National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Florida

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Florida

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Florida 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

Florida is the sole State producing staurolite and leads in the production of attapulgite, peat, and phosphate rock. It is a major producer of masonry and portland cements, titanium concentrates (ilmenite), and zirconium concentrates.

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 - Florida chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Florida1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Cement, masonry Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 400 $51,900e 509 $70,700e
Cement, portland 1000 t 5,500 551,000e 5,860 600,000e
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 4
Peat metric tons 317,000 7,110 292,000 6,810
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 17,200 175,000r 19,100 204,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 485 32,100 392 12,900
Stone, crushed 1000 t 67,400r 802,000r 73,000 929,000
Combined values of clay (fuller's earth and  kaolin), lime, phosphate rock, staurolite, titanium mineral concentrates (ilmenite), zirconium mineral concentrates   XX 1,510,000r XX 1,600,000
Total   XX 3,130,000r XX 3,420,000

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).

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

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Florida chapters:

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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