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

2016-2017 data for Arkansas 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

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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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Arkansas1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Clay: common Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 415 1,920 270 1,840
Clay: kaolin 1000 t 36 520 27 387
Gemstones, naturale   NA 406 NA 446
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 7,510 66,800 7,760 73,500
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 1,330 72,400r 1,990 109,000
Silica stone, special metric tons 300e 72e 318 76
Stone, crushed 1000 t 29,400r 264,000r 30,600 290,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 8 1,110 7 983
Combined values of bauxite, bromine, cement, gypsum (crude), lime, silica (tripoli)   XX 369,000 XX 424,000
Total   XX 762,000 XX 900,000

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 Decemebr 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.

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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