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, and 2015-2016 data are presented in the table.

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 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Michigan1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Cement, masonry thousand metric tons (1000 t) 92 14,000e 83 13,900e
Cement, portland 1000 t 4,190 470,000e 4,100 510,000e
Cobalte, 8 metric tons 760 W 690 W
Copper9 1000 t 24 W 23 W
Gemstones, naturale   NA 15 NA 22
Gypsum, crude 1000 t (6) W (6) W
Iron ore10 1000 t 10,800 852,000 11,000 844,000
Lime 1000 t 474 60,200 519 66,400
Nickel9, 11 metric tons 27,200 W 24,100 W
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 39,100r 237,000r 41,300 249,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 3,370 77,300 3,410 54,000
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 836,000 XX 687,000
Total   XX 2,750,000 XX 2,620,000

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.

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