National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of New Mexico

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in New Mexico

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for New Mexico 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

New Mexico leads in perlite, potash, & zeolites production & is a major producer of copper, & pumice/pumicite. It produces cement, common clay, construction sand/gravel, crushed/dimension stone, gold, gypsum, molybdenum, gemstones, salt, & 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 - New Mexico chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for New Mexico extracted from Table 5 in the 20166 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in New Mexico1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Copper5, 13 thousand metric tons (1000 t) 174 864,000 125 788,000
Gemstones, naturale   NA 35 NA 21
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 9,500r 85,000r 9,290 89,600
Stone, crushed 1000 t 4,760 43,800 4,410 40,000
Combined values of cement, clay (common), gold, gypsum (crude), perlite (crude), potash, pumice and pumicite, salt, silver, stone (dimension), zeolites   XX 375,000 XX 333,000
Total   XX 1,370,000 XX 1,250,000

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.

5Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

13Production based on publicly available data; refer to the 2017 Minerals Yearbook copper chapter and the securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K.


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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