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

Harrison, Donald K.
West Virginia,   pp. 563-570 PDF (733.8 KB)


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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in West Virginia' 
1977 
1978 
1979 
Mineral 
Quantity 
(thousands) 
Quantity 
(thousands) 
Quantity 
(thousands) 
Clays2          thousand short tons — 
Gemstones                       
389 NA 
$599 
2 
343 
$575 
~ 
330 
$592 
—_ 
Salt            thousand short tons_ — 
1,048 
W 
1,030 
W 
1,078 
W 
Sand andgravel' do~ 
Stone(crushed) do_ 
3,891 
10,495 
10,402 
28,022 
3,264 
11,582 
13,050 
32,897 
4,138 
11,713 
18,501 
37,624 
Combined value of cement, clays (fire), lime, sand and gravel (industrial),
stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W — - 
 Total                        
XX 
47,569 
XX 
56,996 
XX 
61,878 
XX 
86,594 
XX 
103,518 
XX 
118,595 
 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, sales, or marketable production
(including consumption by producers). 
 ' Excludes fire clay; value included in "Combined value" figure.
 ' Excludes industrial sand; value included in "Combined value"
figure. 
Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in West Virginia,
by county'
(Thousands) 
County 
1977 
1978 
Mine~als~rod~ced1in 1978 
Berkeley              Boone                 
$26,188 
 210 
$29,841 
 210 
Cement, stone, lime, clays. Stone. 
Braxton                
2 
(2) 
Do. 
Brooke~_~           
Cabell                 
Fayette -               
Gilmer___             
16 
W 
W 
W 
18 
W 
W 
Sandandgravel. 
Clays. 
Stone. 
 Do. 
Grant                 
258 
266 
Do. 
Greenbrier              
W 
W 
Do. 
Hampshire              
Hancock - -  
Harrison               
W W 603 
W 
W 
W 
 Do. 
Sand and gravel, clays. Stone. 
Jackson                
W 
Jefferson               
W 
W 
Stone. 
Kanawha               
W 
W 
Do. 
Lincoln               Marion                
8 
190 
W 21 
Clays. 
Stone. 
Marshall               
W 
W 
Salt. 
Mason                 
Mercer                
Mineral_~_         
44 
W 
W 
77 
1,372 W 
Sandandgravel. 
Stone. 
 Do. 
Monongalia            Monroe -         
W 1 
W 
~ 
Do. 
Morgan               Pendleton               
W W 
W W 
Sandandgravel. 
Lime, stone. 
Pocahontas              
W 
663 
Stone. 
Preston                
W 
989 
Do. 
Raleigh                
Randolph               
Roane                 
1,271 
3,567 
64 
1,358 
3,897 
Do. 
Do. 
Tucker                
W 
W 
Stone. 
Tyler                  
Wetzel                 
Wirt                  
W 
W 
20 
W 
W 
~ 
Salt. 
Sandandgravel. 
Wood                 
Wyoming               
Undistributed3           
 Total4              
54,151 
W 
W 
64,810 
Sandandgravel. 
 Do. 
86,594 
103,518 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed."
' Barbour, Brooke, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Hardy, Lewis, Logan, McDowell,
Mingo, Nicholas, Ohio, Pleasants, 
Putnam, Ritchie, Summers, Taylor, Upshur, Wayne, and Webster Counties are
not listed because no nonfuel mineral production was reported. 
 ' Less than 1/2 unit. 
 ' Includes gem stones (1977) that cannot be assigned to specific counties
and values indicated by symbol W. 
 4Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 


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