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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 2018 statistical summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Production in Colorado1,2,3
Commodity Unit 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Clay: common clay thousand metric tons (1000 t) 269 8,580 266 7,590
Clay: fire clay 1000 t W W 9 132
Gemstones, naturale   NA 431 NA 440
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 34,100r 285,000r 34,900 306,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 15,500r 149,000r 14,700 149,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 30 W 29 W
Combined values of cement, clay (fire clay), gold, gypsum (crude), helium (Grade-A), lime, molybdenum mineral concentrates, sand and gravel (industrial), silver   XX 1,250,000r XX 1,320,000
Total   XX 1,690,000r XX 1,790,000

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 June 2022.

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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