National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of South Dakota

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in South Dakota

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 South Dakota 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

South Dakota leads in mica production It also produces construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, dimension stone, feldspar, gemstones, gold, gypsum, industrial sand and gravel, lime, and silver. Iron ore mined is used for cement clinker.

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 - South Dakota chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in South Dakota1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 11,200r 55,000r 10,200 50,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 6,580 47,600 6,850 51,200
Combined values of cement, clay (common clay and (or) shale), feldspar, gemstones (natural), gold, gypsum (crude), lime, mica (crude), sand and gravel (industrial), silver, stone (dimension)   XX 226,000 XX 266,000
Total   XX 329,000r XX 367,000

rRevised. 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 South Dakota 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