National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Idaho

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Idaho

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Idaho 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

Idaho leads in the production of pumice/pumicite; is a major producer of garnet, feldspar, lead, molybdenum, perlite, phosphate, silver, zeolites, and zinc; and also produces aggregates, cement, copper, dimension stone, lime, and gemstones.

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 - Idaho chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Idaho1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 1,630 NA 1,680
Sand and gravel, construction Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 14,100r 83,000r 14,900 86,100
Stone, crushed 1000 t 5,200r 34,800r 4,660 32,600
Stone, dimension 1000 t 45 7,050 46 7,970
Combined values of copper, feldspar, garnet (industrial), gold (2015), lead, lime, molybdenum concentrates (2014), perlite (crude), phosphate rock, pumice and pumicite, silver, zeolites, zinc   XX 413,000r XX 466,000
Total   XX 539,000r XX 594,000

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 Idaho 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