Geological Survey Program

Sand and Gravel

Sand and gravel is aggregate mined from alluvial and glacial deposits.  It is composed mostly of chert and quartz.  Sand and gravel are used as aggregate for roofing, concrete, landscaping and paving.  Sand and gravel mining in Missouri is regulated by the Land Reclamation Program.

For more information on sand and gravel deposits contact the Geologic Resources Section at 573-368- 2143 or email.