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The U.S. ranks 3rd in perlite

25 December 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2007 the United States produced 444,000 tonnes of perlite, which is enough to make the United States rank third in that category. China ranks first, producing 1,400,000 tonnes.

The U.S. ranks 6th in feldspar production

15 August 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2008 the United States produced 600,000 tonnes of feldspar, or 2.6% of the world’s total feldspar production, which makes the United States rank sixth in that category. Turkey ranks first, producing 6,000,000 tonnes, or 26.3% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in lead mining

28 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2008 the U.S. produced 423,000 tonnes of lead from lead mining, or 10.6% of the world’s total lead mine production, which makes the United States rank third in that category. China ranks first, with 1,546,000 tonnes, or 38.7% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 10th in lithium production

26 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2008 the U.S. produced 1500 tonnes of lithium, which was enough to make the United States rank tenth in that category. Australia ranked first at 239,528 tonnes.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in vermiculite

7 February 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey’s publication, World Mineral Production, 2003-2007, in 2007 the United States produced 100,000 tonnes of vermiculite, or 19.5% of the world’s total vermiculite production. That was enough for the United States to rank third in that category. South Africa ranks first, producing 199,664, or 39% of the world’s total.

The U.S. ranks 5th in potash

19 August 2009 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2006 the United States produced 1,200,000 tonnes of potash, or 3.6% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank fifth in that category. Canada ranked first, producing 11,426,000 tonnes, or 34.1% of the world total.

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The U.S. ranks 6th in copper smelting

18 July 2009 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2006 the United States smelted 501,000 tonnes of copper, which made it rank sixth in that category. China ranked first, smelting 1,850,000 tonnes.

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