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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 2019 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Louisiana1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2018 Qty 2018 Value
($ 1000)
2019 Qty 2019 Value
($ 1000)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 8 NA 8
Salt 1000
metric tons
(1000 t)
14,900 461,000 15,400 426,000
Sand and gravel,
1000 t 12,200r 132,000r 11,900 139,000
Sand and gravel,
1000 t 2,500 160,000 2,680 150,000
Combined values of
clay (common),
gypsum (crude), lime,
stone (crushed)
  XX 75,600r XX 76,900
Total (partial)   XX 829,000 XX 792,000

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 Louisiana chapters:

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