Industrial Minerals Directory 2020 Update

Status Start Date End Date Locations
Active Jun 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2020 All Counties
Director: Todd Thompson
Other Researchers: Tisa Bowden, Shalom Drummond, Chris Dintaman
Funding: Indiana University - Indiana Geological & Water Survey
Issue: Indiana has numerous industrial mineral producers from aggregate to dimension stone limestone, gypsum, and sand and gravel. As a service to the state of Indiana and as a resource for IGWS geologists, the IGWS keeps a directory of these producers. The directory is updated approximately every 4 years with the last update in 2016. That update was the first fully digital product with an interactive we map.
Objective: Update contact and geological information for industrial mineral producers in the stateof Indiana.
Approach: Information will be gathered from IMAA, MSHA, and web sources. Phone calls may be needed. Databased information will be moved to the database coordinator and cartographer to update the website.
Products: Interactive web map of producers within the state
Benefits: Promote the state's economy and provide contact information for staff geologists. Enhance interaction with producers.