Mineral Commodity Summaries

Snapshots Of The Crushed Stone, Sand And Gravel, Industrial Sand, Cement, Gypsum And Lime Markets The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates 2021 total aggregates production at approximately 2.5 billion metric tons per year (Gt), a 5% increase over 2020. In its Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022 report, the agency reports Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel, Cement, Industrial Sand, Gypsum and Lime…

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California Releases 2019 Mineral Production Data

July 27, 2022 – According to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA), the California Non-Fuel Mineral Production 2019 report by the California Geological Survey shows that 111 million short tons of sand and gravel were produced in California in 2019, roughly comparable to the average since 2015. The report also says another 18 million short tons of other construction materials (rock,…

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USGS: Aggregates Production Up 4.1% in First Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2022 was 476 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 4.1% compared with that of the same period of 2021, according to Jason Willett, commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The estimated production-for-consumption of construction aggregates in the first quarter of…

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USGS Estimates 2021 Aggregates Production

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) – in its just-released Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022 report – estimates that 2021 total aggregates production will come in at approximately 2.5 billion metric tons per year (Gt), more than a 3% increase over 2020; with an additional 204 million metric tons (Mt) coming from the cement, gypsum, lime and industrial sand sectors. 

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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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