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Sand and Gravel Operations in the United States

What this map layer shows:

The locations of 2,945 sand and gravel operations.
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Sand and gravel operations are facilities that extract, process, or distribute sand and gravel for construction. This map layer was compiled by the Minerals Information Team of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from information reported voluntarily to the USGS by the aggregate-producing companies. This information is part of the Mineral Resources Program, which is responsible for providing and communicating current, unbiased information on the occurrence, quality, quantity, and availability of mineral resources.

The Sand and Gravel Operations in the United States map layer shows the locations of 2,945 sand and gravel operations in the 50 United States. The only operations included are those U.S. minerals operations considered currently active in 2002, surveyed by the Minerals Information Team, with production greater than 50,000 tons, and which are which are non-government and non-portable. No energy minerals operations are part of this map layer. Descriptive information includes the facility location, name, and type. Further information and statistics on construction sand and gravel are available from the Construction Sand and Gravel Commodity Data Sheet.


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Sand and Gravel Operations
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