Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Arizona
Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic
2017-2018 data for Arizona are summarized in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables (XLS) and 2014 chapter containing text and data tables in PDF and XLS formats are available, with other years, through the links below.
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Arizona leads in copper production and is a major producer of crude perlite, molybdenum, silver, & zeolites. It also produces bentonite, cement, common clay, construction & industrial sand & gravel, crushed & dimension stone, gypsum, lime, and salt.
The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Arizona extracted from Table 5 in the 2018 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.
Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Arizona1,2,3
2017 Value (thousands)
2018 Value (thousands)
Thousand metric tons (1000 t)
Sand and gravel, construction
Combined values of cement, clay (bentonite and common), gold, gypsum (crude), helium (Grade-A ), lime, molybdenum mineral concentrates, perlite (crude), rhenium, salt, sand and gravel (industrial), zeolites
eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing 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.
4Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.
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