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A brief review of the construction aggregates market

Stone, Sand & Gravel Review

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey defines the construction aggregates industry as those companies that mine and process crushed stone and/or construction sand and gravel. Aggregates have been used from the earliest times of our civilization for a variety of purposes - construction being the major use. As construction aggregates, crushed stone and construction sand and gravel are the basic raw materials used to build the foundation for modern society. The widespread use of construction aggregates is the result of their general availability throughout the country and around the world along with their relatively low cost. Although construction aggregates have a low unit value, their widespread use makes them major contributors to, and indicators of, the economic well-being of the nation.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A brief review of the construction aggregates market
Series title:
Stone, Sand & Gravel Review
Volume
2012
Issue:
May/June
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nation Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
Publisher location:
www.nssga.org
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Stone, Sand & Gravel Review
First page:
25
Last page:
27