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.

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.

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 - Idaho chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Idaho1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands) 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 399 NA 1,630
Sand and gravel, construction Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 13,800r 82,300r 14,200 82,600
Stone, crushed 1000 t 4,380 28,400r 5,010 33,800
Stone, dimension 1000 t 64 8,640 45 7,050
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 585,000r XX 412,000
Total   XX 705,000r XX 537,000

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.

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