National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Alaska

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Alaska

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Alaska 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

Alaska leads in zinc production in the U.S. and is a major producer of gold. It also produces gemstones, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, lead, and silver. Metals contribute over 90% of the value of minerals mined in the State.

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 - Alaska chapters

    The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Alaska extracted from Table 5 in the 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

    Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Alaska1,2,3
    Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)  2016  Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
    Gemstones, naturale   NA 73 NA 17
    Gold4 kilograms 28,000 $1,050,000 27,600 $1,110,000
    Lead4 metric tons 161,000 324,000 164,000 341,000
    Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 9,020r 79,000r 8,670 74,300
    Silver4 kilograms 490,000 248,000 520,000 287,000
    Stone, crushed 1000 t 1,040 12,100r 749 15,300
    Zinc4 metric tons 629,000 1,330,000 658,000 1,470,000
    Total   XX 3,040,000r XX 3,300,000

    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 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.

    4Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

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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