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 2012-2013 South Dakota chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available 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.

Aggregates by State and End Use, 1971-2015

Statistical Summary

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 2015 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in South Dakota1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands) 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Sand and gravel, construction Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 11,900r 59,100r 11,100 54,100
Stone, crushed 1000 t 6,900r 52,000r 6,580 47,600
Combined values of cement, clay (common), feldspar, gemstones (natural), gold, gypsum (crude), lime, mica (crude), sand and gravel (Sand and gravel, industrial), silver, stone (dimension)   XX 221,000 XX 226,000
Total   XX 333,000r XX 328,000

rRevised. XX Not applicable.

1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through June 2018.

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.

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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