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TABLE 5
COMMON CLAY AND SHALE SOLD OR USED BY PRODUCERS
IN THE UNITED STATES, BY STATE AND USE 1, 2
(Thousand metric tons and thousand dollars)
 
    2009   2010
    Quantity   Value   Quantity   Value
State:  
Alabama 1,340 25,300 1,300 21,500
Arkansas 539 7,630 534 7,580
California 318 2,370 355 5,000
Georgia 631 3,870 657 3,910
Indiana 413 6,610 358 7,110
Kansas 381 2,430 353 1,850
Kentucky 288 5,980 284 5,780
Louisiana 353 9,120 151 1,330
Mississippi 263 1,540 259 1,540
Missouri 421 3,020 412 3,060
New York 605 30,200 595 30,000
North Carolina 828 4,980 846 4,890
Ohio 770 13,400 814 14,600
Oklahoma 572 2,800 554 2,600
Pennsylvania 451 3,040 343 2,490
South Carolina 311 1,300 267 1,190
Texas 1,800 13,000 1,740 14,000
Utah 342 7,230 322 7,020
Virginia 505 5,830 503 6,010
Other3 1,330 6,170   1,410 6,220
Total 12,500   156,000   12,100   148,000
Use:
Floor and wall tile4 181 NA 358 NA
Heavy-clay products:
Brick, extruded 5,680 NA 5,380 NA
Brick, other 547 NA 608 NA
Other5 165 NA 55 NA
Lightweight aggregate:
Concrete block 1,310 NA 1,340 NA
Highway surfacing 483 NA 561 NA
Structural concrete 731 NA 701 NA
Miscellaneous 597 NA 266 NA
Portland and other cements 1,900 NA 2,070 NA
Refractories6 360 NA 364 NA
Miscellaneous7 493 NA   353 NA
Total 12,500   156,000   12,100   148,000
-NA Not available.--
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Excludes Puerto Rico.
3Includes all other States except Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,--
Vermont, and Wisconsin.
4Includes ceramic tile, quarry tile, and miscellaneous floor and wall tiles.
5Includes drain tile, flower pots, flue linings, sewer pipe, structural tile, and miscellaneous clay products.
6Includes firebrick, blocks and shapes, mortar and cement, grogs and calcines, and miscellaneous refractories.
7Includes exports, reported by producers; miscellaneous civil engineering and sealings; miscellaneous fillers,-
extenders, and binders; pottery; roofing granules; and other unknown uses.-

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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