Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)
Boyle, James R.; Joiner, Thomas J.
Alabama, pp. 33-41 ff. PDF (997.6 KB)
34 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Alabama, by county1 (Thousands) County 1977 1978 Mineirals ~~c~Sbn 1978 Autau?a Baldwin.. Barbour Bibb Blount Calhoun Cherokee_____________________________ Chilton Clarke_____________________________ Clay______________________________ Coffee Colbert ~onecuh____________________________ Covington___________________________ Crenshaw Dale Dallas De KaIb____________________________ Elmore Escambia Etowah Fayette____________________________ Franklin Geneva____________________________ Greene Hale____________________________ Henry___________________________ Houston____________________________ Jackson Jefferson__________________________ Lamar Lee - Limestone__________________________ Lowndes__________________________ Macon Madison____________________________ Marengo Marion____________________________ Marshall Mobile___________________________ Monroe___________________________ Montgomery_________________________ Morgan___________________________ Randolph___________________________ Russell St.Clair__..________________________ Shelby_____________________________ Sumter____________________________ Talladega_ Tuscaloosa Walker____________________________ Washington_________________________ Undistributed2 Total W W W W W W W W W W W W $101 W W W W W 4 $4 81 107 W W W W W -- 22 W Sand and graveL 215 W Do. W W Sand and gravel, clays. W W Stone. W W Sand and gravel, clays. W 857 Do. W W Stone, sand and graveL 184 184 Sand and graveL W W Stone, sand and gravel. W W Sand and graveL -- W Do. 270 233 Do. W W Clays, bauxite, stone. W W Sand and graveL W W Stone. .W W Cement, stone, clays. W W Sand and graveL W W Stone. - - W Phosphate rock. W W Clays, sand and graveL 2,207 3,682 Sand and graveL W W Stone, sand and gravel, clays. W W Cement, stone. 320 275 Sand and gravel, clays. W W Stone, sand and gravel, clays. 22,882 W Cement, sand and gravel, stone, clays. 38 323 Sand and graveL W W Sand and gravel, clays. W W Stone. W W Stone, mica. 817 W Sand andgravel, clays. W W Cement, clays, stone, sand and gravel. W W Lime, cement, stone, clays. W 2,122 Clays, sand and graveL W W Stone. 989 913 Sand and gravel. 199 878 Clays. W W Salt, stone, sand and gravel. 242,029 321,663 270,358 331,241 Sand and gravel. Clays. Clays, bauxite, sand and gravel. Stone, clays. Sand and gravel, cement, stone. Stone, clays, sand and gravel. Sand and gravel. Sand and gravel, clays. Sand and gravel. Do: Stone, native asphalt, sand and graveL Sand and graveL W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed." 1The following counties are not listed because no nonfuel mineral production was reported: Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Choctaw, Cleburne, Coosa, Cullman, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Tallapoosa, Wilcox, and Winston. 2lncludes gem stones which cannot be assigned to specific counties and values indicated by symbol W. Major imports through the State Docks facilities included bauxite (877,000 tons), iron ore (1.4 million tons), manganese (58,000 tons), ilmenite (21,000 tons), and rutile (9,000 tons). In addition to direct handling of raw materials, the general port tonnage through private facilities included 2.6 million tons, mostly iron ore. A major phase of the modernization prograin at the State Docks was completed when a new 1,500-ton-per-hour unloader was put into service in 1979. This ship unloader *111 be used to more efficiently transfer ores from ships to the recently renovated conveyor system to storage. Recent forefgn acquisitions in the minerals industry in Alabama include Citadel Cement's operations at Demopolis and Birmingham, now owned by Lafarge Ltd. (Canada), and National Cement Co., Inc.'s Ragland plant, now owned by Société des Ciments Vicat (France). In 1978, National
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