Limestone: Missouri’s Billion Dollar Industry
Missouri hosts a robust limestone industry that mines rock and processes it into a variety of vital products for the state, the nation and the world. Missouri limestone has been used as dimension and ornamental stone in many buildings across the United States including the U.S. Department of Commerce building, the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Missouri’s own state capitol.
Limestone known as “Carthage Marble,” perhaps the most widely recognized of Missouri’s marbles has been extensively used across the nation and can be seen on the campuses of the University of Michigan, Stanford University, the University of Notre Dame and Missouri State University. Read more in Missouri Resources Magazine. Also see the Geologic Column of Missouri. and learn more about other industrial minerals in Missouri. –Joe