Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Virginia
Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic
2016-2017 data for Virginia are summarized in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables (XLS) and 2014 chapter containing text and data tables in PDF and XLS formats are available, with other years, through the links below.
Sources of information
Virginia is the sole U.S. kyanite producer. Other mineral commodities produced include common clay, construction sand/gravel, crushed (granite/limestone) & dimension stone, feldspar, iron oxide pigments, lime, mica, montmorillonite, and vermiculite.
The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Virginia extracted from Table 5 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.
Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Virginia1,2,3
2016 Value (thousands)
2017 Value (thousands)
Sand and gravel, construction
thousand metric tons (1000 t)
Combined values of cement, clay (common and montmorillonite), feldspar, gemstones (natural), lime, mica (crude), salt, sand and gravel (industrial), vermiculite (crude)
eEstimated. 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. 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 Virginia chapters:
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