National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Delaware

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Delaware

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2012-2013 Delaware chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available through the links below.

Sources of information

Delaware is a major producer of magnesium compounds and produced construction sand and gravel, Crushed stone was not quarried but was sold at sales yards in the State.

Aggregates by State and End Use, 1971-2015

Statistical Summary

Mineral Commodity Summaries

Mineral Industry Surveys

Minerals Yearbook Volume I -- Metals and Minerals

Mineral Yearbook Volume II - Delaware chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Delaware extracted from Table 5 in the 2015 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Delaware1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 1 NA 2
Magnesium compounds   (6) (7) (6) (7)
Sand and gravel, construction   1,500r 15,100r 2,370 19,800
Stone, crushed   (6) (7) (6) (7)
Total (partial)   XX 15,100r XX 19,800

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 June 2018.

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.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.

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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