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05 Dec, 23

Notice: Mineralocity Aggregates No Longer Offering Subscriptions

Today, I want to share an important update regarding Mineralocity Aggregates, a platform that many of you have come to rely on for comprehensive market intelligence in the construction aggregate industry.

After careful consideration, we have decided to evolve the direction of Mineralocity Aggregates. Starting December 31st, we will no longer offer new subscriptions to this specialized platform. This decision aligns with our goal to focus more intensely on leveraging the platform as an internal tool for Burgex’s market analysis and consulting services.

I want to assure you that this change is part of our broader strategy to enhance the value we deliver to our clients. By integrating the strengths of Mineralocity Aggregates more closely with Burgex’s services, we aim to provide more in-depth, tailored market insights and consultancy that directly benefit your projects and business decisions.

For those of you currently subscribed to Mineralocity Aggregates, your existing subscriptions will remain active until the end of your contract period. We are immensely grateful for your support and trust in our platform.

Looking ahead, the broader Mineralocity Platform, encompassing all active mines in the United States (base & precious metals, construction aggregates, coal, dimension stone, rare earths, etc.), will continue to be available. While it may not delve into the same depth as the aggregate-specific platform, it remains a robust resource for industry data and insights.

I understand that changes like these can be unexpected, but I am confident in the positive impact this strategic shift will have on the services we provide. Our commitment to delivering exceptional industry knowledge and consultancy remains stronger than ever.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to assist you in navigating these changes and to continue supporting your business needs.

Warm regards,

Stuart BurgessChairman, Burgex Mining Consultants


11 Sep, 23

Building Tomorrow: An Introduction to Mineralocity Aggregates

Join us for an illuminating webinar that offers a glimpse into the future of the aggregates industry through Mineralocity Aggregates—your go-to platform for simplified market intelligence. Hosted by Burgex Mining Consultants, pioneers in sustainable and efficient aggregate solutions, this virtual event is designed to equip you with the tools and insights you need to thrive in this vital industry.

Who should attend?

  • Industry Professionals
  • Consultants
  • Suppliers to the Aggregate Industry
  • Investors and Stakeholders
  • Government Agencies

Key Takeaways:

  • In-Depth Overview: Acquire a thorough understanding of the Mineralocity Aggregates platform, its features, and how it revolutionizes market intelligence in the aggregates sector.
  • Practical Applications: Witness real-world case studies showcasing how companies are leveraging the platform to optimize their operations and outperform competitors.
  • Market Trends: Get insights into current and future market trends, helping you make data-driven decisions to benefit your business.
  • Day-to-Day Simplicity: Learn how the platform’s key layers can simplify your daily research and market analysis tasks, making your workflow more efficient.
  • Competitive Advantage: Understand how Mineralocity Aggregates provides you with the tools to assess your standing in the market relative to competitors, helping you adapt and strategize accordingly.
  • Future-Proof Your Business: Gain foresight into the future of the aggregates industry, ensuring you’re ahead of the curve and not left behind.


Don’t Miss Out on the Future of Aggregates!

Secure your place in the industry’s future—register now for the live demo and elevate your market intelligence to the next level.

10 Jul, 23

The 5 Key Benefits of Mineralocity Aggregates

Mineralocity Aggregates, our dynamic and versatile platform, is equipped with a plethora of features designed to elevate your operations. To get you started, here’s a curated list of the most beneficial functionalities that truly set it apart.

1) Wealth of Market Knowledge: The robust Mineralocity Aggregates platform provides clients with a vast range of market intelligence and knowledge, granting them access to insights that may not otherwise be available within their organization. 

2) Greenfield Opportunities: Our tool streamlines the often-complex process of site selection for new quarry development. While it doesn’t provide all the answers, it excels at identifying specific areas and regions suitable for new pit/quarry development, proving invaluable to any producers looking to expand. 

3) Strategic Planning: With features such as drivetime analysis and the ability to visualize competitors, markets, and transportation, Mineralocity Aggregates empowers producers to enhance strategic planning for existing operations. The platform enables producers to better utilize their operations and position themselves more competitively. 

