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The Mineral Industry of Illinois

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Illinois

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Illinois1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 1,340 161,000e 1,060 139,000e
Gemstones, naturale   NA 11 NA 11
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 21,500 152,000 20,300 145,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 12,600 730,000r 15,300 994,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 49,500r 517,000r 48,600 506,000
Combined values of cement (masonry), clay (common and fuller's earth), peat, silica (tripoli), stone (dimension)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 1,560,000r XX 1,780,000

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.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Illinois chapters:

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