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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.
Illinois,   pp. 177-187 ff. PDF (1.1 MB)


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THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF ILLINOIS 
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Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Illinois, by county'
—Continued 
(Thousands) 
Co t 
un ~ 
1977 
1978 
Minerals produced in 1978 
in order of value 
Wabash                Warren                 
$212 
1,683 
$290 
2,476 
Sand and gravel. Stone. 
Washington              
White                  
Whiteside               
Will                   
 W 
597 
W 
14,362 
W 
W 
W 
16,761 
Do. 
SandandgraveL 
Peat,stone,sandandgravel. 
Stone, sand andgravel. 
Williamson              
151 
Winnebago              
Woodford               
Undistributed2            
Total3              
 3,178 
 2,566 
184,567 
 3,102 
 2,810 
336,568 
Sand and gravel, stone. Sand and gravel. 
368,331 
439,554 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietarydata; included with "Undistributed."
 1Cass, De Witt, Edgar, Edwards, Franklin, Hamilton, Jasper, Jefferson, Knox,
Macoupin, Morgan, Pope, Richland, and Wayne Counties are not listed because
no nonfuel mineral production was reported. 
 2lncludes stone that cannot be assigned to specific counties, gem stones,
and values indicated by symbol W. 
 3Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 3.—Indicators of Illinois business activity 
1978.79 
1977 
 1978 l979~ 
percent change 
Employment and labor force, annual average: 
 Totalcivilianlaborforce thousand& Unemployment ~ 
 Employment (nonagricultural): 
 Mining1 do~_ Manufacturing do~ Contractconstruction do~~ 
5,206.0 
320.0 
 5,324.0 5,332.0 323.0 293.0 
+0.2 
-9.3 
 29.0 
1,192.9 
175.2 
 26.6 30.4 
 1,238.9 1,261.6 185.8 181.8 
+14.3 
+1.8 
 -2.2 
Transportation and public utilities do — - —Whoiesaleand
retail
trade do.___ 
Finance,insurance,realestate do~~Services do_~ 
274.7 
1,048.2 
266.5 
829.9 
 282.0 329.9 1,088.3 1,101.9 280.9 275.7 859.4 900.0 
+17.0 
+1.2 
+5.3 
+4.7 
 Government do_. 
 Total nonagricultural employment' do — - — 
Personal income: 
717.8 
 728.0 758.2 
+4.1 
4,534.3 
 4,689.9 4,859.3 
+3.6 
  Total millions_  Percapita                                         Construction
activity:  Number of private and public residential units authorized    
     Value of nonresidential construction millions_ —  ValueofStateroadcontractawards
do~~ 
 Shipments of portland and masonry cement to and within the State thousand
short tons — Nonfuel mineral production value: 
 Totalcrude mineral value millions... Valuepercapita,residentpopulation 
                     Value persquaremile                                
$90,265.0 
$8,039.0 
75,374.0 
$1,087.6 
 $330.0 
 3,755.0 
 $368.3 
$33 
 $6,531 
$99,716.0 $110,302.0 
$8,870.0 $9,823.0 
 272,163.0 45,644.0 $1,385.9 $1,634.5 $585.0 $625.0 
 3,808.0 3,511.0 
 $439.6 $476.5 $39 $42 $7,794 $8,449 
+10.6 
+10.7 
-36.7 + 17.9 
+6.8 
 -7.8 
+8.4 
+7.7 
+8.4 
 °Preliminary. 
 1lncludes bituminous coal and oil and gas extraction. 
 2Series revised in 1978; data not comparable with those of prior years.
 Sources: US. Department of Commerce, US. Department of Labor, Highway and
Heavy Construction Magazine, and U.S. Bureau of Mines. 
 Legislation and Government Pro. grams.—During the 1978 and 1979
legislative
sessions, several Illinois Senate and House bills related to mining were
enacted into law. Some of these laws are briefly described below. 
SB-1861—Created the Illinois 
 Institute of Natural Resources, which 
combined several existing agencies into one organization. Agencies included
in the new institute were the State's Geological Survey, Natural History
Survey, and Water Survey; the Illinois State Museum; Division of Energy;
and the Institute for Environmental Quality. 


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