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

The 2014 Alabama chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available through the links below, and 2015-2016 data are presented in the table.

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 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Production in Alabama1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Production Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Bentonite thousand metric tons (1000 t) W W 76 $9,370
Clay, common 1000 t 1,180r $4,600r 1,260 4,900
Gemstones, natural   NA 92 NA 82
Lime 1000 t 2,340 302,000 2,290 296,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 8,850 61,000 11,500 77,200
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 972 23,700 664 16,700
Stone, crushed 1000 t 34,900r 363,000r 36,400 405,000
Combined values of bauxite, cement, clay (kaolin), iron oxide pigments (crude), salt, stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 534,000 XX 497,000
Total   XX 1,290,000r XX 1,310,000
 

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 March 2019.

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.

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Madan M Singh

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-4916

Robert M Callaghan

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