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Listing of Mineral Producers and Mineral Production Sites in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Geological Survey does not collect or publish a listing of mineral producers or mineral production sites within the State of Iowa.   Listings of mineral producers and production sites may be available from two other State of Iowa departments.  An out-of-date geographic information system (GIS) coverage from the year 2000 of similar information is available via the Geological Survey Bureau’s World Wide Web server.

 Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Materials, Instructional Memorandums (IMs) Volume IV, No. T-203, General Aggregate Source Information

This publication is an annual listing, arranged by county, of many, but not all, crushed stone quarries and sand & gravel pits active within the last ten years.  Listed are the producer, pit or quarry name, and location, plus durability classes for Portland Cement Concrete and frictional classes for Asphaltic Concrete.  Digital copies are available from the IDOT web-site at:  http://www.erl.dot.state.ia.us/Apr_2005/IM/frames.htm (NOTE: Follow the VOLUME IV link on this site and then click on "General Aggregate Source Information").

Available from:
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office of Accounting
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
Phone: 515-239-1588

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, List of Registered Mineral Production Sites and Licensed Producers

This is a listing of all currently registered mineral production sites and licensed mineral producers within the State of Iowa.  Listed are the site name, location, material produced and the producer's name and address.  This listing is difficult to obtain.

Available from:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Division of Soil Conservation
Mines and Minerals Bureau
Wallace State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: 515-242-5003

Web Site Address: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov


Registered Mineral Production Sites - Iowa 1965-1999
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 Database and Geographic Information System (GIS) Versions

An out-of-date geographic information system (GIS) coverage of the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s (IDALS) listing from the year 2000 is available from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Geological Survey World Wide Web Server at http://www.igsb.uiowa.edu/webapps/nrgislibx. Click on the Physical Geography/Geology link and scroll down to the Mines_2000 link to download the database and coverage.


  United States Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook - Mineral Industry of Iowa

This is an annual publication summarizing mineral production areas, statistics and trends.  The summary is based upon an annual or biannual canvassing of principle producers within the state by the USGS.  The report is available via the Web at:  http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/state/ia.html

   Iowa Limestone Producers Association Inc.

Provides information about the crushed stone industry in Iowa.  A list of producer members and manufacturer & supplier members is available at the associations web-site:  www.limestone.org 

5911 Meredith Dr., Suite A
Des Moines, Iowa 50322
Telephone: 515-262-8668
Fax: 515-262-0299


Last Updated June 2007