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

Kebblish, William
New Jersey,   pp. 357-364 PDF (801.6 KB)


Page 357

  357The Mineral Industry of 
New Jersey 
This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between
the 
Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the New Jersey Division
of 
Natural Resources, Bureau of Geology and Topography, for collecting information
on all 
nonfuel minerals. 
By William Kebblish1 
 The value of New Jersey's mineral pro- 90% of the State's total mineral
value in duction totaled $128 million in 1978 and 1978. Leading counties,
in value of mineral $152 million in 1979. The three main miner- production,
were Camden, Cumberland, als, in terms of value, were sand and gravel, Morris,
Passaic, Somerset, and Sussex. stone, and zinc, which accounted for nearly
Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in New Jersey1 
1977 
1978 
1979 
Mineral 
Quantity 
val 
(thousands) 
Quantity 
Val 
(thousands) 
Quantity 
 Val 
(thousands) 
Clays thousand short tons_ — Gemstones                        
68 NA 
$374 
 17 
68 
NA 
$376 
 1 
67 NA 
$559 
 1 
Lime           thousand short tons_ - 
w 
W 
17 
787 
w 
w 
Peat do_~ 
30 
769 
24 
568 
23 
549 
Sandandgravel do_~ 
Stone,crushed2 do_.~ 
Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 
9,697 
12,993 
29,327 
46,621 
10,430 
13,192 
40,840 
50,181 
10,781 
13,950 
44,682 
63,174 
metric tons — 
30,358 
23,024 
28,915 
19,761 
31,118 
25,589 
Combined value of iron ore (1977-78), magne 
sium compounds, marl (greensand), stone 
(dimension), titanium concentrate (ilmen 
ite), and values indicated by symbol w - - Total                        
XX 
16,928 
XX 
15,342 
* XX 
17,135 
XX 
117,060 
XX 
127,856 
XX 
151,689 
 NA Not available. w withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data;
value included in "Combined value" figure. XX Not applicable. 
 ' Production as measured by mine shipments, sale, or marketable production
(including consumption by producers). 
 ' Excludes dimension stone; value included in "Combined value"
figure. 


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