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The Mineral Industry of Mississippi

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Mississippi

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Mississippi1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 11,100r 90,500r 11,400 98,100
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 3,250 193,000 4,450 290,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 2,000 60,700 1,990 62,000
Combined values of clay (ball clay, bentonite, common clay, montmorillonite)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total   XX 344,000   450,000

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 Mississippi chapters:

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