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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)

Hill, James J.; Prosser, L. J., Jr.
Indiana,   pp. 189-200 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 189

  189The Mineral Industry of 
Indiana 
This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between
the 
Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Geological Survey,
Indiana 
Department of Natural Resources, for collecting information on all nonfuel
minerals. 
By James J. Hill' and L. J. Prosser, Jr.2 
The value of Indiana's nonfuel mineral production was $291 million in 1978
and $326 million in 1979. Although value surpassed the $300 million mark
for the first time in 1979, output declined in all commodities except abrasives,
peat, and stone. The following, in decreasing order of value, con- 
tinued as the State's leading commodities: 
Portland cement, crushed stone, and sand and gravel. Clays, gypsum, masonry
cement, dimension stone, and lime were also produced. Imported materials
processed in the State included fluorspar and perlite. 
Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in Indiana' 
1977 
1978 
1979 
Mineral 
Quantity 
Value (thousands) 
Quantity 
Value 
(thou- 
sands) 
Quantity 
Value 
(thou 
sands) 
Cement, portlan&. - - - thousand short tons_ - 
Clays do___ 
Peat do_..__Sandandgravel do___ 
Stone: 
 Crushed do___ Dimension do__ 
Combined value of abrasives (natural), cement (masonry), gypsum, lime, sand
and gravel (industrial, 1979), and values indicated by symbolW          
Total                          
W 
1,268 
51 
26,248 
26,740 
244 
XX 
W 
$2,237 
759 
50,089 
61,392 
11,804 
120,445 
W 
1,277 
57 
27,600 
33,394 
234 
XX 
W 
$2,495 
789 
54,380 
80,523 
12,972 
139,830 
2,389 
1,185 
76 
227,050 
34,134 
340 
XX 
$95,549 
2,341 
1,242 
255$42 
92,533 
19,543 
59,036 
XX 
246,726 
XX 
290,989 
XX 
326,086 
W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in
"Combined value" figure. ' Production as measured by mine shipments,
sales,
or marketable production (including consumption by producers). 2Excludes
industrial sand and gravel; value included in "Combined value"
figure. 


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