National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Oregon

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Oregon

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Oregon 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.

Oregon is the only producer of emery in the U.S. and a major producer of common clay, diatomite, and perlite. It produces bentonite, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, gemstones, and zeolites. Some culinary salt is produced from sea water.

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 - Oregon chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Oregon1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 1,180 NA 2,380
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 12,200r 108,000r 12,400 111,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 18,300r 132,000r 20,700 151,000
Combined values of cement, clay (bentonite and common clay), diatomite, lime, perlite (crude), pumice and pumicite, sand and gravel (industrial), zeolites   XX 153,000r XX 127,000
Total   XX 395,000r XX 391,000

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 Oregon 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