Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in California
Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic
2016-2017 data for California 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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California is the sole producer of boron and rare earths and a leading producer of aggregates, cement, diatomite, feldpar, pumice, soda ash, and produced the widest variety of industrial minerals and metals of all the States.
The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for California extracted from Table 5 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.
Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in California1,2,3
2016 Value (thousands)
2017 Value (thousands)
Thousand metric tons (1000 t)
Rare earthse, 5
Sand and gravel, construction
Sand and gravel, industrial
Combined values of boron minerals, clay (bentonite, common, montmorillonite, kaolin), diatomite, feldspar, gold, lime, magnesium compounds, pumice and pumicite, salt, silver, soda ash, zeolites, and values indicated by symbol W.
eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. XX Not applicable. -- Zero.
1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through Decemebr 2020
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.
5Rare-earth-oxide (REO) basis.
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