National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Missouri

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Missouri

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Missouri 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

Missouri leads in fire clay, lead, lime, montmorillonite, and tripoli production; is a major producer of crushed stone, cement, and zinc. Produces common clay, construction & industrial sand & gravel, copper, dimension stone, gemstones, and silver.

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 - Missouri chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Missouri extracted from Table 5 in the 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Missouri1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland thousand metric tons (1000 t) 8,540 849,000e 8,340 909,000e
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 9,890r 67,700r 10,300 73,500
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 6,290 385,000 8,050 268,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 70,900r 532,000r 69,900 550,000
Combined values of cement (masonry), clay (common clay, fire clay, montmorillonite), copper, gemstones (natural), lead, lime, silica (tripoli), silver   XX 781,000r XX 698,000
Total   XX 2,610,000r XX 2,500,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. XX Not applicable. -- Zero.

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.

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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