1997 Census of Mineral Industries


The 1997 Census of Mining was issued in three publication series: Industry, Subject, and Geographic Area, and an additional report. Detailed holdings are described below, with links to the web versions. The Business Library has acquired print versions of selected volumes only.

This information is also available on the 1997 Economic Census: Mining web site, from the U.S. Census Bureau. The full text of all the reports is available (in PDF format), as well as the data tables in HTML, explanatory materials and links to related sites.

You can also access the data via American FactFinder.

Volumes which contain tables specifically about New York are highlighted.

  • Industry Series.
    The reports cover all mining establishments of companies with one or more paid employees. Mining is defined as the extraction of naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. The term mining is used in the broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, and floatation), and other preparations customarily performed at the mine site or as part of the mining activities.
  • Subject Series. 3 reports.
  • Geographic Area Series. 52 reports.
    New York
    There is a General Summary, a separate report for each State, and for Offshore Areas Not Associated With a State. The District of Columbia is included with the report for Delaware.
  • Numerical List of Manufactured and Mineral Products.
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