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About AggregatesHide

Aggregate is a broad classification of coarse to medium-grained rock material intended for use in construction.

This can include sand, gravel, crushed stone and mine waste, and rocks of all types can be mined or quarried for aggregate - making use of what is locally available for local construction rather than bringing higher quality rock from elsewhere at greater expense.

Aggregates are the most mined materials in the world.


Other Commodities associated with Aggregates *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Aggregates)
Limestone4801,74927.44% of all Limestone deposits have Aggregates.7.62% of all Aggregates deposits have Limestone.
Granite7960912.97% of all Granite deposits have Aggregates.1.25% of all Aggregates deposits have Granite.
Sandstone3710535.24% of all Sandstone deposits have Aggregates.0.59% of all Aggregates deposits have Sandstone.
Sand and Gravel364168.65% of all Sand and Gravel deposits have Aggregates.0.57% of all Aggregates deposits have Sand and Gravel.
Dimension Stone289802.86% of all Dimension Stone deposits have Aggregates.0.44% of all Aggregates deposits have Dimension Stone.
Mineral specimens275824.64% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Aggregates.0.43% of all Aggregates deposits have Mineral specimens.
Clay162,6790.60% of all Clay deposits have Aggregates.0.25% of all Aggregates deposits have Clay.
Lime112250.00% of all Lime deposits have Aggregates.0.17% of all Aggregates deposits have Lime.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on

Companies producing AggregatesHide

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Sub-types of AggregatesHide

Sand and GravelSand and gravel are used for innumerous purposes, primarily as a construction aggregate, but also in agriculture, glass, paint, railroads, sand casting, sandbags, sandblasting, water filtration, and more.
Trap rockTrap rock is used in construction applications as concrete, macadam, and paving stones. It is also used in more technical applications as ballast for railroad track bed, ad hydraulic engineering rock for paving embankments, and more.

Deposits of AggregatesHide

This map shows a selection of deposits that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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