Minerals Auction Benefits Public Schools

Jan. 10, 2022 – Idaho Public Schools will benefit from competitive bidding after an Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) public auction held Jan. 6, generated $835,000 in premium bids on two sand and gravel leases located on public school endowment land south of Boise, according to Big Country News. The public auction took place at the IDL Southwest Supervisory Area Office in Boise. Five bidders registered to…

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Umpqua Sand & Gravel Opens Golf Course

Dec. 28, 2021 – Built on a sand-and-gravel mine alongside the South Umpqua River in Roseburg, Ore., the newest golf course from Pacific Northwest native Dan Hixson – Bar Run Gold and RV Resort – is now open for play. Back when Umpqua Sand & Gravel opened for business in the 1960s, the objective was to mine the leftover land’s “river bar” layer for round…

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Aggregates Production Spikes in Second Quarter

An estimated 694 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 7% compared with that of the second quarter of 2020. Production for consumption in the first six months of 2021 increased by 5% compared with that of the same period…

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Patterns of Production

June 1, 2021 – The U.S. Geological Survey released its first-quarter 2021 production data, which saw sand and gravel production out-performing crushed stone production, a trend that has been evident for the past few quarters. Overall, the estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2021 was 464 million metric tons (Mt), a slight increase…

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Aggregates Production Down Slightly in 2020; Up in Fourth Quarter

An estimated 606 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 3% compared with that of the same period of 2019. The estimated annual output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2020 was 2.43 billion metric tons (Gt), a slight decrease compared with that of 2019,…

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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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