Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)
White, Doss H., Jr.; Baker, E. C.
Connecticut, pp. 123-128 PDF (571.1 KB)
123The Mineral Industry of Connecticut This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, for collecting information on minerals, except fuels. By Doss H. White, Jr.' and E. C. Baker' The value of Connecticut's nonfuel miner- able mineral commodity produced in the a! production in 1978 and 1979 was $53.6 State, followed by construction sand and million and $69.2 million, respectively. Mm- gravel, and clay. Feldspar, gem stones, era! production continued to increase dur- foundry sand, lime, and mica also were ing 1978 and 1979 because of increased produced in the State and contributed to output of sand and gravel, stone, and clays, the value of mineral production. Connectireflecting increased demands by the con- cut continued as the second leading producstruction industry. Stone was the most valu- er of feldspar in the United States. Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in Connecticut' 1977 1978 1979 Mineral Quantity val (thousands) Quantity Val (thousands) Quantity Val (thousands) Clays thousand short tons —Lime do~Sand and gravel doStone: Crushed.. do~ Dimenision do_ Combined value of feldspar, gem stones, mica and industrial sand (1977, 1979L — — — Total 95 29 28,543 . 6,980 9 XX $250 1,412 218,316 20,319 240 3,171 105 29 11,011 7,364 9 XX $324 1,564 26,557 22,301 240 2,623 112 33 29,990 8,271 13 XX $435 2,053 223,612 38,767 475 3,894 XX 43,708 XX 53,612 XX 69,236 XX Not applicable. ' Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). 2Excludes industrial sand; value included in "Combined value" figure.
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