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

The 2014 New Mexico 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

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 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in New Mexico1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Copper4, 14 thousand metric tons (1000 t) 181 1,020,000 174 864,000
Gemstones, naturale   NA 47 NA 35
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 8,720r 78,600r 9,510 85,200
Stone, crushed 1000 t 5,120r 45,700r 4,760 43,800
Combined values of cement, clay (common), gold, gypsum (crude), perlite (crude), potash, pumice and pumicite, salt, silver, stone (dimension), zeolites   XX 472,000 XX 375,000
Total   XX 1,620,000r XX 1,370,000

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.

14Production based on publicly available data; refer to the 2015 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