4) Risk Mitigation: Mining comes with inherent risks. Mineralocity Aggregates helps alleviate some of these by providing the ability to assess both current and future markets. This enables producers to prepare for future demand changes and adjust production strategies accordingly. 

5) Identifying Trends and Market Opportunities: Many producers lack comprehensive market data outside of their local area, obscuring potential regional opportunities. Even a single quarry operation can use Mineralocity Aggregates to uncover opportunities for their products that might otherwise remain hidden. Most operators still rely on spreadsheets or even paper notebooks to track local markets. Our tool significantly enhances their capabilities with full visualization and the ability to identify trends and opportunities at a glance. Regularly updated data adds further peace of mind, making our platform an advantageous investment even for smaller producers.

In summary, Mineralocity Aggregates empowers producers to make better decisions, maintain or gain a competitive edge, and reduce risks within their business.  

Ready to Unlock the Secrets of Successful Greenfield Site Evaluation?

Dive deeper into the world of construction aggregate production with our exclusive Greenfield Guide. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or just embarking on your aggregate adventure, this guide is your roadmap to identifying prime locations, assessing supply potential, and capturing significant market shares. Arm yourself with proven strategies, actionable insights, and essential formulas designed to propel your projects to unparalleled success. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your greenfield endeavors – grab your free copy of the Greenfield Guide now! 

05 Jun, 23

Revolutionizing the U.S. Mining Industry with Comprehensive Visualization

June 2, 2023, marked a significant milestone in the U.S. mining industry as Burgex Inc. unveiled an innovative, game-changing platform – Mineralocity. Aiming to reshape the landscape of the industry, Mineralocity presents a comprehensive, verified, and visually searchable map of all commercial mines in the United States.

Developed in direct response to the growing national focus on the revitalization of infrastructure and the burgeoning green economy, Mineralocity delivers a level of detail and breadth of information unseen before in this space. This groundbreaking platform integrates an extensive dataset, including details about the locations, commodities, and production levels of all commercial mines across the nation.

Stuart Burgess, Chairman and Co-Founder of Burgex, expressed his excitement about the launch, saying, 

“This is a landmark moment. Mineralocity is the first platform to provide such an extensive, visually searchable map of all U.S. commercial mines. In an era where we are striving to advance our infrastructure and develop a greener economy, Mineralocity’s comprehensive resource will become an invaluable tool for making strategic, data-driven decisions and enhancing domestic supply chains. Up until now, there haven’t been any interactive maps available that accurately show all of the active commercial mines in the United States.”

Why Mineralocity?

The journey that led to Mineralocity started with its predecessor, Mineralocity Aggregates. Specifically designed for the construction aggregate industry, the platform saw substantial success in its field, prompting Burgex to think bigger. This strategic expansion led to the creation of the comprehensive Mineralocity platform, encompassing the entire U.S. mining industry and offering critical insights across a wide range of commodities. This decision paved the way for a more robust domestic supply chain, underpinning a broad array of businesses.

Mineralocity goes beyond being a mere data provider—it represents a new paradigm in industry research tools, designed to augment users’ research capabilities and catalyze superior decision-making processes. At its core, Mineralocity’s strength lies in the rich, multi-faceted data it offers.

Starting with the comprehensive mapping of over 100 different mineral commodity types, users have unprecedented visibility into the diversity of the mining landscape. This feature alone provides a powerful tool for anyone looking to find specific commodities, conduct comparative analysis, or identify emerging opportunities.

Complementing this, Mineralocity’s inclusion of general geology data serves as a key resource for understanding the geological contexts of mining sites. This insight into the geological makeup of the mining areas, from rock formations to soil types, could prove invaluable in numerous applications such as planning extraction methods or estimating extraction costs.

The platform’s nationwide parcel data further enriches its offerings by providing detailed information about land ownership and boundaries. This can prove instrumental in strategic planning, investment decisions, or even identifying potential partnership opportunities.

Mineralocity also integrates sophisticated tools like customized drive-time analysis, giving users the capability to understand the logistical implications of mine locations. Users can explore potential distribution routes, estimate transportation costs, and identify strategically advantageous locations for new operations or distribution centers.

Mineralocity drivetime analysis, showing 30, 60, and 90 mine drivetime radius demographics as well as relative production sizes for aggregates.

