The value of nonfuel mineral production in Maryland increased for the seventh consecutive year in 1988. The total nonfuel mineral value of $363 million was the highest ever reported for the State. Crushed stone, the leading mineral commodity produced in Maryland, accounted for more than 45070 of the value of mineral production. Significant gains in crushed stone output during the past 6 years have been directly responsible for the growth in the State's total value of nonfuel mineral production. Output of 32.7 million short tons of crushed stone in 1988 was more than double the 15.1 million tons produced in 1982. Similarly, the value of all minerals produced in the State increased from $171.5 million in 1982 to the record value of 1988.