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Mineral resource of the month: aggregates

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Crushed stone and construction sand and gravel, the two major types of natural aggregates, are among the most abundant and accessible natural resources on the planet. The earliest civilizations used aggregates for various purposes, mainly construction. Today aggregates provide the basic raw materials for the foundation of modern society.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: aggregates
Series title:
Earth
Volume
57
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geosciences Institute
Publisher location:
Alexandria, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earth
First page:
25
Last page:
25
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N