National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Arizona

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Arizona

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Arizona 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

Arizona leads in copper production and is a major producer of crude perlite, molybdenum, silver, & zeolites. It also produces bentonite, cement, common clay, construction & industrial sand & gravel, crushed & dimension stone, gypsum, lime, and salt.

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 - Arizona chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Arizona1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Copper4 Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 961 5,430,000 969 4,800,000
Gemstones, naturale   NA 1,420 NA 2,090
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 39,500r 363,000r 40,300 370,000
Silver kilograms 99,200 50,100 86,700 47,800
Stone, crushed 1000 t 10,200r 94,300r 10,500 102,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 62 6,660 70 5,850
Combined values of cement, clay (bentonite and common), gold, gypsum (crude), helium [Grade-A (2016)], lime, molybdenum mineral concentrates, perlite (crude), rhenium, salt, sand and gravel (industrial), zeolites   XX 558,000r XX 537,000
Total   XX 6,500,000r XX 5,870,000

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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Contacts

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