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The Alaska Stone Industry, 1908

Excerpt from

Mineral Resources of the United States, Calendar Year 1908
Part II - Nonmetallic Products
Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey,
Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1909.

Excerpts from the book from chapter on Stone, by A. T. Coons.

"In 1908 the commercial output of marble was from Vermont, Georgia, Tennessee, New York, Massachusetts, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, Colorado, Alaska, North Carolina, Kentucky, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and Idaho, with a quantity for Missouri included with limestone.  In 1908 Colorado and North Carolina reentered as productive States, and Oklahoma and Washington dropped out.  Vermont, Tennessee, and Georgia increased in value of output; the other States decreased.

"The Alaska output was from Marble Island, near Shakan, and from Calder, Prince of Wales Island.  It is reported that eastern capital is to begin development in the Alaska marble field in the near future."

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