National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of North Carolina

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in North Carolina

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 North Carolina 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

North Carolina is the only producer of andalusite and pyrophyllite, and a major producer of common clay, feldspar, mica, and phosphate rock and also produced construction and industrial sand/gravel and crushed stone (mostly granite)

Aggregates Data by State, Type, and End Use

Statistical Summary

Mineral Commodity Summaries

Mineral Industry Surveys

Minerals Yearbook Volume I -- Metals and Minerals

Mineral Yearbook Volume II - North Carolina chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in North Carolina1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Clay, common thousand metric tons (1000 t) 771r 25,800r 936 (7)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 299 NA 574
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 7,940 52,200r 8,120 52,900
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 4,050 55,100 4,180 58,900
Stone, crushed 1000 t 49,700r 782,000r 57,800 965,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 91 18,600 92 18,000
Combined values of andalusite, feldspar, mica (crude), phosphate rock, pyrophyllite (crude)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 934,000r   1,100,000

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.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.

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Robert M Callaghan

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

Madan M Singh

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-4916