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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 2019 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Kentucky1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2018 Qty 2018 Value
($ 1000)
2019 Qty 2019 Value
($ 1000)
Clay: common 1000
metric tons
(1000 t)
151 5,100 207 8,090
Gemstones, naturale NA NA 17 NA 17
Sand and gravel,
1000 t 8,800 45,400r 9,180 58,600
Stone, crushed 1000 t 51,400r 484,000 53,700 547,000
Combined values of
cement, lime, sand
and gravel (industrial)
  XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 535,000r XX 614,000

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 Kentucky chapters:

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