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The Mineral Industry of North Carolina

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in North Carolina

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for North Carolina extracted from Table 5 in the 2019 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in North Carolina1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2018 Qty 2018 Value

(1000 $ )
2019 Qty 2019 Value

(1000 $)
Clay, common 1000

metric tons

(1000 t)
1,320 34,900 1,270 W
Gemstones, naturale   NA 294 NA 237
Sand and gravel,

1000 t 8,910 58,900r 8,870 64,800
Sand and gravel,

1000 t 3,140 43,800 2,970 76,300
Stone, crushed 1000 t 55,400r 993,000r 59,800 1,110,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 33 17,900 31 16,400
Combined values of

andalusite, clay (fire

clay), feldspar, mica

(crude), phosphate

rock, pyrophyllite

(crude), and value

indicated by symbol W
  XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 1,110,000r XX 1,270,000

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).

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.

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

Minerals Yearbook Volume II North Carolina chapters:

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