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Front Range Infrastructure Resources Project--Aggregate Resources Activities

Fact Sheet 119-98

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Abstract

Infrastructure, such as roads, buildings, airports, and dams, is built and maintained by use of large quantities of aggregate—sand, gravel, and stone. As urban areas expand, local sources of these resources become inaccessible. Other competitive land uses have a higher value than aggregate resources. For example, gravel cannot be mined from under a subdivision. The failure to plan for the protection and extraction of infrastructure resources often results in increased consumer cost, environmental damage, and an adversarial relationship between the industry and the community.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Front Range Infrastructure Resources Project--Aggregate Resources Activities
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
119-98
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.