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The Mineral Industry of Tennessee

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Tennessee

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Tennessee1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Clay, ball thousand metric tons (1000 t) 911 46,700 785 44,800
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 7,340 55,900 8,010 64,900
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 1,500 56,400 1,490 59,400
Stone, crushed 1000 t 46,000r 597,000r 45,100 604000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 46 8,530 42 8,340
Combined values of cadmium, cement, clay (common clay and (or) shale) and montmorillonite), gemstones (natural), lime, salt, zinc   XX 475,000 XX 594,000
Total   XX 1,240,000r XX 1,380,000

rRevised. 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.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Tennessee chapters:

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