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

2016-2017 data for Arizona 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Arizona1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Copper4 Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 969 4,800,000 868 5,460,000
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2,090 NA 2,180
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 40,300 370,000 41,700 395,000
Silver kilograms 86,700 47,800 78,900 43,300
Stone, crushed 1000 t 10,100r 97,700r 10,700 99,900
Stone, dimension 1000 t 70 5,850 54 5,470
Combined values of cement, clay (bentonite and common), gold, gypsum (crude), helium (Grade-A ), lime, molybdenum mineral concentrates, perlite (crude), rhenium, salt, sand and gravel (industrial), zeolites   XX 543,000 XX 677,000
Total   XX 5,870,000 XX 6,680,000

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). 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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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