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

Arndt, Robert H.; Burchett, Raymond R.
Nebraska,   pp. 329-336 PDF (836.9 KB)


Page 331

THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF NEBRASKA 
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Table 3.—Indicators of Nebraska business activity 
197879 
1977 
1978 
l9'T9~ 
percent change 
Employment and labor force, annual average: 
 Totalcivilianlaborforce thousand&. 
749.0 
772.0 
772.0 
—— 
Unemployment do~~ 
Employment (nonagricultural): 
 Mining1 do.~ Manufacturing do___ Contractconstruction do~. Transportation
and public utilities do — — — Wholesaleand
retail trade
do__._ 
28.0 
23.0 
24.0 
+4.3 
1.8 
90.6 
32.3 
42.0 
156.0 
1.8 
94.1 
33.0 
43.8 
158.9 
1.7 
99.1 
33.5 
46.3 
164.0 
-5.6 
+5.3 
+1.5 
+5.7 
+3.2 
Finance, insurance, real estate do~~ 
37.7 
39.5 
40.9 
+3.5 
Services do____ 
104.1 
108.8 
114.3 
+5.1 
 Government ~ 
 Total nonagricultural employment1 do. — — —
Personal income: 
129.2 
130.3 
127.0 
-2.5 
593.7 
2609.9 
626.8 
+2.8 
  Total millions_  Percapita                                       
Construction activity: 
Number of private and public residential units authorized — —
— — 
 Value of nonresidential construction million&. — 
 ValueofState roadcontractawards do~ 
Shipments of portland and masonry cement to andwithiñ the 
 State thousand short tons.~ 
Nonfuel mineral production value: 
 Total crude mineral value millions_ Value percapita, residentpopulation
                   Value per square mile                              
$10,382 
$6,677 
11,322 
$106.4 
$70.0 
1,022 
$78.1 
$50 
$1,011 
$11,809 
$7,544 
~10,937 $132.6 
$70.0 
994 
$83.4 
$53 
$1,080 
$13,129 
$8,341 
9,157 
$169.4 
$85.0 
1,072 
$99.2 
$63 
$1,284 
+11.2 
+10.6 
-16.3 +27.8 
+21.4 
+7.8 
+18.9 
+18.9 
+18.9 
5Preliminary. 
1lncludes oil and gas extraction. 
2Data do not add to total shown because of independent rounding. 
3Series revised in 1978; data not comparable with those of prior years. 
 Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, US. Department of Labor, Highway and
Heavy Construction Magazine, and U.S. Bureau of Mines. 
toward identification of limestone resources and potential future quarry
sites. Surveys were underway to show consolidated bedrock, bedrock exposures,
and distribution and thickness of unconsolidated mantle rock in the Sioux
City, McCook, North Platte, and Scottsbluff 2° quadrangles. The survey
also made an annual inventory of surface mines, acreage disturbed and acreage
reclaimed. A map of Nebraska on a scale of 1 inch = 16 miles was published
in 1978, showing location of active mines, pits, quarries, and energy deposits.
Fourteen accompanying small maps depict the general distribution of the nonfuel
minerals, sand 
and gravel, quartzite, limestone, clay and shale, volcanic ash, gypsum, and
bentonite. Also depicted are the reported occurrences of diatomaceous earth,
sodium and potassiurn salts, metallic minerals, groundwater, peat, and several
energy materials and related installations at or near the land surface. 
 Gilbert Corp. of Delaware, Inc., Omaha, was awarded a contract by the Bureau
of Mines to construct an underground mine laboratory for the Bureau's Lake
Lynn Laboratory at Wymps Gap, Pa. The Bureau planned to use the laboratory
for research in mine fires and explosions. 


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