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Construction-mineral aggregate availability in the Baltimore, Maryland, metropolitan area.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8697, 1975 Jan; :1-24
The Bureau of Mines conducted this study to provide information concerning the availability of and the demand for construction-mineral aggregates in the Baltimore, Maryland, standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA). The demand is discussed with reference to the area's current consumption and estimates of the area's demand for aggregates through 1990. Estimates of aggregate supply are presented in conjunction with an examination of the geology of the area, the availability of substitutes, and the effect of transportation costs. A discussion of the constraints affecting aggregate availability precedes the conclusions and recommendations. The availability of aggregates is subject to geologic, economic, and political constraints. As of January 1974, an estimated 20,100 million tons of stone was available to meet the demand projected through 1990 (188.7 million tons). An estimated 139 million tons of sand and gravel was available to meet the demand projected through 1990 (84.3 million tons). Several alternative actions are available within the area to insure the adequacy of the stone supply and to increase the supply of sand and gravel: (1) the establishment of special mineral resource zones; (2) the application of sequential land use techniques; and (3) the exploration of previously undeveloped regions.
Mining-industry; Sand-and-gravel-mines; Stone-mines; Construction-industry
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8697
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