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.

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.

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 - Georgia chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Georgia1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands) 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Barite Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 14 2,800e 15 2,970e
Clay, kaolin 1000 t 5,660 853,000 5,390 727,000
Gemstones, naturale   NA 103 NA 24
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 5,490 37,000r 5,810 41,400
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 520 18,000 (6) W
Stone, crushed 1000 t 44,200r 553,000r 49,300 652,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 152 15,500 140 13,000
Combined values of bauxite, cement, clay (common and fuller's earth), feldspar (2014), lime, mica (crude), titanium mineral concentrates, zirconium mineral concentrates (2015), and value indicated by symbol W   XX 149,000r XX 209,000
Total   XX 1,630,000 XX 1,650,000

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 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.

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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