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Tabulated production data on New York State minerals

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of statistical reports on the production of various minerals in New York State.
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0.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1919-1935
Series Number:
B1534

Arrangement

Chronological by year.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of statistical reports on the production of various minerals in New York State. Prior to World War II, mineral surveys were conducted, and the resulting reports were compiled and distributed, by the U.S. Geological Survey (Dept. of the Interior) and later the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Dept. of Commerce). Reports for separate minerals are gathered together in groups of annual state totals.

A transmittal letter shows the 1920 production statistics were sent to C.A. Hartnagel at the State Geological Survey. Other correspondence (1936) is addressed to D.H. Newland as State Geologist. Begining in 1926 the state geologist apparently began collecting such mineral production data in cooperation with the Bureau of Mines. There are New York State Museum date stamps on the records for 1949, many years after the last report date (1935). This supports the conclusion that the Geological Survey compiled such information on mineral rersources for statistical and research use, but that the full processing of material sent by the federal government was delayed.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

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Other finding aids

Beginning in 1924, a list indexing state totals by mineral is at the fore of each report.

Custodial History

Records were transferred from the office of Robert Fakundiny on September 30, 1985. This accession resulted from a project undertaken by Archives staff in 1997 to accession or reintegrate estrayed or unidentified records.

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