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

2016-2017 data for North Dakota 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in North Dakota1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Clay, common clay and (or) shale thousand metric tons (1000 t) 46 352 48 373
Gemstones, naturale NA NA 5 NA 5
Lime 1000 t (4) (7) (4) (7)
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 13,100r 91,400r 12,200 89,400
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t (4) (7) (4) (7)
Stone, crushed 1000 t 734r 6,840 427 2,550
Total (partial)   XX 98,600r XX 92,300

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 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.

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