbonate, and strontium nitrate. Exports of strontium totaled only about 1.1 kt for the year. U.S. strontium imports...

Ober, J.A.
Strontium; 1995; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Ober, J. A.

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Year Published: 1994

Construction aggregates

Part of a special section on industrial minerals in 1993. The 1993 production of construction aggregates increased 6.3 percent over the 1992 figure, to reach 2.01 Gt. This represents the highest estimated annual production of combined crushed stone and construction sand and gravel ever recorded in the U.S. The outlook for construction aggregates...

Tepordei, V.V.
Construction aggregates; 1994; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Tepordei, V. V.

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Year Published: 1994

Fluorspar

The U.S. exported approximately 52 kt of fluorspar in 1993. All reported production of fluorspar came from the Illinois mines of Elf Atochem. The U.S. consumed approximately 439 kt of fluorspar, according to preliminary U.S. Bureau of Mines figures. Fluorspar markets and industry developments are discussed.

Miller, M.
Fluorspar; 1994; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Miller, M.

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Year Published: 1994

Strontium

Production figures are not published for stronium carbonate because there is only one company producing strontium carbonate domestically. Strontium carbonate is produced in the U.S. from imported celestite. Consumption can be estimated from trade data published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Consumption is estimated at approximately 24.5 kt of...

Ober, J.A.
Strontium; 1994; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Ober, J. A.

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Year Published: 1993

Construction aggregates

Part of a special section on the market performance of industrial minerals in 1992. Production of construction aggregates increased by 4.6 percent in 1992. This increase was due, in part, to the increased funding for transportation and infrastructure projects. The U.S. produced about 1.05 Gt of crushed stone and an estimated 734 Mt of construction...

Tepordei, V.V.
Construction aggregates; 1993; Article; Journal; Mining Engineering; Tepordei, V. V.