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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports 1952
Year 1952, Volume III (1955)

Mote, Richard H.
Connecticut,   pp. 241-245 PDF (491.6 KB)


Page 244

 244 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1952
Co., Farmington; Russak Bros., Inc., Plainvile; The Edward Ball
Co., Hartford; and Farmington Sand & Gravel Co., West Hartford.
 Donnelly Brick Co., biggest clay producer in the county, worked its clay
open pit near Kensington during the year. Pola Brick Co., Inc., produced
clay at its open pit near New Britain. The Eastern Brick Co. continued to
work its clay open pits in the Hartford area during 1952. About two-thirds
of the company output was recovered from the Berlin pit, 11 miles south of
Hartf&rd, the balance coming from the pit near South Windsor, 4 miles
northeast of Hartford. Edward W. Mack & Son mined common clay from an
open pit near Windsor.
 Peat was recovered from bogs near Manchester by the Shaler Humus Co.
LITCHFIELD COUNTY
 Mineral products of Litchfleld County, third ranking county in
1952, included limestone and sand and gravel. The New England
Lime Co. produced hydrated lime and quicklime at its Canaan plant.
Stone production consisted of crushed limestone and basalt. Producers of
crushed limestone included the United States Gypsum Co.,
New England Lime Co., and The Conklin Limestone Co., Inc.,
Canaan. Crushed basalt was produced by Woodbury Trap Rock
Co., Inc., at Torrington.
 Three firms operated sand and gravel plants during the year. Benvenuti &
Favali Construction Co. and Oneglia & Gervasini, Inc., worked plants
at Torrington; and State Line Sand & Gravel Co. operated a plant at Canaan.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY
 The Worth-Spar Co. operated its No. 1 mine near Cobalt during the year and
produced crude feldspar and mica. Feldspar was also produced at the Eureka
Mining & Milling Co. Hale mine near Portland. Sand and gravel plants
were operated at Middletown by Lindemark Sand Service, Middletown Sand Service,
and Sebastian Ortise.
NEW HAVEN COUNTY
 Stone and sand and gravel were the only mineral products produced in New
Haven County in 1952. The county ranked second among Connecticut counties
in mineral output and first among five Connecticut counties producing stone
during the year. The bulk of the production was crushed basalt, but some
basalt and granite dimension stone was also quarried. Principal producer
of crushed basalt was the New Haven Trap Rock Co., which operated quarries
at North Branford and near Middlefield. Other producers of crushed basalt
included C. W. Blakeslee & Sons, Inc., A. N. Faruham, Inc., and Foxon
Trap Rock Co., Inc., all in New Haven; and York Hill Trap Rock Quarry Co.,
Meriden. Dimension granite was produced by the Ansonia Granite Quarries at
Seymour and the Stony Creek Granite Quarry, Inc., at Milford.


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