National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Pennsylvania

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Pennsylvania

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania is a major producer of crushed stone and produces construction and industrial sand and gravel, lime, portland cement, and peat. Metal and ferroalloy production was from materials acquired from other domestic and foreign sources.

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 - Pennsylvania chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Pennsylvania extracted from Table 5 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Pennsylvania1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Cement, masonry thousand metric tons (1000 t) 170 26,300e 168 27,000
Cement, portland 1000 t 3,820 405,000e 3,630 404,000
Clay, common clay and (or) shale 1000 t 350 2,640 406 3,360
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Lime 1000 t 910r 115,000r 806 170,000
Peat   (4) (7) (4) (7)
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 8,940r 94,100r 8,600 89,900
Sand and gravel, industrial   (4) (7) (4) (7)
Stone, crushed 1000 t 85,800r 1,140,000r 87,300 1,170,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 39r7 7,410r 26 6,600
Total (partial)   XX 1,790,000r XX 1,870,000

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.

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