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

2016-2017 data for Florida are summarized in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Florida1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Cement, masonry Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 509 $70,700e 417 59,000e
Cement, portland 1000 t 5,860 600,000e 5.940 639,000e
Clay: kaolin 1000 t 17 3,630 15 3.190
Gemstones, naturale   NA 4 NA 4
Peat metric tons 292,000 6,810 329,000 6,490
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 19,100 204,000 18,100 201,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 392 12,900 363 9,330
Stone, crushed 1000 t 73,000 927,000r 73,400 936,000
Combined values of clay (fuller's earth - attapulgite), lime, phosphate rock, staurolite, titanium mineral concentrates (ilmenite), zirconium mineral concentrates   XX 1,600,000 XX 1,590,000
Total   XX 3,420,000 XX 3,450,000

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 December 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