Mineral Commodity Summaries Released

Feb. 4, 2021 – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) just released its 2021 Mineral Commodity Summaries report. In 2020, 1.46 billion tons of crushed stone valued at more than $17.8 billion was produced by an estimated 1,410 companies operating 3,440 quarries and 180 sales and (or) distribution yards in 50 states. Leading states were, in descending order of production, Texas, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Virginia,…

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas

May 28, 2020 – Digging a little deeper into the latest U.S. Geological Survey quarterly report, we find that Texas once again leads the nation in crushed stone, and sand and gravel production. In the first quarter of the year, Texas produced 40,600,000 metric tons of crushed stone, and 23,000,000 metric tons of construction sand and gravel, for a total of 63,600,000 metric tons of total…

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Non-Metallic Minerals on the Rise

Feb. 7, 2020 – The first indication of the vibrancy of the U.S. non-metallic minerals market just came in. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released its 2020 Mineral Commodity Summaries publication, in which it gives, among other things, its first, preliminary look at 2019 U.S. aggregates production. According to the publication, total aggregates production was approximately 2.5 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase of approximately…

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Aggregates Production Sees Healthy Increase in Third Quarter

An estimated 744 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2019, an increase of 8% compared with that of the third quarter of 2018, according to Jason Willett, crushed stone commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey.

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