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Mineral Resources of the United States - Calendar Year 1888

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., 1890

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Title Page

Title Page

Introductory pp. VII

Summary pp. 1

Structural Materials, by William C. Day.

The Building industry in general 516

Kinds of building done and kinds of materials used in 1887 by state 521

(Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin)

Granite and Allied Rocks 536

New discoveries and developments 537

Common Limestone 539

Production 540


Production 541

New discoveries and developments 541


Production 544

New discoveries and developments 545


Product 547

Prices 548

Exports 548

New discoveries and developments 549

Imports and exports of building stone - 525


Production 551

New developments 553

Cement tests - 553

Lime - 554

Abrasive Materials:

Buhrstones 576

Grindstones 576

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