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

2016-2017 data for Alaska 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

    Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Alaska1,2,3
    Mineral Commodity Units 2016  Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
    Gemstones, naturale   NA 17 NA 25
    Gold4 kilograms 27,600 $1,110,000 26,200 1,060,000
    Lead4 metric tons 164,000 341,000 163,000 411,000
    Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 8,670 74,300 5,080 43,600
    Silver4 kilograms 520,000 286,000r 514,000 282,000
    Stone, crushed 1000 t 749 15,300 515 10,600
    Zinc4 metric tons 658,000 1,470,000 611,000 1,880,000
    Total   XX 3,300,000 XX 3,690,000

    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 Dcember 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.

    4Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

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    Robert M Callaghan

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