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Aggregates

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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.


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Other Commodities associated with Aggregates *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Aggregates)
Limestone4641,58929.20% of all Limestone deposits have Aggregates.7.99% of all Aggregates deposits have Limestone.
Granite7256712.70% of all Granite deposits have Aggregates.1.24% of all Aggregates deposits have Granite.
Sandstone327940.51% of all Sandstone deposits have Aggregates.0.55% of all Aggregates deposits have Sandstone.
Sand and Gravel1511013.64% of all Sand and Gravel deposits have Aggregates.0.26% of all Aggregates deposits have Sand and Gravel.
Dimension Stone98391.07% of all Dimension Stone deposits have Aggregates.0.16% of all Aggregates deposits have Dimension Stone.
Clay82,5420.31% of all Clay deposits have Aggregates.0.14% of all Aggregates deposits have Clay.
Zinc43,5340.11% of all Zinc deposits have Aggregates.0.07% of all Aggregates deposits have Zinc.
Magnesite3953.16% of all Magnesite deposits have Aggregates.0.05% of all Aggregates deposits have Magnesite.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Companies producing AggregatesHide

Click on name for company details. (Number is operations listed on mindat.org)

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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