Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)
New Jersey, pp. 357-364 PDF (801.6 KB)
357The Mineral Industry of New Jersey This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the New Jersey Division of Natural Resources, Bureau of Geology and Topography, for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. By William Kebblish1 The value of New Jersey's mineral pro- 90% of the State's total mineral value in duction totaled $128 million in 1978 and 1978. Leading counties, in value of mineral $152 million in 1979. The three main miner- production, were Camden, Cumberland, als, in terms of value, were sand and gravel, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Sussex. stone, and zinc, which accounted for nearly Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in New Jersey1 1977 1978 1979 Mineral Quantity val (thousands) Quantity Val (thousands) Quantity Val (thousands) Clays thousand short tons_ — Gemstones 68 NA $374 17 68 NA $376 1 67 NA $559 1 Lime thousand short tons_ - w W 17 787 w w Peat do_~ 30 769 24 568 23 549 Sandandgravel do_~ Stone,crushed2 do_.~ Zinc (recoverable content of ores, etc.) 9,697 12,993 29,327 46,621 10,430 13,192 40,840 50,181 10,781 13,950 44,682 63,174 metric tons — 30,358 23,024 28,915 19,761 31,118 25,589 Combined value of iron ore (1977-78), magne sium compounds, marl (greensand), stone (dimension), titanium concentrate (ilmen ite), and values indicated by symbol w - - Total XX 16,928 XX 15,342 * XX 17,135 XX 117,060 XX 127,856 XX 151,689 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, sale, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). ' Excludes dimension stone; value included in "Combined value" figure.
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