Staying Ahead of the Game

In this rapidly evolving industry, staying ahead of trends is paramount. Mineralocity empowers its users to do just that. With a combination of these advanced features and continually updated data, users are armed with the knowledge and insights they need to anticipate industry changes, identify opportunities, and make data-driven decisions.

In a world where sustainability and local supply chains are increasingly essential, Mineralocity addresses these concerns head-on. By offering detailed, current data on domestic mining operations, the platform enables businesses to source materials more efficiently and sustainably. It also empowers suppliers to the mining industry to better position their sales teams, distribution centers, and other assets.

“Mineralocity represents a significant leap forward for the mining industry,” added Stuart Burgess. “We’re not just providing a map; we’re offering a powerful tool that can transform operations and contribute to the broader push toward a sustainable, green economy.”

Experience the transformational power of Mineralocity and discover how it can revolutionize your operations. Visit to learn more.

17 Apr, 23

Mapped: Crushed Stone, Sand, and Gravel Production

Crushed stone, sand, gravel, and other construction aggregates account for half of the industrial minerals produced in the United States.

These materials represent a $29 billion per year business in the country.

The map above from our sponsor Burgex uses data from Mineralocity to show where aggregates are produced in America.

What Are Aggregate Minerals?

Aggregates are a variety of materials produced in pits or quarries, including sands, gravel, and crushed stone.

They are usually used in construction, with the largest proportion used to manufacture concrete.

  • Sand: The world’s most consumed raw material after water and the primary substance used in construction.
  • Gravel: It occurs naturally but it is also produced. Almost half of all gravel production is used as an aggregate for concrete.
  • Crushed Stone: Used mostly as an aggregate for road construction and maintenance. It is the leading nonfuel mineral commodity (by value of production) in America.

On average, each person in America drives demand for over 10,000 lbs of stone and around 7,000 lbs of sand and gravel per year.

Aggregate Production by State

Ten states produce more than 50% of the country’s construction aggregates.

The five leading States are, in descending order of total output: Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Over 7,000 U.S. commercial aggregate companies are currently operating.

Growing urban areas across the U.S. and the rise in high-rise structures, which use concrete extensively, are expected to continue boosting demand for aggregates.

Additionally, maintenance of aging infrastructure across the country is expected to support the demand. In 2011, a study by the United States Geological Survey concluded that one-third of America’s major roads were in poor or mediocre condition, and over one-quarter of the bridges were either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.

In this scenario, the aggregates market in the U.S. is expected to grow by 263.53 million tons from 2021 to 2026, at an annual average growth rate of over 2.5%.

Ready to Unlock the Secrets of Successful Greenfield Site Evaluation?

Dive deeper into the world of construction aggregate production with our exclusive Greenfield Guide. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or just embarking on your aggregate adventure, this guide is your roadmap to identifying prime locations, assessing supply potential, and capturing significant market shares. Arm yourself with proven strategies, actionable insights, and essential formulas designed to propel your projects to unparalleled success. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your greenfield endeavors – grab your free copy of the Greenfield Guide now! 

12 Apr, 23

Visualizing One Year of Sand, Gravel, and Stone Consumption in the U.S.

Aggregate minerals, which include raw materials such as sand, gravel, and stone, are the building blocks of our cities and an integral part of the U.S. economy.

From being used to make the concrete that shapes our buildings to being the foundation of our roads, aggregates are necessary to maintain our quality of life. But just how much do we rely on these raw materials each year?

To explore the answer, this visualization from our sponsor Burgex uses forecast data from Mineralocity Aggregates to show how much crushed stone, sand, and gravel the U.S. is expected to consume in 2023.

Crushed Stone

Crushed stone is a versatile material that has a variety of uses in road and building construction, landscaping, and other industries. It is typically made from various types of rock, such as limestone, dolomite, and granite, that have been broken down into different sizes.

According to projections by Minerolocity Aggregates, the U.S. will consume 1.73 billion U.S. tons of crushed stone in 2023.

Taking its 100 lb/ft³ density into account, that is equivalent to a cube 3,259 feet high. That’s nearly double the height of the One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S., standing at 1,776 feet as an homage to the country’s Declaration of Independence.

