National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Oklahoma

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Oklahoma

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma leads in iodine production; major producer of gypsum. Produces cement, construction sand/gravel, crushed stone (mostly limestone), feldspar, helium, lime, pumice, salt. Iodine and salt are produced from brine wells and helium from gas wells.

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 - Oklahoma chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Oklahoma1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Clay, common thousand metric tons (1000 t) 741r 2,310r 862 2,800
Gemstones, naturale   NA 5 NA 5
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 10,800r 88,300r 10,200 84,200
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 2,980r 70,700r 3,420 72,800
Stone, crushed 1000 t 38,400r 340,000r 36,800 334,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 67 5,920 67 5,790
Combined values of cement, feldspar, gypsum (crude), helium [crude (2015) and Grade–A], iodine (crude), lime, salt   XX 273,000r XX 258,000
Total   XX 780,000r XX 758,000

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.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Oklahoma 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