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

White, Doss H., Jr.; Ratté, Charles A.
Vermont,   pp. 535-541 ff. PDF (724.4 KB)


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Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Vermont, by county
(Thousands) 
536 
MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
 1977 1978 Minerals produced in 1978 
County in order of value 
Addison   W $3,956 Stone, sand and graveLBennington  $593 958 Sand and gravel,
stone.Caledonia  W W Stone, sand and graveLChittenden  W W Sand and gravel,
stone.Essex  W W SandandgraveLFranklin  W W Stone, sand and gravel.Grandlsle
 W W Stone.Lamoille  W W Talc, sand and gravel, stone.Orange  990 W Stone,
sand and gravel.Orleans  W W Asbestos, sand and gravel, stone.Rutland  W
11,755 Stone, sand and graveLWashington   W   Do.Windham  W 162 Sand and
gravel, stone.Windsor - - -  W W Talc, sand and gravel, stone.Undistributed'
 39,869 31,003 
 Total2 41,454 47,833 
W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed."
' Includes gem stones and values indicated by symbol W. 
2Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 3.—Indicators of Vermont business activity 
 1977 1978 lW?9" 
1978-79 
percent 
change 
Employment and labor force, annual average: 
 Totalcivilianlaborforce thousands 226.0 237.0 240.0 
+1.3 
Unemployment do__~ 16.0 14.0 12.0 
Employment (nonagricultural): 
 Mining do.._~ .7 .7 .8 Manufacturing do~~ 43.4 47.7 50.8 Contractconstruction
do~ 8.2 10.0 10.3 
+14.3 
+14.3 
+6.5 
+0.3 
Transportation and public utilities do~ 8.4 8.7 9.0Wholesaleandretailtrade
do~ 36.3 39.3 40.6 
+3.4 
+3.3 
Finance,insurance,realestate do~~ 7.0 7.5 7.7 
+2.7 
Services do_ 40.1 41.6 42.5 
+2.2 
 Government  do...~ 34.3 35.1 35.5 
  Total nonagricultural employment do — — —
178.4 190.6
197.2 
Personalincome: 
+1.1 
+3.5 
 Total_.__ mffliona._ $2,809.0 $3,214.0 $3,589.0 
 Percapita  $5,827.0 $6,601.0 $7,280.0 
Construction activity. 
 Number of private and public residential unite authorized — —
—  2,947.0 13,566.0 3,176.0 Value of nonresidential construction
millions_
 $11.9 $15.4 $14.7 Value of State road contract awards do — —
 $30.0 $27.0 $18.7 Shipments of portland and masonry cement to and within
the  State thousand short tons.  137.0  154.0  143.0 
+11.7 
+10.3 
-10.9 
 -4.6 
-30.7 
 -7.1 
Nonfuel mineral production value: 
 Totalcrude mineral value millions $41.5 $47.8 $54.1 Value per capita, resident
population  $86.0 $98.0 $110.0 Valuepersquaremile  $4,314.0 $4,978.0 $5,634.0
+13.2 
+ 12.2 
+13.2 
"Preliminary. 
' Series revised in 1978; data not comparable with those of prior years.
 Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, Highway
and Heavy Construction Magazine, and U.S. Bureau of Mines. 
mine, uranium in the State. Some State officials believed that Act 250 controlled
exploration and mining for all minerals. At yearerid, the Act 250 Environmental
Board governing body Was developing rules to guide all mineral exploration
in the State. 
 The State geologist's office was the principal agency involved in mineral-related
affairs. The major function of this office during 1978-1979 was to serve
as advisorconsultant to other departments and agencies of local, State, and
regional govern- 


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