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The Mineral Industry of Michigan

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Michigan

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Michigan1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Cement, masonry thousand metric tons (1000 t) 74 13,000e 74 11,200e
Cement, portland 1000 t 3,770 493,000e 3,620 475,000e
Cobalte, 8 metric tons 640 W 490 W
Copper9 metric tons 21,300 W 18,000 W
Gemstones, naturale   NA 29 NA 29
Iron ore10 1000 t 7,800 698,000 7,800 837,000
Lime 1000 t 554 70,300 579 74,500
Nickel9, 11 metric tons 22,100 W 17,600 W
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 42,900 261,000 43,500 285,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 618 28,700 669 33,200
Stone, crushed 1000 t 32,800r 221,000r 36,600 243,000
Combined values of clay (common), magnesium compounds, peat, salt, stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 811,000r XX 801,000
Total   XX 2,600,000r XX 2,760,000

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.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

8Content of concentrates.

9Source: Lundin Mining Annual Filings; contained metal of concentrates.

10Production based on publicly available data; refer to the 2018 Minerals Yearbook iron ore chapter and Cliffs annual reports.

11Recoverable content of nickel sulfide concentrates.

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