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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)

Hill, James J.; Prosser, L. J., Jr.
Illinois,   pp. 177-187 ff. PDF (1.1 MB)


Page 184

W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Other
uses." 
' Includes stone used for lime manufacture, mine dusting, unspecified uses,
and uses indicated by symbol W. 2Data may not add to totals shown because
of independent rounding. 
184 
MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
Table 7.—Illinois: Sand and gravel sold or used by producers, by
county
—Continued 
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
County 
1977 
. 
Quantity Value 
1978 
. 
Quantity Value 
Quantity 
1979 
Value 
WoodforL                  Undistributed'                
Total2                  
951 
5,491 
2,566 
10,219 
1,024 
7,264 
2,810 
14,711 
1,269 
7,628 
3,573 
16,295 
37,633 
101,230 
43,450 
127,900 
45,448 
134,190 
W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed."
' Includes Adams, Alexander, Clinton, Coles, Effingham, Gallatin, Grundy,
Jo Daviess, Marshall, Moultrie, Pike, 
Putnam, Randolph, Rock Island, St. Clair, and Schuyler Counties, and data
indicated by symbol W. 
2Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
 Slag (Iron and Steel).—Illinois continued to be one of the Nation's
leading slag producers, ranking fifth in 1979. Two companies produced air-cooled
blast furnace slag, and four companies produced steel slag. Primary use was
for construction aggregate. 
 Stone.—Nationally, Illinois ranked third in stone production in
1978
and fourth in 1979. Limestone was the only type of stone mined. Production
in the State averaged about 61 million short tons per year during the 1970's.
 In 1979, crushed stone was extracted in 58 
counties at 202 sites. Eleven operations each produced over 900,000 tons,
and accounted for about 46% of the State's production total. Leading counties,
in decreasing order of tonnage, were Cook, Will, Hardin, St. Clair, and La
Salle. Two new quarries were opened, one in Jackson County by Kincaid Stone
Co. and the other in Kendall County by Avery Gravel Co. 
 A minor amount of limestone was extracted for use as dimension stone by
the Fox River Stone Co. in Kane County. The stone was used as rubble, flagging,
and as house veneer. 
Table 8.—Illinois: Crushed limestone2 sold or used by producers,
by
use 
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
Use 
Agricultural limestone_____________________ 
Poultrygritand mineralfood  
Concrete aggregate________________________ 
Bituminous aggregate______________________ 
Macadamaggregate_______________________ 
Dense-graded roadbase stone_________________ 
Surface treatment aggregate_________________ 
Other construction aggregate and roadstone______ 
Riprapandjettystone______________________ 
Railroad ballast__________________________ 
Filter stone_____________________________ 
Manufactured fine aggregate (stone sand)________ 
Cement manufacture  
Flux stone  
Asphalt filler____________________________ 
Whitingor whiting substitute  
Otherfillersorextenders____________________ 
Roofinggranules__________________________ 
Sulfur dioxide removal  
Fill___________________________________ 
Other uses~ 
 1977 1978 1979 
Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value 
 4,~37 11,233 4,844 13,530 5,241 16,445 
 141 1,146 223 1,601 160 1,465 
 9,384 21,999 8,962 22,730 8,720 26,222 
 5,571 13,012 6,651 15,838 7,240 21,236 
 2,836 6,336 2,789 6,323 2,714 7,953 
 14,651 34,103 16,920 43,289 19,909 57,471 
 4,030 9,122 4,168 9,852 4,447 13,071 
 9,429 20,640 10,630 26,097 7,824 20,264 
 542 1,259 600 1,584 534 1,583 
 640 1,358 800 1,675 509 1,411 
 37 103 W W 28 89 
 77 173 51 146 33 107 
 3,065 5,510 3,189 6,191 3,280 6,836 
 W W ' W W 862 2,547 
 83 345 104 506 105 446 
 26 150 W W —— —— 
 655 5,972 644 6,123 668 7,334 
 W 2 W W —— —— 
 46 127 —— —— ——
—— 
 26 35 W W 34 51 
 1,496 3,339 1,877 4,867 1,245 3,599 
 Total2 57,074 135,964 62,453 160,352 63,551 188,130 


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