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Tag: U.S. Geological Survey

Fragmentation monitoring systems can offer insight on fragmentation in loader buckets, on conveyor belts and in other key places in the mine process. Photo: P&Q Staff

Momentum continues for U.S. aggregate production

November 26, 2022By

The U.S. Geological Survey says aggregate production jumped 3 percent in the third quarter this year.

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Second-quarter aggregate production flat versus 2021 mark

September 1, 2022By

The U.S. Geological Survey reported second-quarter 2022 production totals for crushed stone, sand and gravel.

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FEC Quarry in Miami is the third-largest producer of crushed stone in the United States, according to the latest United States Geological Survey rankings. Photo by Zach Mentz

USGS: First-quarter aggregate production up 4 percent

June 13, 2022By

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that 476 million metric tons of aggregates were produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2022.

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Report: Crushed stone production at 14-year high

February 2, 2022By

The U.S. Geological Survey offered details on 2021 crushed stone and sand and gravel production, reporting totals that had not been achieved by aggregate producers since before the Great Recession.

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Aggregate production up nicely in the third quarter

November 30, 2021By

Crushed stone and sand and gravel production each got solid bumps, with aggregate production nationwide approaching 2 billion metric tons through three-quarters of 2021.

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The top 20 sand and gravel producers in the nation accounted for nearly 270 million metric tons in 2016, USGS reports. Photo: Kevin Yanik

USGS: Aggregate production up in second quarter 2021

September 7, 2021By

Crushed stone production was up 4 percent in the second quarter of 2021 while sand and gravel production spiked 11 percent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Crushed stone, sand and gravel production holding steady

July 1, 2021By

Despite a pandemic that made a sizable impact, crushed stone and sand and gravel production remain in a positive place relative to recent years.

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Frac sand producers are taking advantage of this lull in the market to prepare for the next boom. Photo: iSstock.com/BanksPhotos

Sand and gravel production up in first quarter 2021

June 7, 2021By

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that construction sand and gravel production was up 6 percent. Crushed stone production, meanwhile, was down slightly.

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Divestitures are sometimes required to complete a deal involving crushed stone, sand and gravel operations. Photo: iStock.com/peuceta

USGS: 2020 sand, gravel production nearly on par with 2019

March 10, 2021By

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published data about 2020 construction sand and gravel production, pointing out top-producing states while offering a comparison to prior years.

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