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

The 2014 Louisiana 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

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 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Louisiana1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 8 NA 34
Salt thousand metric tons (1000 t) 12,700 325,000 12,200 306,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 16,300r 185,000 17,200 198,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 1,530r 62,000r 1,330 44,200
Combined values of clay (common), gypsum (crude), lime, stone (crushed)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 572,000r XX 548,000

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 Louisiana chapters:

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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