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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.
Indiana,   pp. 189-200 PDF (1.2 MB)


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THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF INDIANA 
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Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Indiana, by county1
—Continued 
(Thousands) 
County 
1977 
1978 
Mifleral: ~0~c1m 1978 
White                          
Whitley                        
Undistributed2                   
Total3                      
$819 
W 
196,325 
W 
W 
$262,658 
Stone. 
Sand and gravel. 
246,726 
290,989 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed."
 ' The following counties are not listed because no nonfuel mineral production
was reported: Benton, Brown, Hendricks, Jefferson, Spencer, and Warrick.
 2lncludes values indicated by symbol W. 
 3Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 3.—Indicators of Indiana business activity 
1978-79 
1977 
1978 
1979° 
percent change 
Employment and labor force, annual average: 
 Totalcivilianlaborforce thousand&. Unemployment ~ 
Employment (nonagricultural) 
 Mmmg' do~ Manufacturing do~. Contractconstruct,on do~_ 
2,466.0 
141.0 
2,577.0 
146.0 
2,610.0 
16'LO 
- 
+1.3 
+14.4 
83 
713.2 
919 
90 
791.5 
1006 
107 
740.9 
1089 
+189 
—.1 
+83 
Transportation and public utilities do.~Wholesale and retail trade do ~ 
105.6 
459.3 
109.0 
482.3 
111.4 
499.9 
+2.2 
+3.6 
Finance, insurance, real estate do~ — 
94.0 
97.5 
101.2 
+3.8 
Services do~~ 
299.8 
316.7 
332.7 
+5.1 
 Government do..~ 
 Total nonagricultural employment' do. — — —
Personal income: 
342.0 
349.1 
353.9 
+1.4 
2,114.0 
22,205.5 
' 2,259.7 
+2.5 
 Total millions 
Percapita                                          
Construction activity: 
Number of private and public residebtial units authorized         
 Value of nonresidential construction millions — 
 ValueofState road contractawards do~ 
Shipments of portland and masonry cement to and within the State thousand
short tons — 
$37,012 
$6,918 
38,178 
$425.8 
$137.0 
1,806 
$41,398 
$7,703 
~35,o5i 
$565.8 
$150.0 
1,926 
$46,903 
$8,686 
29,721 
$620.1 
$173.0 
1,827 
+13.3 
+12.8 
—15.2 +9.6 
+15.3 
—5.1 
Nonfuel mineral production value: 
 Total crude mineral value million&. — Value percapita,
residentpopulation
                      Value per square mile                             
$246.7 
$46 
$6,799 
$291.0 
$54 
$8,018 
$326.1 
$60 
$8,985 
+ 12.1 
+11.1 
+12.1 
 °Preliminary. 
 ' Includes bituminous coal and oil and gas extraction. 
 ' Data do not add to total shown because of independent rounding. 
 3Series revised in 1978; data not comparable with those of prior years.
 Sources: US. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, Highway and
Heavy Construction Magazine, and U.S. Bureau of Mines. 
 Trends and Developments.—Indiana's manufacturing industry is heavily
dependent upon minerals and the State's excellent transport system. The Great
Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway on the north and the Ohio River on the south
are used by lake freighters, ships, and barges to move large quantities of
minerals and manufactured 
goods in and out of the State. 
 In 1978, for the first time, the Port of Indiana, east of Gary, handled
more than 1 million short tons of cargo; this included several mineral commodities.
In 1979, tonnage increased by 10%. In addition, millions of tons of taconite
pellets, limestone, and coke were shipped into the private 


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