Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Iowa
Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic
2018-2019 data for Iowas 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.
Sources of information
Iowa produces common clays, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, dimension stone (limestone and “dolostone”), gemstones, gypsum, lime. peat, and portland cement. It is known for geodes and barite crystals exposed in sedimentary rocks.
The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Iowa extracted from Table 5 in the 2019 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.
Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Iowa1,2,3
Sand and gravel,
Sand and gravel,
Combined values of
cement, gypsum (crude),
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.
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