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The Mineral Industry of Kentucky

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Kentucky

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Kentucky1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Clay: common thousand metric tons (1000 t) 141 4,860 151 5,100
Gemstones, naturale NA NA 17 NA 17
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 7,950 38,100 8,800 40,500
Stone, crushed 1000 t 50,700 479,000r 51,100 484,000
Combined values of cement, lime, sand and gravel (industrial)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 522,000r XX 529,000

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 Kentucky chapters:

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