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The Mineral Industry of Texas

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Texas

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Texas1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Cement, masonry thousand metric tons (1000 t) 287 50,000e 274 42,600e
Cement, portland 1000 t 11,300 1,380,000e 11,500 1,420,000
Clay, bentonite 1000 t 48 9,460 52 11,300
Clay, common 1000 t 2,680 43,400 2,790 33,600
Gemstones, naturale   NA 53 NA 40
Lime 1000 t 1,460 172,000 1,470 181,000
Salt 1000 t 7,220 184,000 7,560 181,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 85,200r 903,000r 90,100 975,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 14,300 755,000 22,700 1,400,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 161,000r 1,770,000r 171,000 2,000,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 1,330 142,000 1,130 126,000
Combined values of clay (ball clay, fire clay, montmorillonite),  gypsum (crude), helium (crude), talc, (crude), zeolites   XX 56,400r XX 58,600
Total   XX 5,460,000r XX 6,430,000

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.

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