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)
output among the 14 States that produced pig iron in 1978 and 1979. Blast furnaces were operated by Interlake, Inc., Wisconsin Steel Div. of Environdyne Corp., Republic Steel Corp., and U.S. Steel Corp. in South Chicago; and by Granite City Steel Div. of National Steel Corp. in Granite City. The Illinois steel industry continued to upgrade its plants and facilities. National Steel began a $60 million improvement program featuring improved producing equipment and greater use of steel scrap at its Granite City Steel Div. Republic Steel broke ground for a new 60-oven coke battery in Chicago, with completion scheduled for 1981. Wisconsin Steel received a $90 million private loan guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to modernize its South Chicago plant. Lead, Silver, and Zinc.—Minor amounts of lead, silver, and zinc were recovered as coproducts at fluorspar operations in Hardin County. Other Metals.—Smelter production of cadmium continued in St. Clair County in 1978 and 1979. Alcan Aluminum Corp. planned to increase the capacity of its aluminum smelter in Will County from 12,000 short tons per year to 24,000 short tons per year,and also planned to construct a powder plant, which was scheduled for completion in 1980. ' State mineral specialist, Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, Pa. 2Physical scientist, Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, Pa. Table 10.—Principal producers Commodity and company Address Type of activity County Abrasives, tripoli: Illinois Minerals Co___________ Taznmsco,Inc_______________ Barite: Allied Chemical Corp 2035 Washington Ave. Cairo, IL 62914 Box J Tamms, IL 62988 Box 531 Cave In Rock, IL 62919 Underground mine. — — — do______ Plant____ — — — do___ — — — do______ _~do___ — - — do______ Pit and plant — — — — - — do___ - — — do______ Pits and plants - - Pit and plant - - — Alexander. Do. Hardin. La Salle. Do. Lee. Massac. Cook. Pulaski. Bond. La Salle and Livingston. Livingston. Hardin. Do. Do. Cave In Rock, IL62919___ Box 57 Rosiclare, IL 62982 515 Sea Horse Dr. Box 139 Waukegan, IL 60085 Iron and steel furnaces. Iron furnaces — — — Iron and steel furnaces. - - — _do —___ Madison. Cook. Do. Do. Do. Plant St.Clair. _~_do Adams. 186 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 Cement: Illinois Cement Co., subsidiary of Centex Corp. MarquetteCo_______________ MedusaCorp________________ Missouri Portland Cement Co_____ Clay and shale: American Brick Co Lowe'slnc_________________ RichardsBrickCo____________ Streator Brick Systems, Inc______ Valley View Dirt & Gravel Co — — - — Fluorspar: Allied Chemical Corp__________ HastieMiningCo_____________ Ozark~Mahoning Co___________ Gypsum: NationalGypsumCo___________ Iron and steel: Granite City Steel Div. of National Steel Corp. Interlake,Inc_______________ Republic Steel Corp United States Steel Corp________ Wisconsin Steel Div. of Envirodyne Corp. Iron oxide pigments, finished: Pfizer,Inc__________________ The Prince Manufacturing Co., Inc - Box 442 La Salle, IL 61301 Portland Ave. Oglesby, IL 61348 East River Rd. Dixon, IL 61021 Box 147 Joppa, IL 62953 6558 West Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60635 Box 68 Olmstead, IL 62970 234 Springer Ave. Edwardsville, IL 62025 West 9th St. Streator, IL 61364 R.F.D. 1 Cornell, IL 61319 20th and State Ste. Granite City, IL 62040 13500 South Perry Ave. Riverdale, IL 60627 Suite 550, Commerce Plaza Oak Brook, IL 60521 3426 East 89th St. Chicago, IL 60617 2800 West 106th St. Chicago, IL 60617 2001 Lynch Ave. East St. Louis, IL 62201 700 Lehigh St. Bowmanstown, PA 18030 Underground mines, and mill. Open pit______ Underground mines, mill, plant. Mill Lake.
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