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The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1923
(1923)

Witte, E. E.
Statistics relating to Wisconsin from the 1920 census,   pp. [17]-40 PDF (7.5 MB)


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40                      WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
                  MINING AND QUARRYING
  The principal facts regarding mining and quarrying in Wisconsin
from the Fourteenth Census are given in Table IX below.
           TABLE IX-MINES AND QUARRIES-WISCONSIN, 1919
                                                        Increase or Rank
of
                         Number  Number per-             Decrease  Wisconsin
        Industry        Mines and sons engaged Value of products since 1909
among States
                         Quarries in industry             (Persons  (Wage
                                                         engaged)  earners)
All industries.................. ill 4,008   $10,580,833   -40.8        31
Iron ore....................... 8    1,194     3,826,872   -19.9        
 5
Lead and zinc.................. 34   1,214     3,816,911   -45.6        
 6
Granite....................... 16     798      1,484,979   -46.8        
 4
Limestone..................... 33     462      1,107,790   -63.5
S a n d s t o n e .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 1 5 4 2 3
1 , 0 7 8 - 5 5 . 9 . . . . .. . . . . . . .
All other industries .............-4   67       113,203   ±+139.3
Non-producing  enterprises ......  4       119. ................ --46.5 
............
  Wisconsin is not one of the leading mining states; and in all re-
spects, except in capital invested in mining and in the value of the
mineral products produced, it lost between       1909  and   1919.  In the
number of mines and quarries the decrease amounted to 62.6 per cent
and in the number of persons engaged in mining to 25.1 per cent. On
the other hand, the capital invested increased 59.8 per cent and the
value of the mineral products by 41.8 per cent.
  Iron ore is produced in Wisconsin in four counties: Iron, Flor-
ence, Dodge, and Sauk; and lead and zinc in three counties:         Grant,
Iowa and Lafayette. Wisconsin's quarries, in contrast, are well dis-
tributed throughout the state.


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