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

2016-2017 data for South Carolina 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in South Dakota1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Gold5 kilograms (4) W 2,970 120,000
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 10,200 50,000 10,800 51,100
Stone, crushed 1000 t 6,850 49,100r 6,440 47,800
Combined values of cement, clay (common clay and (or) shale), feldspar, gemstones (natural), gypsum (crude), lime, mica (crude), sand and gravel (industrial), silver, stone (dimension), and values indicated by symbol W   XX 266,000 XX 152,000
Total   XX 365,000r XX 371,000

rRevised. 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.

4Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

5Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

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Robert M Callaghan

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-7709