National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Alabama

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Alabama

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Alabama are summarized in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables (XLS) and 2014 chapter containing text and tables in PDF and XLS formats are available, with other years, through the links below.

Sources of information

Alabama produces bentonite, construction and industrial sand and gravel, crushed stone, lime, and iron oxide pigments, portland cement, and salt. Bauxite mined in Alabama is used for cement.

Statistical Summary

Aggregates Data by State, Type, and End Use

Mineral Commodity Summaries

Mineral Industry Surveys

Minerals Yearbook Volume I -- Metals and Minerals

Mineral Yearbook Volume II - Alabama chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Production in Alabama1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Production Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Clay: bentonite thousand metric tons (1000 t) 76 $9,370 56 $6,890
Clay: common 1000 t 1,500r 6,700r 1,540 5,560
Clay: kaoline 1000  t 145 7,420 161 8,280
Gemstones, natural   NA 82 NA 77
Lime 1000 t 2,270r 292,000r 2,170 289,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 11,400r 76,500r 12,000 93,700
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 664 16,700 1,170 29,800
Stone, crushed 1000 t 38,900r 423,000r 39,000 433,000
Combined values of bauxite, cement, iron oxide pigments (crude), salt, stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 497,000   486,000
Total   XX 1,320,000r XX 1,350,000
 

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data. 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). 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.

3Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.

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Robert M Callaghan

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-7709