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.

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.

Aggregates by State and End Use, 1971-2015

Statistical Summary

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 2015 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

    Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Alaska1,2,3
    Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands)  2015  Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
    Gemstones, naturale   NA 60 NA 73
    Gold4 kilograms 31,400 1,280,000 28,000 1,050,000
    Lead4 metric tons 166,000 388,000 161,000 324,000
    Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 8,360r 63,200r 8,900 77,500
    Silver4 kilograms 481,000 299,000 490,000 248,000
    Stone, crushed 1000 t 959r 12,400r 1,040 12,400
    Zinc4 metric tons 660,000r 1,560,000 629,000 1,330,000
    Total   XX 3,600,000 XX 3,030,000

    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 June 2018.

    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