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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 2019 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Minnesota1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2018 Qty 2018 Value

($ 1000)
2019 Qty 2019 Value

($ 1000)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 8 NA 8
Iron ore 1000

metric tons

(1000 t)
41,700 3,770,000 39,100 3,580,000
Lime   (4) (7) (4) (7)
Peat metric tons 60,000 4,180 45,100 3,650
Sand and gravel,

1000 t 40,000r 199,000r 41,800 207,000
Sand and gravel,

1000 t 5,200 315,000 4,970 267,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 7,820r 106,000r 8,110 115,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 56 19,800 35 14,400
Total (partial)   XX 4,410,000 XX 4,190,000

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.

4Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

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

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Minnesota chapters:

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