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The Mineral Industry of New Mexico

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in New Mexico

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in New Mexico1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Copper5, 13 thousand metric tons (1000 t) 125 788,000 105 681,000
Gemstones, naturale   NA 21 NA 21
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 9,250r 89,100r 8,880 92,700
Stone, crushed 1000 t 4,410 40,000 4,010 37,900
Combined values of cement, clay (common), gold, gypsum (crude), perlite (crude), potash, pumice and pumicite, salt, silver, stone (dimension), zeolites   XX 334,000r XX 336,000
Total   XX 1,250,000 XX 1,150,000

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.

5Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

13Production based on publicly available data; refer to the 2018 Minerals Yearbook copper chapter and the securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K.


Minerals Yearbook Volume II New Mexico chapters:

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