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The Mineral Industry of South Dakota

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in South Dakota

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for South Dakota extracted from Table 5 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in South Dakota1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Gold5 kilograms (4) W 2,970 120,000
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 10,200 50,000 10,800 51,100
Stone, crushed 1000 t 6,850 49,100r 6,440 47,800
Combined values of cement, clay (common clay and (or) shale), feldspar, gemstones (natural), gypsum (crude), lime, mica (crude), sand and gravel (industrial), silver, stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 266,000 XX 152,000
Total   XX 365,000r XX 371,000

rRevised. XX Not applicable.

1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through December 2020.

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.

4Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

5Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II South Dakota chapters:

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