Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)
Hill, James J.; Prosser, L. J., Jr.
Indiana, pp. 189-200 PDF (1.2 MB)
189The Mineral Industry of Indiana This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Geological Survey, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. By James J. Hill' and L. J. Prosser, Jr.2 The value of Indiana's nonfuel mineral production was $291 million in 1978 and $326 million in 1979. Although value surpassed the $300 million mark for the first time in 1979, output declined in all commodities except abrasives, peat, and stone. The following, in decreasing order of value, con- tinued as the State's leading commodities: Portland cement, crushed stone, and sand and gravel. Clays, gypsum, masonry cement, dimension stone, and lime were also produced. Imported materials processed in the State included fluorspar and perlite. Table 1.—Nonfuel mineral production in Indiana' 1977 1978 1979 Mineral Quantity Value (thousands) Quantity Value (thou- sands) Quantity Value (thou sands) Cement, portlan&. - - - thousand short tons_ - Clays do___ Peat do_..__Sandandgravel do___ Stone: Crushed do___ Dimension do__ Combined value of abrasives (natural), cement (masonry), gypsum, lime, sand and gravel (industrial, 1979), and values indicated by symbolW Total W 1,268 51 26,248 26,740 244 XX W $2,237 759 50,089 61,392 11,804 120,445 W 1,277 57 27,600 33,394 234 XX W $2,495 789 54,380 80,523 12,972 139,830 2,389 1,185 76 227,050 34,134 340 XX $95,549 2,341 1,242 255$42 92,533 19,543 59,036 XX 246,726 XX 290,989 XX 326,086 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Combined value" figure. ' Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). 2Excludes industrial sand and gravel; value included in "Combined value" figure.
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