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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)


Page 198

County 
 1977 1978 1979 
Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value 
6,357 
8,872 
9 
W 
3,693 
W 
5,089 
W 
4 
1,605 
W 
7,509 
W 
1,806 
3 
70 
147 
W 
W 
W 
W 
37,757 
 26,740 61,392 33,394 80,523 34,134 92,533 
W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included in "Undistributed."
' Includes Adams, Bartholomew, Blackford, Carroll, Decatur, Delaware, Grant,
Howard, Huntington, Jasper, Jay, 
Jennings, Madison, Marion, Miami, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Owen, Perry, Randolph,
Ripley, Rush, Scott, Washington, 
and Wells Counties and data indicated by symbolW. 
2Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
Table 10.—Indiana: Crushed stone sold or used by producers, by
county
—Continued 
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
Clark____________________ 
Crawfor& 
Elkhart 
Franklin 
Hamilton_________________ 
Harrison_________________ 
Lawrence_________________ 
Marshall_________________ 
Noble___________________ 
Orange__________________ 
Pulaski 
Putnam__________________ 
St. Joseph_________________ 
Shelby___________________ 
Steuben__________________ 
SullIvan__________________ 
Switzerland________________ 
Vigo 
Wabash.._________________ 
Wayne___________________ 
White 
Undistributed' - 
Total2_________________ 
 2,712 5,254 2,845 
 2,890 6,403 4,010 
 7 10 6 
 -- -- W 
 1,816 3,325 1,418 
 422 859 W 
 W W -- 
 25 114 —— 
 1,619 3,474 2,524 
 W W W 
 6 5 W 
 542 1,283 '  646 
 320 760 W 
 2,638 6,184 3,037 
 W 1 W 
 W W 788 
 1 4 2 
 12 56 15 
 W 140 W 
 W W W 
 W W W 
 208 576 398 
 327 819 W 
 10,450 25,075 14,170 
 3,114 7,268 
 3,517 8,148 
 6 10 
 W W 
 2,454 6,129 
 453 1,179 
 2,491 6,843 
 W W 
 670 1,898 
 W W 
 3,024 8,309 
 W W 
 515 1,603 
 1 1 
 16 86 
 W W 
 270 W 
 W W 
 14,878 44,620 
Corp. was expected to invest $3.5 million in an underground mine, also in
Carroll County. Both Medusa and Marblehead became interested in developing
operations at the Carroll County sites after the Indiana Geological Survey
defined high-calcium content deposits in 1975. 
 Sulfur (Recovered Elemental).—Amoco Oil Co. recovered sulfur from
crude petroleum at refineries in Lake County, in northwestern Indiana. Organic
sulfur compounds were converted to hydrogen sulfide by hydrogenation, and
then to elemental sulfur by the Claus process. 
Table 11.—Indiana: Crushed calcareous 
marl sold or used by producers 
Year 
Number 
of 
producers 
Sh rt 
0 
ns 
Value 
1975            
1976            
1977            
1978            
1979            
9 
7 
7 
5 
4 
28,373 
23,972 
16,581 
15,029 
12,728 
$40,845 
39,973 
25,901 
18,762 
19,424 
 In 1978, Rock Island Refming Corp., Marion County, constructed a sulfur
reclamation plant that recovered about 7 short tons per day of sulfur as
part of a $3 million improvement program. 
METALS 
 Aluminum.—The Aluminum Co. of America (ALCOA) produced ingots
and
sheets at the Warrick County smelter and fabricating plant in the southwestern
part of the State. Alcoa facilities in Alabama, Texas, and Jamaica supplied
the raw material. 
 Apex International Alloys, Inc., recovered aluminum at its dross processing
plant in Knox County, in southwestern Indiana. 
 Pig Iron and Steel.—Indiana continued to rank second after Pennsylvania
in iron and steel production. The State's steel industry, centered in Lake
and Porter Counties in northwestern Indiana, included Inland Steel Co., United
States Steel Corp., Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., and Bethlehem Steel
Corp. 


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