National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Georgia

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Georgia

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Georgia 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

Georgia leads in the production of fuller’s earth, kaolin, and iron oxide pigments.  It is a major producer of barite, dimension stone, and feldspar. It produces cement, common clay, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, gemstones, and mica.

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 - Georgia chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Georgia extracted from Table 5 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Georgia1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Clay, kaolin Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 4,720 788,000 4,970 822,000
Gemstones, naturale   NA 11 NA 11
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 6,360 43,800 6,720 47,700
Stone, crushed 1000 t 53,900 787,000r 53,200 826,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 139 13,100 131 13,000
Combined values of barite, bauxite, cement, clay (common clay and fuller's earth), iron oxide pigments, lime, mica (crude), sand and gravel (industrial), titanium mineral concentrates (ilmenite and rutile), zirconium mineral concentrates   XX 200,000 XX 224,000
Total   XX 1,830,000   1,930,000

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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Robert M Callaghan

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-7709