National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Rhode Island

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Rhode Island

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Rhode Island 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, and 2015-2016 data are presented in the table.

Sources of information

Rhode Island’s primary mineral production is construction sand and gravel and crushed stone. Some industrial sand is mined and is used for beach replacement and other uses. Crushed stone is also used as riprap and jetty stone.

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 - Rhode Island chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Rhode Island1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 2,130r 27,000r 2,140 26,900
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t (6) (7) (6) (7)
Stone, crushed 1000 t 2,360r 25,300r 2,280 24,500
Total (partial)   XX 52,300r XX 51,300

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 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.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Rhode Island chapters:

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Links

Contacts

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