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

2016-2017 data for Nevada 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Nevada1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Copper5 metric tons 73,900r 367,000 (4) W
Gold5 kilograms (kg) 171,000r 6,870,000r 173,000 7,020,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 17,500 109,000 19,000 118,000
Silver5 kg 278,000 147,000r 265,000 146,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 9,760r 78,400r 11,400 96,000
Combined values of barite, cement, clay [attapulgite, bentonite, kaolin], diatomite, gemstones (natural), gypsum (crude), lime, lithium carbonate, magnesite, molybdenum mineral concentrates, perlite (crude), salt, sand and gravel (industrial), stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 443,000 XX 905,000
Total   XX 8,010,000r XX 8,290,000

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 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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Robert M Callaghan

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-7709