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The Mineral Industry of Alabama

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Alabama

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Alabama extracted from Table 5 in the 2018 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Production in Alabama1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Production Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Clay: bentonite thousand metric tons (1000 t) 56 $6,890 60 $7,350
Clay: common 1000 t 1,540 5,560 1,510 15,500
Clay: kaoline 1000  t 161 8,280 134 6,780
Gemstones, natural   NA 77 NA 78
Lime 1000 t 2,170 289,000 2,300 324,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 13,000r 108,000 14,800 137,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 1,170 29,800 1,600 44,200
Stone, crushed 1000 t 37,500r 410,000r 36,100 422,000
Combined values of bauxite, cement, iron oxide pigments (crude), salt, stone (dimension)   XX 488,000   549,000
Total   XX 1,350,000 XX 1,510,000
 

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data. XX Not applicable.

1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through June 2022.

2Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). Mine output measured as sold or used by producers is primarily shown in the tables, because values can be assigned. Where sold or used data are not available, actual mine output is used as the production measurement and value is estimated average price of the mineral commodity for that year. Data are reported in gross weight unless otherwise specified.

3Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.

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