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Digital Geodata Series DGS05-1
Selected Sand, Gravel and Rock Surficial Mining Operations in New Jersey



This Geographic Information System (GIS) point shapefile with associated database file and metadata contains point locations, products mined, geologic formation and other attributes of selected sand, gravel and rock surficial mining operations in New Jersey. The database contains 1,031 inventoried operations with 172 being registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety and Compliance. Some have multiple permits so there are a total of 167 operational sites and 864 inactive and abandoned surficial mining operations. One hundred ninety three of the mining operations were located using the Global Positioning System (GPS). With annual production of up to 20 million tons valued at $100 million, sand, gravel and rock mining is a significant industry in New Jersey. Inactive and abandoned operations are included because of their importance in environmental investigations, planning, zoning and resource evaluation.

The ESRI shapefile and metadata are compressed as a zip file for download. Also included in the zip file is an Adobe PDF file (Active Sand & Gravel Mines.pdf) containing specific information pertaining to the the 2006-2007 active and registered sand, gravel and rock surficial mining operations in New Jersey according to the New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety and Compliance. 

This map is for illustration purposes only.

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