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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 2018 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in North Carolina1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Clay, common thousand metric tons (1000 t) 1,620 34,900 1,320 W
Gemstones, naturale   NA 227 NA 294
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 8,840r 56,600 8,910 58,700
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 3631r 54,100r 3,140 43,800
Stone, crushed 1000 t 54,600r 933,000r 55,400 1,090,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 84 14,600 33 17,900
Combined values of andalusite, feldspar, mica (crude), phosphate rock, pyrophyllite (crude)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 1,090,000r XX 1,120,000

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.

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

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