National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Minnesota

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Minnesota

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Minnesota 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

Minnesota leads in iron ore production and is a major producer of construction and industrial sand and gravel and peat. It produces crushed stone, dimension stone, lime, and natural gemstones. Iron ore is taconite and is upgraded for steel-making.

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 - Minnesota chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Minnesota1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 8 NA 8
Iron ore thousand metric tons (1000 t) 30,800 2,210,000 40,100 3,060,000
Lime   (4) (7) (4) (7)
Peat metric tons 71,000 4,900 67,700 4,840
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 46,400r 225,000r 42,700 219,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 3,110 180,000 4,520 286,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 7,340r 93,300r 7,240 97,600
Stone, dimension 1000 t 51 20,500 61 21,400
Total (partial)   XX 2,730,000r XX 3,690,000

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 Decemebr 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.

4Withheld 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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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