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

Harrison, Donald K.
Ohio,   pp. 413-424 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 413

  413The Mineral Industry of Ohio 
By Donald K. Harrison1 
 The value of Ohio's nonfuel mineral production was $553 million in 1978
and $607 million in 1979. Value continued to increase, reaching record highs
in 1978 and again in 1979. Nonfuel mineral producers provided more than $2.5
million in severance taxes to the State's treasury during the biennium. 
 In 1979, Ohio ranked first in the Nation 
in the production of iron and steel slag, ferroalloys, and lime; second in
iron blast furnace slag; third in common clay; fourth in salt; fifth in sand
and gravel; and sixth in crushed and dimension stone. The State also ranked
third in iron and steel output, producing more than 21 million short tons
of raw steel and 14 million short tons of pig iron. 
Table l.—Nonfuel mineral production in Ohiol 
1977 
1978 
1979 
Mineral 
Quantity 
Value (thousands) 
Quantity 
Value (thousands) 
Quantity 
Value 
(thou 
sands) 
Cement: 
. 
Masonry — thousand short ton&. 
 Portland do_~ 
Clays do_~Gypsum do_U 
Lime do...~_ 
Peat do..___ 
186 
1,970 
3,568 W 
3,199 
 15 
$8,875 
65,899 
12,835 
W 
111,100 
107 
196 
2,022 
3,778 
171 
3,467 
 10 
$10,955 
75,637 
15,394 
 1,375 
129,316 
90 
170 
1,921 
3,374 W 
3,392 
8 
$10,869 
87,483 
13,495 
W 
141,663 
191 
Salt do.__Sandandgravel do__Stone: 
3,701 
46,521 
63,485 
100,736 
3,897 
47,158 
74,572 
112,157 
4,135 
45,944 
79,598 
121,048 
 Crushed do..~ Dimension do.._... 
Combined value of abrasives, gem stones, and values indicated by symbol W
- - - - 
Total                       
44,853 
 147 
 XX 
116,409 
3,557 
1,336 
49,316 
90 
 XX 
130,472 
 3,295 
86 
50,717 
 50 
 XX 
149,819 
 1,702 
 1,452 
XX 
484,339 
XX 
553,349 
XX 
607,320 
 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) 


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