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

2016-2017 data for Illinois are summarized in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Illinois1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 1,550 178,000e 1,340 161,000e
Gemstones, naturale   NA 11 NA 11
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 20,600 139,000 21,500 152,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 10,600 353,000r 12,600 730,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 50,200r 531,000r 49,500 538,000
Combined values of cement (masonry), clay (common and fuller's earth), peat, silica (tripoli), stone (dimension)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 1,200,000r XX 1,580,000

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 December 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.

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

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Robert M Callaghan

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-7709