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Mineral Resources of the United States - Calendar Year 1887

J. W. Powell, Director

David T. Day, Chief of Division of Mining Statistics and Technology

Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey

Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1888

 

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Title Page

Title Page


Introductory – pp. VII

Summary – pp. 1

Structural Materials  (503-534)

The Building industry in General – 503

Number and value of the buildings for which permits were issued in thirty-one cities during the years 1884, 1885, 1886, and 1887 (table) – 504-506

The following locations are described in this section:  Birmingham, Alabama; Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Fargo, Dakota; Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; New Orleans, Louisiana; Boston, Massachusetts; Holyoke, Massachusetts; Kansas City, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, new York; Syracuse, new York; Toledo, Ohio; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Antonio, Texas; Madison, Wisconsin; and Petersburgh, Virginia.

Building stone:

Production – 511

Value of building stone produced in the United States, 1882 to 1887 (table) – 511

Granite and Allied Rocks – 512

The production of granite in 1887 (table) – 513-514

New discoveries and developments – 515

Common Limestone – 515

Production – 515

Production of the principal limestone regions in 1887 (table) – 515-516

Production of limestone in the State of Ohio in 1886 (table) – 516-517

New discoveries and developments – 517

Marble

Production – 517

Production of marble in the principal regions in 1887 (table) – 518

New discoveries and developments – 518

Sandstone

Production – 520

Output of bluestone by Union Bluestone Company, New York City, for the year 1887 (table) – 520

Production of sandstone in the principal localities in 1887 (table – includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, West Virginia, and Colorado) – 521

New discoveries and developments – 521

Slate

Production – 522

Production of roofing slate in all sections during the years 1884, 1885, 1886, and 1887 (table) – 522

Prices – 522

Comparative prices of roofing slate at New York January 1 (table) - 522

Exports – 523

Exports of roofing slate form New York for 1887 (table) – 523

Exports of roofing slate from the port of New York from 1876 to 1887, inclusive (table) – 523

Comparative table of the annual sales in the Slatington section (table) – 523

Exports of manufactured slate from the port of New York, 1876-1887 inclusive (table) – 524

Exports of all kinds of slate from the port of New York, 1876 to 1887 inclusive (table) – 524

New discoveries and developments – 524

Imports and exports of building stone – 525

Marble imported and entered for consumption in the United States, 1867 to 1883 inclusive (table) – 525

Building stone (exclusive of marble), paving stone, and stone ballast imported and entered for consumption in the United states, 1867 to 1887 inclusive (table) – 526

Marble and stone of domestic production exported from the United States (table) – 526

Marble and stone, and manufactures of marble and stone, of foreign production exported from the United states, 1872 to 1887, inclusive (table) – 527

Balance of trade in marble and stone (table) - 527

Cement  (527-532)

Production – 527

Production of cement made from natural rock in the leading districts in 1887 (table) – 527

Production of cement made from natural rock in the United States from 1882 to 1887 (table) – 528

Estimated production of American Portland cement from 1882 to 1887 (table) – 528

Total production of all kinds of cement in the United States from 1882 to 1887 (table) 528

Imports of cement at new York, in casks of 400 pounds (table) – 528

Cement imported and entered for consumption in the United States, 1868 to 1887 (table) – 529

Comparative prices per barrel of cement in New York January 1, 1884 to 1888 (table) – 529

New developments – 529

Lime (532-534)

Production – 532

Estimated production of lime in the United States from 1882 to 1887 (table) – 532

Condition of the cement industry as a whole, and fairly close estimates of individual localities (table) – 532-533

Comparative prices per barrel of eastern lime at New York on January 1, 1878 to 1888 (table) – 534

Lime imported and entered for consumption in the United States (table) – 534

Lime and cement of domestic production exported from the United states, 1864 to 1887 (table) – 534

Abrasive Materials:

Buhrstones – 552

Estimated value of buhrstones produced in the United States from 1883 to 1887 (table) – 552

Buhrstones and millstones imported and entered for consumption in the United States, 1868 to 1887 inclusive (table) – 552

Grindstones – 552

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