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The Mineral Industry of Nevada

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Nevada

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Nevada1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Copper5 metric tons (4) W (4) W
Gold5 kilograms (kg) 173,000r 7,020,000 173,000 7,080,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 19,200r 119,000r 19,400 118,000
Silver5 kg 265,000 146,000 247,000 125,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 12,300r 100,000r 12,600 113,000
Combined values of barite, cement, clay [attapulgite, bentonite, kaolin], diatomite, gemstones (natural), gypsum (crude), lime, lithium carbonate, magnesite, molybdenum mineral concentrates, perlite (crude), salt, sand and gravel (industrial), stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 875,000r XX 976,000
Total   XX 8,280,000r XX 8,450,000

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).

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.

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