Industrial Minerals

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The term "industrial minerals" refers to geological deposits that can be mined for profitable commercial and industrial uses, as opposed to minerals used as gems, or as fuel (oil, gas, and coal). Ohio has a long history of industrial mineral production, dating back to before settlement by American and European migrants.

Mineral important to Ohio's economy include limestone and dolomite, sand and gravel, sandstone and conglomerate, clay and shale, salt, and gypsum.

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