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.

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.

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 - Illinois chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Illinois1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands) 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 1,220 126,000e 1,410 153,000e
Gemstones, naturale   NA 10 NA 11
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 18,300r 126,000r 21,500 148,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 13,500 1,290,000 14,100 867,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 52,300r 521,000r 54,300 569,000
Combined values of cement (masonry), clay (common and fuller's earth), peat, silica (tripoli), stone (dimension)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 2,060,000r XX 1,740,000

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.

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

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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