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The Mineral Industry of Montana

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Montana

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Montana1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 600 NA 563
Palladium5 kilograms (kg) 13,600 382,000 14,300 639,000
Platinum5 kg 3,980 116,000r 4,170 118,000
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 10,400 84,400r 10,800 88,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 2,680 23,800 2,730 23,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t (4) 4,620 (4) W
Combined values of cement, clay (bentonite and common clay), copper, garnet (industrial), gold, lime, molybdenum  mineral concentrates, rhenium, silver, talc (crude), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 483,000 XX 500,000
Total   XX 1,090,000r XX 1,370,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. XX Not applicable. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data. -- Zero.

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).

3Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown. 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.

4Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

5Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Montana chapters:

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