State summaries: Illinois

Z. Lasemi, D. G. Mikulic

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According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Illinois ranked third in the amount of crushed stone produced from underground mining operations. In 2004, Illinois produced more than 76.5 Mt of crushed stone and 38.7 Mt of sand-and-gravel. Preliminary data for 2005 showed an increase in the production of crushed stone and a slight decrease in the production of sand-and-gravel. The state remained 16th in total value of nonfuel mineral production. In decreasing order of value, the minerals produced included crushed stone, cement, construction sand and gravel, lime, clay, peat, tripoli, industrial sand, crushed sandstone and gemstone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationMining Engineering
StatePublished - May 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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