National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Colorado

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Colorado

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Colorado 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

Colorado leads in the production of molybdenum concentrates, and is a major producer of fire clay, gold, and Grade-A helium. It also produces bentonite, cement, common clay, crushed stone, gypsum, industrial sand and gravel, lime, and silver.

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 - Colorado chapters

    The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Colorado extracted from from Table 5 in the 2016 statistical summary.

    Nonfuel Mineral Production in Colorado1,2,3
    Commodity Unit 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
    Gemstones, naturale   NA 326 NA 1,070
    Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 33,600r 260,000 34,900 283,000
    Stone, crushed 1000 t 13,100r 121,000r 13,800 133,000
    Stone, dimension 1000 t 20 9,570 20 10,200
    Combined values of cement, clay (common clay and fire clay), gold, gypsum (crude), helium [crude (2015) and Grade-A], lime, molybdenum mineral concentrates, sand and gravel (industrial), silver   XX 898,000r XX 1,030,000
    Total   XX 1,290,000r XX 1,460,000

    eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included in combined value. XX Not applicable.

    1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through March 2019.

    2 Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers).

    3 Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.

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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