National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Montana

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Montana

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Montana 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, and other years, are available through the links below.

Sources of information

Montana is the only producer of palladium & platinum. Leads in talc production & is a major producer of copper/molybdenum, garnets, silver. It produces bentonite, common clays, construction sand/gravel, crushed/dimension stone, gold, lime, gemstones.

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 - Montana chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Montana1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 600 NA 563
Palladium5 kilograms (kg) 13,100 259,000 13,600 382,000
Platinum5 kg 3,890 124,000 3,980 122,000
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 11,400 91,000r 10,400 84,400
Stone, crushed 1000 t 2,800 25,700 2,680 23,800
Stone, dimension 1000 t (4) W 27 4,620
Combined values of cement, clay (bentonite and common clay), copper, garnet (industrial), gold, lime, molybdenum  mineral concentrates, rhenium, silver, talc (crude), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 409,000 XX 483,000
Total   XX 910,000r XX 1,100,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. XX Not applicable. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data. -- Zero.

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).

3Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown. 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.

4Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

5Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

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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