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The Mineral Industry of Alaska

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Alaska

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Alaska1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017  Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 25 NA 31
Gold4 kilograms 26,200 $1,060,000 20,600 843,000
Lead4 metric tons 163,000 411,000 142,000 347,000
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 5,160r 44,300r 6,930 54,600
Silver4 kilograms 514,000 282,000 465,000 236,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 1,040r 22,200r 1,400 27,800
Zinc4 metric tons 611,000 1,880,000 620,000 1,930,000
Total   XX 3,700,000r XX 3,430,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. 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.

4Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

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