National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Nevada

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Nevada

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Nevada chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available throught the links below, and 2015-2016 data are presented in the table.

Sources of information

Nevada is the sole producer of lithium carbonate and magnesite, leads in barite, gold, diatomite, and produces aggregates, attapulgite, bentonite, cement, copper, dimension stone, gemstones, gypsum, kaolin, lime, molybdenum, perlite, silver, 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 - Nevada chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Nevada1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Barite thousand metric tons (1000 t) 424r 49,300r,e 226 21,100
Gold4 kilograms (kg) 162,000 6,050,000 165,000 6,630,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 15,400 89,700 17,500 109,000
Silver4 kg 290,000 147,000 278,000 153,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 9,010r 83,900r 9,960 84,800
Combined values of cement, clay [attapulgite (2016), bentonite, kaolin], copper (2015), diatomite, gemstones (natural), gypsum (crude), lime, lithium carbonate, magnesite, molybdenum mineral concentrates, perlite (crude), salt, sand and gravel (industrial), stone (dimension)   XX 848,000r XX 415,000
Total   XX 7,260,000r XX 7,780,000

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.

4Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

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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