National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Massachusetts

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Massachusetts

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Massachusetts are summarized in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables (XLS) and 2014 chapter containing text and tables in PDF and XLS formats are available, with other years, though the links below.

Sources of information

Massachusetts is a major producer of dimension stone (mostly granite), and produces common clay, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, 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 - Massachusetts chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Masssachusetts1,2,3

Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Clay, common   (6) (7) (6) (7)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Lime   (6) (7) (6) (7)
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 9,830 89,600 9,410 88,100
Stone, crushed 1000 t 12,600 174,000r 12,700 178,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 159 40,200 (6) (7)
Total (partial)   XX 304,000r XX 266,000

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.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.

 

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Massachusetts 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