National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Tennessee

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Tennessee

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Tennessee chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available throught the links below, and 2015-2016 data are presented in the table.

Sources of information

Tennessee leads in ball clay production and is a major producer of dimension stone (marble/sandstone) and zinc (cadmium, germanium byproducts). It produces cement, common clay, construction/industrial sand/gravel, gemstones, lime, & montmorillonite

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 - Tennessee chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Tennessee1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Clay, ball thousand metric tons (1000 t) 601 27,900 568 25,300
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 6,620r 52,900r 7,450 57,500
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 1,540 49,100 1,570 48,500
Stone, crushed 1000 t 40,300r 486,000r 43,300 549,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 52 10,200 57 9,840
Combined values of cadmium, cement, clay (common clay and (or) shale) and montmorillonite), gemstones (natural), lime, salt, zinc   XX 413,000r XX 341,000
Total   XX 1,040,000r XX 1,030,000

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 Tennessee 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