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Monday, November 30, 2015

ODNR: Ohio's Mineral Resources Valued at Over $2.1 Billion

From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources:
A just released mineral industries report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) shows the development of Ohio’s mineral resources in 2014 produced more than $2.1 billion worth of geologic commodities, including increases in the mined amount of limestone, salt, sand and gravel. 
The 2014 Report on Ohio Mineral Industries: An Annual Summary of the State’s Economic Geology contains information regarding the production, value and employment totals of Ohio’s various mineral industries. Some highlights include: 
Mineral industries produced $188 worth of resources per Ohioan. 
Approximately $1.1 billion worth of coal was produced in 2014—the seventh year in a row Ohio’s production value topped $1 billion. 
For the first time in the state’s history, nonfuel industrial-mineral production values exceeded $1 billion. 
Salt production exceeded 5 million tons in 2014—an increase of more than 37 percent from 2013 production values.
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