It’s also worth considering per capita usage to grasp the magnitude of aggregates we depend on in our daily lives. In 2023, each American is projected to account for the consumption of approximately 5.2 tons of crushed stone.

While crushed stone production is prevalent across the United States, here are some states that sold the most of this aggregate mineral in 2021.

State2021 Crushed Stone Sales in Thousands of U.S. Tons

With 99% of all U.S. demand being met by domestic production in 2022, crushed stone is an integral part of the U.S. economy.

Sand and Gravel

Sand and gravel are essential natural resources that are widely used in construction and agriculture. They also have wide uses in industrial activities, such as glass manufacturing, foundries, and metal casting, as well as in recreational activities, such as volleyball courts, golf courses, and beaches.

In 2023, the U.S. is forecasted to consume 1.12 billion U.S. tons of sand and gravel. This is more than 3.3 tons per person. 

Here are the top producers of sand and gravel in the United States.

State2021 Sand and Gravel Sales in Thousands of U.S. Tons

Aggregate minerals are the building blocks of our modern lives.

With over 7,000 commercial aggregate companies operating in the U.S. (while contributing $31 billion to the economy in 2022), their importance to our lives and the economy should not be underestimated.

12 Apr, 23

Pioneering a Sustainable Future: My Vision for Burgex Mining Consultants

As the CEO of Burgex Mining Consultants, I’ve always been driven by a powerful and inspiring purpose – to create a better, more sustainable future by advancing the synergies between humanity and nature. This conviction is at the very core of our company, guiding every decision we make and shaping the way we approach our work in the mineral resource and aggregate industries.   

Our “why” statement, influenced by Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle concept, encapsulates this vision:

Burgex believes in a better, more sustainable future and exists to help advance the synergies between humanity and nature.” 

In line with this mission, we’ve also developed a ‘Why’ for our Mineralocity initiative, which focuses on the importance of aggregate projects in maintaining robust and healthy infrastructure:

“We aim to educate, advocate, and promote aggregate projects that help keep our infrastructure robust and healthy.” 

UMA Conference Utah Mining Policy
Chris Summers talks about Utah’s mining policy

To realize this goal, I have established a clear strategy for Burgex that revolves around three key pillars: education, advocacy, and the promotion of responsible exploration projects. As a U.S. company, we are dedicated to empowering our nation by reducing its reliance on foreign supplies and championing sustainable domestic resource development. 

What truly sets Burgex apart, however, is our unwavering commitment to providing our clients with exceptional expertise and clarity. We take pride in guiding our clients through the complexities of the mining industry and helping them unlock the full potential of their mineral resource projects in a responsible and environmentally conscious manner. 

This steadfast dedication to our “why” is what elevates Burgex beyond a mere mining consultancy. We are a catalyst for change, a beacon of hope, and a living example of how purpose-driven organizations can make a tangible difference in the world. By centering our belief in a sustainable future at the heart of our operations, we embody the ideals of responsible business practices and environmental stewardship. 

 As we face an ever-changing global landscape, the need for responsible resource development becomes increasingly paramount. I am proud to lead Burgex Mining Consultants on this vital mission and am deeply committed to fostering a brighter, more sustainable future that embraces the harmony between humanity and the natural world. 

Chris Summers, CEO of Burgex Mining Consultants 

13 Mar, 23

The Architect Behind Mineralocity: Jake Tanner

My Background

As an experienced geographic information system (GIS) analyst in the oil/gas and wireless infrastructure industries, I was excited to help Burgex improve its consulting projects through added innovation to GIS processes. During my work with various GIS analytics, I discovered and implemented techniques to not only enhance the time line outputs of our data and visuals, but also explore deeper and wider applications of GIS analytics in the aggregates industry.

As I embraced new GIS tools and techniques, I began to consider how we could elevate our analytics and services to the next level. With various processes and data to analyze site-specific opportunities, I wondered how I, as a GIS analyst, could repeatedly generate a granular analysis of site suitability and create a high-resolution picture of aggregate markets. Such curiosity involved reinventing workflows and enhancing processes, which included finding new and improved ways to observe population distributions as well as supply and demand influences in market regions.

What Is Mineralocity?

