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

2016-2017 data for Kansas are summarized in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables (XLS) 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Kansas1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland thousand metric tons (1000 t) 2,230 233,000e 2,300 242,000
Clay: common 1000 t 286 W 286 W
Clay: montmorillonite 1000 t W W 29 W
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Salt 1000 t 2,560 209,000 2,130 159,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 10,100 59,500r 9,610 52,900
Stone, crushed 1000 t 16,900r 144,000r 15,600 133,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 13 1,270 W W
Combined values of cement (masonry), gypsum (crude), helium (crude and Grade–A), pumice and pumicite, and values indicated by symbol W   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 636,000r XX 587,000

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