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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)


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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. 
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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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