Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook 1990
Year 1990, Volume 2 (1990)
West, Wanda J.
Indiana, pp. -197 PDF (1.9 MB)
4DIANA—1990 187THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF INDIANA This chapter has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Geological Survey, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. By Wanda J. West1 Nonfuel mineral production in Indiana ~ during 1990 was valued at $431.8 million, slightly less than the record established in 1989 and the first decline ~ in 8 years. Increases in total values for cement, peat, industrial sand, and crushed and dimension stone sales were offset by declines reported for clays, gem stones, gypsum, lime, and construction sand and gravel. Crushed stone, portland cement, and construction sand and gravel, the leading minerals produced, accounted for 79 % of the total value. Nationally, Indiana ranked 25th in nonfuel mineral value, supplying about 1 % of the Nation's total. Indiana produced more dimension stone than any other State, and it ranked second and fourth, respectively, in masonry cement and peat sales. No metallic ores were mined in the State; however, it was the leading producer of pig iron and raw steel and ranked fourth in aluminum output. The State's position as the Nation's leading steel producer was solidified by several events, including completion of the $525 million I/N Tek cold rolling mill at New Carlisle in March. Other noteworthy developments were the first full year of operation at Nucor Corp. ' s new $270 million steel minimill near Crawfordsville and major modernization programs at integrated steel mills. TABLE 1 Main segments of the construction industry, which are primary users of Indiana's nonfuel minerals, experienced contrasting rates of activity during 1989. A slowdown in new home construction caused the number of private and public residential units authorized to fall to 25,002 in 1990, almost 6 % fewer than in 1989. The decline in demand for raw materials by the bomebuilding industry was partially offset by a sharp increase in commercial and industrial construction, particularly in eastern and central Indiana.2 According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, value of all nonresidential NONFUEL MINERAL PRODUCTION IN INDIANA1 Mineral ' 1988 1989 1990 . Quantity Value (thousands) . Quantity Value (thousands) . Quantity Value (thousands) Cement: 405 2,315 1,035,837 NA 54 25,923 362 ' 36,600 ' 195,444 $27,442 107,179 4,630 10 W 79,985 1,829 ' 130,000 ' 24,956 357 2,364 871,179 NA 34 ' 29,600 W ' 36,188 ' 198,531 $24,054 108,297 3,836 W 607 ' 99,200 W ' 136,252 ' 27,212 368 2,417 21,051,703 NA 37 23,879 W ~36,700 ' ' 194,728 $27,813 114,414 23,273 W W 76,886 W ' ' 147,700 * ' 29,504 Masonry thousand short tons Portland do. Clays metric tons Gemstones Peat thousand short tons Sand and gravel: Construction do. Industrial do. Stone: Crushed do. Dimension short tons Combined value of abrasives (1988-89), lime, stone (crushed marl and miscellaneous stones, 1989-90, dimension sandstone, 1989-90), and values indicated by symbol W xx xx 30,358 406,389 XX XX 34,657 434,115 XX XX 32,176 431,766 Total ~Estimaied. NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; vale included with ' Combined vaiuc~ figure. XX Not applicable. ' Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (melding consumption by producers). 2Exciodes certain clays; kind and value included with ' Canbb~d value figure. ' Excludes certain stones; kind and value incltaied with ~Combined valte~ figure.
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