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

2016-2017 data for Idaho are summarized in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables (XLS) 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Idaho1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 1,680 NA 410
Gold Kilograms -- -- 109 4,440
Sand and gravel, construction Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 15,100r 87,600r 16,000 95,700
Stone, crushed 1000 t 4,640r 32,400r 4,060 29,100
Stone, dimension 1000 t 46 7,970 52 8,260
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 464,000 XX 382,000
Total   XX 594,000 XX 520,000

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 Decemebr 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