National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Louisiana

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Louisiana

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Louisiana 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

Louisiana is the leading producer of salt (from stocks ascending into the shallow subsurface), and produces common clay, construction and industrial sand and gravel, crushed stone (mostly sandstone), gypsum, lime, and natural 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 - Louisiana chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Louisiana extracted from Table 5 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Louisiana1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 34 NA 8
Salt thousand metric tons (1000 t) 12,200r 307,000r 11,800 342,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 17,200 198,000 14,500 168,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 1,440r 47,800r 1,470 44,800
Combined values of clay (common), gypsum (crude), lime, stone (crushed)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 553,000r XX 555,000

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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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