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Construction aggregates

Mining Engineering

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Abstract

Construction aggregates, primarily stone, sand and gravel, are recovered from widespread naturally occurring mineral deposits and processed for use primarily in the construction industry. They are mined, crushed, sorted by size and sold loose or combined with portland cement or asphaltic cement to make concrete products to build roads, houses, buildings, and other structures. Much smaller quantities are used in agriculture, cement manufacture, chemical and metallurgical processes, glass production and many other products.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Construction aggregates
Series title:
Mining Engineering
Volume
59
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
SME
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
26
Last page:
27