Minerals Yearbook (with year and subject commodity or place)

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Title: Minerals Yearbook (with year and subject commodity or place)
The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral industry of the United States and foreign countries. It contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and developments. The yearbook is published in three volumes: Volume I, Metals and Minerals; Volume II, Area Reports, Domestic; and Volume III, Area Reports, International.
Volume I metal and minerals chapters contain an untitled introduction, a statement on domestic data coverage, and an outlook section. Optional topics are: legislative and government programs, production, environment, consumption, stocks, transportation, prices, foreign trade, world review including individual country summaries if significant events occur, current research and technology, references, and sources of information.
Volume II State chapters contain State mineral production and rankings, significant industry events, and State legislation, and a State mineral- producing locality map. A statistical summary chapter and a directory of State Geologists and State minerals information personnel are also included in Volume II.
Volume III country chapters contain an untitled introduction and sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructures, and a summary outlook. Volume III also includes commodity reviews by metals, industrial minerals, and mineral fuels, and reserves.
The Minerals Yearbook publications are part of the core function of the minerals information activities transferred from the U.S. Bureau of Mines to the USGS in 1996. These publications are now the responsibility of the National Minerals Information Center (MIT). The subjects of these publications cover commodities, countries, or States. A commodity report covers multiple countries; a country or State report, multiple commodities.
Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic and industrial mineral commodities important to the U.S. economy. Chapters on survey methods, summary statistics for domestic nonfuel minerals, and trends in mining and quarrying in the metals and industrial minerals industries in the United States are included.
Volume I presents data on more than 80 metal and industrial mineral commodities obtained as a result of the information gathering activities of the U.S. Geological Survey. The staff of the National Minerals Information Center performed the collection, compilation, and analysis of domestic mineral industry data. Statistical data were compiled from information supplied by commodity producers and consumers in response to canvasses. Information obtained from individual firms by means of the U.S. Geological Survey canvasses has been grouped to provide aggregated statistics. Data on individual firms are presented only if available from published or other nonproprietary sources or when permission of the respondent has been granted. The chapter on Survey Methods discusses in greater detail procedures for canvassing the minerals industry and the processing and evaluation of these data. Other information appearing in this volume is obtained from the trade and technical press, industry contacts, and additional sources. Statistics on world production were compiled from numerous sources, including reports from the U.S. Department of State. U.S. foreign trade data were obtained from reports of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. The U.S. Geological Survey also was assisted by numerous cooperating State agencies. This volume also contains a Statistical Summary chapter and a Mining and Quarrying Trends chapter. The Statistical Summary summarizes crude nonfuel mineral production for the United States, its island possessions, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico by geographic area. Mining and Quarrying Trends summarizes mining activity by type of mine (i.e., surface or underground), by type of production (i.e., metal or industrial mineral), by geographic area, and by commodity.
Volume II presents metal and nonfuel mineral data organized by State. It includes a chapter on the minerals industry of each of the 50 States and Puerto Rico and the Administered Islands. This volume also has survey methods and summary statistics chapters.
Volume III presents metal and fuel and nonfuel mineral data in four separate regional reports. Each region of the world is further subdivided into country chapters. These reports collectively contain the latest available mineral data on more than 190 foreign countries and discuss the performance of minerals in the economies of the nations. Each report begins with an overview of the region's mineral industries during the year. It continues with individual country chapters that examine the mining, refining, processing, and utilization of minerals in each country of the region and how they relate to U.S. industry. Most chapters include production and industry structure tables, information about Government policies and programs affecting the country's minerals industry, and an outlook section.
Report subjects have varied over the history of this publication. In the 1998 edition, commodities covered were: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Asbestos, Barite, Bauxite, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Bromine, Cadmium, Cement, Cesium, Chromium, Clays, Cobalt, Columbium (Niobium), Copper, Diamond, Diatomite, Feldspar, Ferroalloys, Fluorspar, Gallium, Garnet, Gemstones, Germanium, Gold, Graphite, Gypsum, Hafnium, Helium, Ilmenite, Indium, Iodine, Iron ore, Iron and steel, Iron and steel scrap, Iron and steel slag, Kyanite, Lead, Lime, Lithium, Magnesium metal, Magnesium compounds, Manganese, Mercury, Mica, Molybdenum, Nickel, Nitrogen, Peat, Perlite, Phosphate rock, Platinum-group metals, Potash, Pumice, Quartz, Rare-earths metals, Recycling-Metals, Rhenium, Rubidium, Rutile, Salt, Sand and gravel, Scandium, Selenium, Silicon, Silver, Soda ash, Sodium sulfate, Stone, Strontium, Sulfur, Talc, Tantalum, Tellurium, Thallium, Thorium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Vanadium, Vermiculite, Yttrium, Zinc, and Zirconium.
The countries covered were as follows, grouped by international area (country name/Chapter Title): Africa and the Middle East (including Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasha) (formerly Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, (The) Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, other countries of Africa (Benin, Burundi, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Reunion and Rwanda, Sao Tome e Principe, Somalia, and Sudan); Asia and the Pacific (including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, (North) Korea, (Republic of) Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; Europe and Eurasia (including Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium and Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark and Greenland, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan; and Latin America and Canada (including Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, other islands of the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe and Martinique, Haiti, Montserrat, Netherlands, Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines), Panama, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, R/P1Y, Minerals Yearbook (with year and subject commodity or place): Minerals Yearbook Minerals Yearbook, Volume I, Metals and Minerals; Volume II, Area Reports: Domestic; and Volume III, Area Reports: International. Chapters for all volumes are published in paper format individually as annual Mineral Industry Surveys as they are completed, then collectively as Minerals Yearbooks. Chapters for all volumes are published in electronic format individually by commodity, State, or country under the name Minerals Yearbook. The Minerals Yearbook titles include the year and the name of their subject. A commodity Minerals Yearbook includes the commodity name (e.g., Minerals Yearbook--Aluminum 1997). A country annual review includes the country name (e.g., Minerals Yearbook--Canada 1996). A State Minerals Yearbook includes the State name (e.g., Minerals Yearbook--California 1998). These Minerals Yearbook chapters are published electronically as they are completed. When the series of chapters is completed for a year, they are collectively published in paper format as a Minerals Yearbook., U.S. Geological Survey for Mineral Industry Surveys Annual Reviews. U.S. Government Printing Office for Minerals Yearbook., Reston, Virginia, United States.

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    East_Bounding_Coordinate: +180
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    The USGS Minerals Yearbook geospatial data are State, national, or country boundary oriented. Data associated with States or countries are reported in tables.
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    • National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
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    U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
    988 National Center
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Monitor the minerals industry

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Last modified: 10-Jun-2016
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U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
988 National Center
Reston, VA

1-703-648-4000 (voice)
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Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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