National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Michigan

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Michigan

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Michigan chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available through the links below.

Sources of information

Michigan is a major producer of cement, construction sand and gravel, iron ore, peat, and potash. It produces common clay, crushed and dimension stone, gypsum, industrial sand and gravel, lime, gemstones, and salt.

Aggregates by State and End Use, 1971-2015

Statistical Summary

Mineral Commodity Summaries

Mineral Industry Surveys

Minerals Yearbook Volume I -- Metals and Minerals

Mineral Yearbook Volume II - Michigan chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Michigan extracted from Table 5 in the 2015 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Michigan1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands) 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Cement, masonry Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 43 6,100e 92 14,000e
Cement, portland 1000 t 3,950 399,000e 4,190 470,000e
Cobalte, 8 metric tons 120 W 760 W
Copper9 metric tons 3,910 W 24,300 W
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 15
Gypsum, crude 1000 t 233 2,050 (6) W
Iron ore10 1000 t 12,100 1,240,000 10,800 852,000
Lime 1000 t 526 65,400 474 60,200
Nickel9, 11 metric tons 4,300 W 27,200 W
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 36,400 204,000 39,600 243,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 1,590 112,000 3,370 77,300
Stone, crushed 1000 t 26,300 194,000 27,700 201,000
Combined values of clay (common), magnesium compounds, peat, salt, stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 427,000 XX 836,000
Total   XX 2,650,000 XX 2,750,000

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 June 2018.

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.

8Content of concentrates.

9Source: Lundin Mining 2015 Annual Filings, December 31, 2015; contained metal of concentrates.

10Production based on publicly available data; refer to the 2015 Minerals Yearbook iron ore chapter and Cliffs annual reports.

11Recoverable content of nickel sulfide concentrates.

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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