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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)

Arndt, Robert H.
Missouri,   pp. 299-314 PDF (1.9 MB)


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Use 
w withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Other
uses." 
 1lncludes limestone, granite, marble, and sandstone. 
 2lncludes manufactured fine aggregate (stone sand). 
 3lncludes stone used for mine dusting, whiting, chemicals, roofing granules,
unspecified uses, and uses indicated by symbol W. 
 4Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
 Sulfur.—Sulfur was recovered by Amoco sulfuric acid in the smelting
of lead ores at Oil Co. at its Sugar Creek oil refinery in the smelters of
St. Joe Minerals Corp. and Jackson County. It was also recovered as AMAX
Lead Co. of Missouri at Hercula 
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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
thousand tons to more than 1 million tons. In 1978, 143 quarries individually
produced less than 100,000 tons, 255 quarries produced less than 500,000
tons and accounted for 55% of the stone production. Fourteen quarries were
in the size range of 500,000 to 900,000 tons, and production from 11 quarries
exceeded 900,000 tons. In 1979, with a decrease in the number of operating
quarries, 231 operations each with tonnages of less than 500,000, produced
52% of the stone output. Fifteen quarries were in the category 500,000 to
900,000 tons, and 12 quarries exceeded output of 900,000 tons, providing
almost 31% of the State output. Each year about half of the State's quarries
were in the lowest size category, but produced less than 10% of the stone
quarried. Quarrying occurred in all but 21 counties in 1978. The industry
was active, however, and produced the largest quantities of stone in the
counties along the Mississippi River north and south of St. Louis and in
the vicinities of Jefferson City and Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield,
and Joplin. Most of the stone was limestone. Granite (felsite) was produced
in Wayne County for railroad ballast 
and in Iron County for roofing granules. Granite was quarried in Iron County
as dimension stone for monuments. Marble quarried in Jefferson County was
crushed for terrazzo and exposed aggregate. Sandstone for use as industrial
sand was mined in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. It was also mined in
Jefferson County for use in the manufacture of cement. Flagstone was quarried
in Shannon County. Crushed stone was used for a variety of purposes. Among
those uses that required more than 1 million tons per year in 1978 and 1979
were the various construction aggregates and roadstone, amounting to about
63% of the State's total output. Cement consumed almost 10%, and about 7.5%
was used as agricultural limestone. Preparation of lime required almost 6%.
Riprap and jetty stone and railroad ballast were also significant uses. In
1978, almost 93% of the shipments of stone were made by truck, about 4% went
by railroad, and 2% by water. In 1979, about 88% was shipped by truck; railroads
and barges combined transported almost 11%; and about 1% was transported
by other means. 
Table 12.—Missouri: Crushed stone1 soldor used by producers, by
use
(Thousand short tons and thousand dollars) 
Agricultural limestone______________________ 
Poultrygrit and mineral food_________________ 
Concrete aggregate  
Bituminous aggregate  
Macadamaggregate________________________ 
Dense-graded roadbase stone__________________ 
Surfacetreatmentaggregate__________________ 
Other construction aggregate and roadstone_______ 
Riprapandjettystone_______________________ 
Railroad ballast___________________________ 
Filter stone_______________________________ 
Manufactured fine aggregate (stone sand)________ 
Terrazzoandexposed aggregate________________ 
Cement manufacture_______________________ 
Lime manufacture  
Dead-burneddolomite_______________________ 
Fluxstone_______________________________ 
Asphalt filler  
Otherifilers______________________________ 
Glass manufacture  
Sulfur removal from stack gases_______________ 
Other uses3______________________________ 
Total4_______________________________ 
 1977 -- 1978 1979 
Quantity  Value  Quantity  Value  Quantity * Value 
 3,571 8,342 4,174 10,464 4,401 11,879 
 56 330 w w w w 
 ~6,869 r15,209 8,417 20,086 8,658 22,079 
 3,748 8,721 4,668 11,407 4,629 13,287 
 3,405 5,754 4,885 8,135 3,482 6,649 
 5,429 r12 132 6,039 14,019 7,092 18,263 
 2,727 6,565 3,279 8,839 3,775 12,056 
 7,866 r17702 10,023 25,102 6,790 18,967 
 3,180 5,660 2,917 6,288 4,871 8,725 
 1,408 2,336 1,312 2,651 1,134 2,105 
 24 49 37 89 47 115 
 w W w w 131 447 
 4 216 5 225 5 240 
 6,095 r10469 6,142 11,175 6,120 12,062 
 3,103 5,294 3,200 5,608 3,230 6,116 
 w 86 W 125 W w 
 w 394 w w w w 
 76 198 w w 75 229 
 52 264 —— —— ——
—— 
 W w 445 1,724 w w 
 596 1,310 404 904 w w 
 1,402 3,671 1,319 3,725 1,941 6,723 
 49,612 104,700 57,265 130,568 56,380 139,944 


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