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

2016-2017 data for Michigan 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

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.

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 - Michigan chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Michigan1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Cement, masonry thousand metric tons (1000 t) 83 13,900e 74 13,000e
Cement, portland 1000 t 4,090 510,000e 3,770 493,000e
Cobalte, 8 metric tons 690 W 640 W
Copper9 metric tons 23,400 W 21,300 W
Gemstones, naturale   NA 22 NA 29
Iron ore10 1000 t 11,000 844,000 7,800 698,000
Lime 1000 t 519 66,500r 554 70,300
Nickel9, 11 metric tons 24,100 W 22,100 W
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 41,300 249,000 42,900 261,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 3,410 54,000 618 28,700
Stone, crushed 1000 t 37,300r 240,000r 39,100 255,000
Combined values of clay (common), magnesium compounds, peat, salt, stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 688,000 XX 812,000
Total   XX 2,670,000r XX 2,630,000

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.

8Content of concentrates.

9Source: Lundin Mining 2017 Annual Filings, December 31, 2017; contained metal of concentrates.

10Production based on publicly available data; refer to the 2017 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