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

Kebblish, William
New Jersey,   pp. 357-364 PDF (801.6 KB)

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Table 7.—New Jersey: Crushed stone1 sold or used by producers,
by use
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
 1977 1978 1979 
Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value 
Poultrygritandmineralfood W W W w 25 413Concrete aggregate r649 r1790 1,028
3,297 1,168 4,568Bituminous aggregate 2,094 6,775 2,593 9,566 2,228 9,770Macadamaggregate
393 1,260 530 1,660 591 2,328Dense-graded roadbase stone 3,057 9,434 3,280
11,028 3,758 15,756Surface treatment aggregate 167 521 228 697 296 1,096Other
construction aggregate and roadstone 5,062 r18 348 4,076 15,436 4,673 21,162Riprapandjettystone
150 535 280 1,031 284 1,310Railroad ballast 135 387 21 64 59 173 
Filterstone - 28 138 46 162 W W 
Manufactured fine aggregate (stone sand) 123 377 72 359 98 535Terrazzoandexposedaggregate
—— —— 105 1,734 37 679Limemanufacture
W W 18 56 —-
Fill 11 10 11 10 —— —— 
Other uses2 1,125 7,047 903 5,082 733 5,386 
Total3 12,993 46,621 13,192 50,181 13,950 63,174 
 rRevised W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included
with "Other uses." 
 1lncludes limestone, granite, and traprock. 
 2lncludes stone used for agricultural limestone, flux stone, asphalt filler,
other filler, acid neutralization (1977-78), roofing granules, sulfur removal
from stack gases (1977), unspecified uses, and uses indicated by symbol W.
 3Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
 Sand and Gravel.—Construction and industrial sand and gravel increased
nearly 4% in quantity and 10% in value, from 1978 to 1979. In 1979, construction
sand and gravel accounted for nearly 78% of the total output, but only 48%
of the value; industrial sand accounted for the remainder. Higher unit values
for industrial sand was the main reason for the difference in value. 
 Annual production of construction sand and gravel was approximately 8 million
short tons. Cumberland County, with nine mines, led in production, followed
by Morris, Ocean, Camden, and Warren Counties. Leading producers were New
Jersey Silica Sand Co., Saxon Falls Sand & Gravel Co., Inc., and
Jersey Pulverizing Co. Construction sand and gravel was used mainly for concrete
aggregate; other uses included plaster and gunite sands, concrete products,
and fill. 
 Industrial sand was produced by five companies with eight operations in
three of the State's southern counties. Cumberland County continued as the
leading county, producing 84% of the State's total, followed by Camden and
Gloucester Counties. Principal producers were Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corp.,
J. S. Morie & Son, Inc., and Whitehead Bros. Co. Principal uses for
sand were in the manufacture of glass products, molds and cores, refractories,
and in sandblasting and filtration. 
 Stone.—New Jersey ranked 24th nationally in crushed stone production
in 1978-79. Crushed stone was produced in 9 of the State s 21 counties all
in the northern part of the State. The leading counties were Somerset, Passaic,
Sussex, and Hunterdon;. they had 22 of the State's 27 crushed stone, quarries,
accounting for 84% of the production in 1979. Only three quarries produced
over 900,000 short tons each, accounting for about 37% of the State total.
The majority of the remaining quarries were in the 100,000- to 900,000-ton-per-year
 Sixteen quarries produced traprock, eight' granite, two limestone, and one
dimensiOn sandstone Crushed traprock accounted for nearly 75% of all crushed
stone, used mainly for aggregate and roadbase, with an average unit value
of $4.05. Crushed granite was also used for aggregate and roadbase, with
a unit value of $4.46. Nearly 95% of the crushed stone was transported by
truck; the remainder was transported by rail. 
 Leading producers of traprock were Stavola Construction Materials, Trap
Rock Industries, Inc., and Union Building & ConstructiOn Corp. Crushed
granite was produced by Tn-County Asphalt Corp., Anthony Ferrante &
Inc., and Lentine Aggregates. Crushed limestone was produced by Penn-Virginia
Corp. Limestone Products. 

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