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The Mineral Industry of Louisiana

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Louisiana

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Louisiana extracted from Table 5 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Louisiana1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 8 NA 8
Salt thousand metric tons (1000 t) 11,800 342,000 14,900 461,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 14,600r 164,000r 12,700 137,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 1,470 44,800 2,500 160,000
Combined values of clay (common), gypsum (crude), lime, stone (crushed)   XX 92,800r XX 78,400
Total (partial)   XX 643,000 XX 836,000

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 Louisiana chapters:

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