National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Kansas

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Kansas

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Kansas 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

Kansas is a leading producer of crude/Grade-A helium and a major producer of crude gypsum, salt, and pumice/pumicite. It produces construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, dimension stone, masonry/portland cement, montmorillonite, 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 - Kansas chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Kansas1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland thousand metric tons (1000 t) 2,140 207,000e 2,230 233,000e
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Salt 1000 t 2,830 207,000 2,560 209,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 9,080r 55,500r 10,100 59,800
Stone, crushed 1000 t 17,700r 162,000r 17,300 158,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 11 1,090 13 1,270
Combined values of cement (masonry), clay (common clay and fuller's earth), gypsum (crude), helium (crude and Grade–A), pumice and pumicite   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 632,000r XX 650,000

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.

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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