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The Mineral Industry of Minnesota

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Minnesota

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Minnesota1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 8 NA 8
Iron ore thousand metric tons (1000 t) 40,100 3,060,000 41,700 3,770,000
Lime   (4) (7) (4) (7)
Peat metric tons 67,700 4,840 60,000 4,180
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 42,600r 210,000r 40,500 201,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 4,520 286,000 5,200 315,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 7,240 97,600 7,970 107,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 61 21,400 56 19,800
Total (partial)   XX 3,680,000r XX 4,410,000

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.

4Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.

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