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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 199

 THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF INDIANA 199See footnotes at end of table. 
 In 1978, United States Steel's Gary Works oxygen steelmaking furnace and
a cornsurpassed the 6-million-short-ton produc- puterized 110-inch sheared
plate mill at the tion mark for the first time. Improvenients Burns Harbor
plant. The plant's capacity in steel processing and maintenance prac- was
rated at 5.3 million short tons per year. tices contributed to the new record.
The Other Metals.—.Federated Metals Corp., a essential raw materials
used in making subsidiary of ASARCO Inc., produced plate steel were provided
by the company's do- anodes, zinc dust, brass and bronze ingot, mestic iron
ore, coal, and limestone oper- and tin-lead alloys at its Whiting facffity
in ations. Lake County. Anodes were used by the 
 In 1978, the LTV Corp. and Lykes Corp. electroplating industry, zinc dust
by paint merged to become the Nation's third largest and chemical manufacturers,
ingot by the steelmaker in terms of production capacity. foundry trade, and
alloys by the automobile Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., a subsidiary,
and equipment industries. 
restructured operations at the Indiana Har- U.S.S. Lead Refinery, Inc., a
division of bor steel mill. The company invested $20 UV Industries, Inc.,
operated a secondary million to rehabilitate the plant's physical refinery
in Lake County to recover antifacilities. As a result, output at the 84-inch
monial lead and lead-alloying elements. 
hot strip mill increased by 650 short tons to M.K. Metals, Inc., operated
a metal pellet 3,500 short tons per 8-hour shift. Depending plant in Kosciusko
County, in the northern on market conditions and the availability of part
of the State. The company used a new investment capital a multiyear $200
mil mechanical process to recover recyclable lion expansion and improvement
program steel and aluminum The end product was a was under consideration
pellet suitable for remeltrng by smeltmg 
 Inland Steel Co was scheduled to corn firms 
plete a $900 million expansion project in Consolidated Silver Recovery, Inc.,
re1980 that was expected to increase annual covered and refined silver at
a plant north capacity from 8.4 to 9.3 million short tons. of Indianapolis
in 1978 and 1979. The metal As part of the program, work was completed was
recovered from photographic film. Hoson a 2,400-ton-per-day coke battery
and a pitals were a major supplier, along with coal chemical byproducts plant.
The compa- photoprocessors, microfilmers, lithograny's fleet of vessels transported
about 65% phers, and firms using industrial X-rays. 
of the iron ore and limestone required for 
steelmaking operations. pa'~~ mineral specialist, Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh,
Bethlehem Steel Corp. added a third basic 2Physical scientist, Bureau of
Mines, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Table 12.—Principal producers 
Commodity and company Address Type of activity County 
Abrasive stone: 
  Hindostan Whetstone,Co Box 432 Quarry and plant - - - Orange. 
 Bedford, IN 47421 
Abrasives, metallic: 
 Wheelabrator-Frye, Inc 400 SouthByrkit St. Plant St. Joseph. 
  Mishawaka, IN 46544 
Cement: 
 Lehigh Portland Cement Co.' - - 718 Hamilton Mall - - - do Lawrence. 
  Allentown, PA 18105 
 LoneStarlndustries,Inc.' 2 2511 East46thSt. ~~do Putnam. 
 Indianapolis, IN 46205 
 Louisville Cement Co.' 2 Box 35750 Plants Cass and 
  Louisville~ KY 40232   Clark. 
Clays: 
 AmericanBrickCo 6s58westFullerton Ave. Pitandplant Lake. 
  Chicago, IL 60635 
 C&FShaleCo 203SouthWalnutSt.  ~do Clay. 
  Brazil, IN47834 
 General Shale Products Corp -  Box 86 - - - do Morgan. 
  Mooresviile, IN 46158 
 Hydraulic-Press Brick Co 705 Olive St. - - — do    Do. 
  St. Louis, MO 63101 
 LogCabin Coal Co 304 SouthDepotSt. Pits Clay. 
  Brazil, IN 47834 


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