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Volume 69    Issue 5

Annual Review 2016: Mining Review

Mining Engineering, 2017, Vol. 69, No. 5, pp. 50-50
Ober, J.A.


PREVIEW:

In 2016, the estimated value of total nonfuel mineral production in the United States was $74.6 billion, a slight increase from the revised total of $73.4 billion in 2015 (Table 1). Increased construction activity spurred increased production of industrial minerals, especially those used in infrastructure and residential construction. Although starting the year relatively low, prices for several metals, especially for some of the precious metals, began to trend upward. Decreased production of most metals produced in the United States, however, contributed to an overall decline in the value of metal production.  



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