National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Illinois

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Illinois

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Illinois 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

Illinois is a major producer of industrial sand/gravel, peat, & tripoli. It produces common clay, construction sand/gravel, crushed/dimension stones, montmorillonite, gemstones, & portland cement. Most Illinois fracking sand is used out of State.

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 - Illinois chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Illinois1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 1,410 153,000e 1,550 178,000e
Gemstones, naturale   NA 11 NA 11
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 22,000r 152,000r 20,600 139,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 14,100 867,000 10,600 350,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 54,600r 571,000r 52,200 560,000
Combined values of cement (masonry), clay (common and fuller's earth), peat, silica (tripoli), stone (dimension)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 972,000r XX 1,000,000

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.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Illinois 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