National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of North Dakota

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

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 North Dakota 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 Dakota produces common clay, construction and industrial sand and gravel, crushed stone, lime, and natural gemstones. Approximately one-third of the common clay mined is used for making bricks.

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 - North Dakota chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in North Dakota1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 5 NA 5
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 18,400r 118,000r 13,000 90,500
Stone, crushed 1000 t 788r 6,650r 728 6,840
Combined values of clay (common), lime, and sand and gravel (industrial)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 125,000r XX 97,300

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.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II North Dakota chapters:

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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