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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 2019 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Illinois1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands) 2019 Quantity 2019 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 1,060 139,000e 1,220 14 1,000e
Gemstones, naturale   NA 11 NA 11
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 20,300 145,000 19,100 130,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 15,300 994,000 14,400 628,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 48,600r 506,000r 50,300 526,000
Combined values of clay
(common and fuller's earth),
peat, silica (tripoli), stone (dimension)
  XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 1,780,000 XX 1,430,000

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 January 2023.

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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