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The Mineral Industry of Colorado

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Colorado

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Colorado extracted from from Table 5 in the 2017 statistical summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Production in Colorado1,2,3
Commodity Unit 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Clay: common thousand metric tons (1000 t) 300 9,220 269 8,580
Gemstones, naturale   NA 1,070 NA 431
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 34,900 282,000r 34,000 284,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 15,400r 148,000r 16,700 162,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 20 10,200 30 11,900
Combined values of cement, clay (fire clay), gold, gypsum (crude), helium (Grade-A), lime, molybdenum mineral concentrates, sand and gravel (industrial), silver   XX 1,020,000 XX 1,240,000
Total   XX 1,480,000r XX 1,700,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included in combined value. XX Not applicable.

1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through Decemebr 2020.

2 Production 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.

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

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