After months of intensive research, development, and GIS modeling, we created a grid of analysis data that became the foundation of our product, Mineralocity. This product provides high-level transparency of aggregate markets across the United States and enables Burgex and its subscribers to evaluate market conditions, aggregate site opportunities, producer influence, and supplementary market data exponentially faster than ever before.

Being the culmination of tens of millions of data points, Mineralocity has become the new way to observe aggregate market regions, predicted demands, and site suitability at a high level. It sheds light on the importance of resources within reasonable proximity to populated areas, as transportation costs play a big role in the price of purchasing material. Our analytics maps reveal that some regions are well-positioned to meet demand while many are not. Many major cities must transport aggregate materials over extensive distances to meet the growth of their urban and rural development areas.

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Markets within the California region showing high Deficit regions will low regional supply.

Markets within the Texas region showing high deficits for aggregate materials at market proximities. Significant supply is present, but hours distance from major demand markets.

Partnering with Dodge Construction Network

The value and insight brought about by Mineralocity have created much attention within the public and private sectors. One of the exciting things that has resulted from Mineralocity is the integration of Dodge Construction Network data, which provides visibility into aggregate intensive projects and estimated construction spend by county. This gives fantastic insight into where aggregates are needed and will be needed in the future. The dataset contains current and pending infrastructure projects consisting of wide, local, and nonresidential construction.

Partnering with MarketBee

Also, we will be implementing an Aggregates Producer Price Index (APPI) via a new partnership with Market Bee, giving insight into the current standings and price fluctuations of aggregates throughout the United States. This will be a valuable addition to Mineralocity for those who want to enter newer favorable markets via mergers and acquisitions or outward expansion. Over time additional data insights will be included, which will provide index pricing information for various individual product types and sizes.

Market Aggregate Producer Price Index (APPI)

The APPI provides an invaluable tool for producers, suppliers, and industry analysts to track and analyze price movements of various aggregates across different geographical areas.

Dodge Data Network

The dataset includes location-based information on where construction dollars will be spent and where aggregate demand is heading.

Always Innovating

As the lead GIS developer for this project, I am proud of what Burgex has accomplished, and I trust that Mineralocity will not only help connect aggregate industry and public leaders but will also bring insight to those within the data analysis/GIS community. Mineralocity is an evolving platform, and we look forward to making positive changes in the mining industry.

We are excited to announce that new aggregate market grids will soon come to the Mineralocity platform. We are working toward having them ready and live upon launch of the Mineralocity major upgrade!

02 Mar, 23

Evolution of Mineralocity

GIS, mineralocity, aggregates, construction, market
 By: Jenny Deems, Inside Sales Rep for Mineralocity

When I started at Burgex Mining Consultants more than two-and-a-half years ago, Mineralocity Aggregates was an idea, a thought, a “what if” dreamed up by Stuart Burgess and Chris Summers. Today, as Mineralocity Aggregates team lead, I have the privilege of introducing Mineralocity Aggregates to government agencies, consulting firms, investment companies, aggregate producers, and suppliers to the aggregate industry. I assist subscribers and potential subscribers with access to the platform, billing questions, functionality, data interpretation, and more.

It has been my pleasure to watch this great idea become an even greater reality. I have watched the idea turn into a concept, then a plan, then go through development and production, and finally to be introduced into the market. Mineralocity Aggregates really is Market Intelligence Made Simple.

Now suppliers to the aggregate industry use this powerful tool to better understand their customers and products, and to focus on and create sales strategy plans. Producers gain a better understanding of their competition to develop plans for M&A as well as greenfield expansion.

Mineralocity Aggregates was officially introduced to the public on June 15, 2022. With input from beta testers, subscribers, and free trial users, we have determined which functionalities users desire. By incorporating Dodge Construction Data into the platform we will now enable users to see where funds will be spent so those areas of growth can be targeted. We will also launch a new version of Mineralocity Aggregates that will be more interactive and will allow users to import and export data.

I enjoy the opportunity to watch Mineralocity Aggregates grow from an idea into a valuable tool for our subscribers.

If you’re attending CONEXPO CON/AGG, stop by our booth for a demonstration and see for yourself how Mineralocity can benefit you and get your black truck! March 13th– 18thbooth N10321

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me personally at
801-648-6463 or