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

The 2014 Massachusetts 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

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 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Masssachusetts1,2,3

Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 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) 10,100 92,200r 9,830 89,600
Stone, crushed 1000 t 12,100r 159,000r 12,600 167,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 160 41,900 159 40,200
Total (partial)   XX 293,000r XX 296,000

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.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

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


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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