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

2016-2017 data for Oregon 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.

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Oregon1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2,330 NA 1,380
Pumice and pumicite thousand metric tons (1000 t) (4) W 135 3,530
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 12,400 111,000 14,900 145,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 20,200r 147,000r 19,300 149,000
Combined values of cement, clay (bentonite and common clay), diatomite, lime, perlite (crude), sand and gravel (industrial), zeolites, and values indicated by symbol W   XX 127,000 XX 153,000
Total   XX 388,000r XX 452,000

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 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.

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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