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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)


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(Thousand shorttons and thousand 
dollars) 
1977 
Use 
Quantity 
Value 
 1978 1979 
Quantity Value Quantity Value 
  39THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF ALABAMA 
Table 8.—Alabama: Sand and gravel sold or used by producers, by
use
Use 
1977 
1978 
1979 
Quiintiy 
tons) 
Value 
sands) 
Value 
ton 
Qh~~tit~~ 
tons) 
Value 
~ 
Value 
ton 
(LU~l 
tons) 
Value 
sands) 
Value 
ton 
Construction: 
Sand          Gravel         
 Total' or 
 average — — — — 
Industrial: 
Sand          Gravel         
 Total or 
 average — — — — Grand total1 
 or average_ — — 
6,584 
6,286 
$12,781 
15,420 
$1.94 
2.45 
8,625 
5,906 
$17,184 
14,532 
$1.99 
2.46 
7,419 
6,031 
$13,115 
16,828 
$1.77 
2.79 
12,869 
28,201 
2.19 
14,531 
31,716 
2.18 
13,451 
29,944 
2.23 
W W 
W W 
W 
W 
293 
470 
1,411 
2,585 
4.82 
5.46 
W W 
W W 
W W 
1,503 
7,003 
4.66 
763 
3,976 
5.21 
297 
1,375 
4.63 
14,372 
35,204 
2.45 
15,294 
35,692 
2.33 
13,747 
31,319 
2.28 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included in "Total."
 ' Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
 Stone.—Stone ranked second in terms of duced dimension stone for
cut
stone, rough mineral value in Alabama in both 1978 and blocks, sawed stone,
and other uses. Ship. 1979. Crushed stone in 1978 was produced at ments were
mainly by truck, with,a minor 
47 operations in 20 counties. It was used in portion of total shipments by
rail~or water. cement manufacture, in concrete, and as way. 
roadbase. Shelby and Jefferson Counties Nationally, Alabama led in output
of were the leading producing counties. Ten crushed marble, ranked third
in production quarries each produced in excess of 900,000 of oyster shell,
and was fourth in dimension tons per year and accounted for nearly 44% marble.
of all crushed stone. Four companies pro- 
Table 9.—Alabama: Crushed stone' sold or used by producers, by
use
Agriculturallimestone_________________________ 
Concreteaggregate___________________________ 
Bituminous aggregate_________________________ 
Dense-gradedroadbasestone____________________ 
Surfacetreatmentaggregate_____________________ 
Other construction aggregate and roadstone  
Riprap and jetty stone -— - 
Railroadballast_____________________________ 
Manufactured fmeaggregate(stone sand)____________ 
Cement___________________________________ 
Lime_____________________________________ 
Dead-burned dolomite_________________________ 
Flux stone_________________________________ 
Whiting or whiting substitute____________________ 
Other fillers or extenders_______________________ 
Otheruses3________________________________ 
 1,595 4,818 1,411 5,330 1,873 5,942 
 22,704 26,336 2,784 7,447 3,646 9,247 
 2,603 6,379 2,851 7,166 2,618 7,855 
 3,319 7,781 2,340 5,968 1,934 4,432 
 274 520 377 922 181 273 
 5,065 9,531 4,907 11,131 3,495 9,938 
 402 1,036 644 1,927 924 2,855 
 108 232 W W 189 517 
 W W 463 1,166 243 706 
 4,475 9,564 5,347 10,854 5,140 11,502 
 1,813 8,314 1,931 9,366 2,848 10,415 
 —— —— W W 193 W 
 1,577 3,809 1,677 4,014 1,943 5,462 
 W W W W 276 2,567 
 545 7,971 481 7,905 W W 
 767 6,356 1,360 9,571 987 11,855 
 Total4 25,248 72,649 26,572 82,767 26,443 83,566 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Other
uses." 
 ' Includes limestone, marble, sandstone (1979), and shell. 
 2lncludes manufactured fine aggregate (stone sand). 
 3lncludes stone used for agricultural marl and other soil conditioners (1978-79),
poultry grit and mineral food, macadam aggregate, filter stone, terrazzo
and exposed aggregate, abrasives (1979), mine dusting, asphalt ifiler (1977-78),
refractory stone (1977), porcelain (1978-79), roofing granules (1978-79),
sulfur removal from stack gases (1979), unspecified uses, and uses indicated
by symbol W. 
 4Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
 Sulfur.—Alabama ranked fourth nation- crude-oil processing plants
in Escambia, ally in output of recovered sulfur. Four Tuscaloosa, and Washington
Counties. Exx. companies recovered sulfur from five sour- on Co., Hunt Oil
Co., Mallard Exploration, 


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