National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Kentucky

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Kentucky

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Kentucky 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

Kentucky is a major producer of lime and ball clay, and produces common clay, construction and industrial sand/gravel, crushed stone, masonry/portland cements, 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 - Kentucky chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Kentucky1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 16 NA 13
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 9,040 45,500 8,540 40,300
Stone, crushed 1000 t 54,000r 503,000r 49,100 466,000
Combined values of cement, clay (ball and common), lime, sand and gravel (industrial)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 549,000r XX 506,000

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 Kentucky chapters:

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Contacts

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