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INDUSTRIAL SAND AND GRAVEL SOLD OR USED BY U.S. PRODUCERS IN 2010, BY MAJOR END USE1
 
    - West   U.S. total
        Unit         Unit
Quantity value2 Quantity value2
(thousand Value (dollars (thousand Value (dollars
Major use   metric tons)   (thousands)   per ton)   metric tons)   (thousands)   per ton)
Sand:                        
Glassmaking:
Containers 713 $19,700 $27.63 3,950 $83,900 $21.24
Flat, plate and window 476 13,700 28.83 2,530 57,800 22.88
Specialty W W 51.33 416 15,100 36.38
Fiberglass, unground 49 1,270 25.98 602 13,500 22.35
Fiberglass, ground W W 52.86 424 21,100 49.86
Foundry:
Molding and core, unground 34 809 23.79 3,120 62,400 20.00
Molding and core, ground -- -- -- W W 143.71
Refractory (3) (3) -- 44 1,870 42.57
Metallurgical, flux for metal smelting W W 8.30 W W 8.40
Abrasives:
Blasting 80 1,360 16.94 469 16,700 35.59
Scouring cleaners (ground) -- -- -- (3) 60 --
Sawing and sanding -- -- -- W W 81.00
Chemicals, ground and unground 18 556 30.89 808 25,000 30.98
Fillers, ground, rubber, paints, putty, etc. W W 38.33 239 18,800 78.61
Whole grain fillers/building products 411 15,600 37.84 1,820 68,600 37.76
Ceramic, ground, pottery, brick, tile, etc. W W 43.00 91 6,320 69.44
Filtration:
Water, municipal, county, local 16 807 50.44 177 12,400 69.77
Swimming pool, other -- -- -- 64 6,400 99.94
Petroleum industry:
Hydraulic fracturing W W 35.41 12,100 546,000 45.24
Well packing and cementing 15 1,790 119.00 183 10,100 55.46
Recreational:
Golf course, greens and traps 87 2,220 25.46 548 11,600 21.09
Baseball, volleyball, play sand, beaches 2 43 21.50 123 5,460 44.40
Traction, engine 5 242 48.40 72 2,100 29.14
Roofing granules and fillers W W 32.33 358 8,810 24.61
Other, ground silica 25 1,060 37.54 38 2,420 63.63
Other, whole grain 234   4,470   12.33   1,900   43,600   11.97
Total or average 2,160   63,600   29.38   29,300   1,020,000   34.76
Gravel:
Silicon, ferrosilicon -- -- -- 173 3,710 21.42
Filtration -- -- -- 70 3,120 44.61
Other uses, specified 12   338   --   338   8,030   23.77
Total or average 12   338   28.17   582   14,900   25.58
Grand total or average   2,180   63,900   29.38   29,900   1,030,000   34.58
W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; for sand, included in -Other, whole grain-; for gravel, included in -Total or average.-
-- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits except for unit values; may not add to totals shown.
2Calculated using unrounded data.
3Less than - unit.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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