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

The 2014 Georgia 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

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 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Georgia1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Barite Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 15 $2,460r,e 14 $2,360e
Clay, kaolin 1000 t 5,190r 827,000r 4,720 788,000
Gemstones, naturale   NA 24 NA 11
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 6,110r 42,400r 6,360 43,800
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t (6) W (6) W
Stone, crushed 1000 t 48,200r 643,000r 53,900 782,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 140 13,000 139 13,100
Combined values of bauxite, cement, clay (common clay and fuller's earth), lime, mica (crude), titanium mineral concentrates ([ilmenite and rutile (2016)], zirconium mineral concentrates, and values indicated by symbol W   XX 209,000 XX 197,000
Total   XX 1,740,000r XX 1,830,000

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.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

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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