National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Arkansas

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Arkansas

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Arkansas 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

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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 - Arkansas chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Arkansas1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 441 NA 406
Sand and gravel, construction Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 7,510 66,000 7,510 66,800
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 1,990 146,000 1,330 60,700
Silica stone, special metric tons 205 49 300e 72e
Stone, crushed 1000 t 27,800r 236,000r 29,800 263,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 10 1,290 8 1,110
Combined values of bauxite, bromine, cement, clay (common and kaolin), gypsum (crude), lime, silica (tripoli)   XX 379,000r XX 370,000
Total   XX 829,000r XX 762,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data. 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.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Arkansas chapters:

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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