National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Texas

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Texas

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Texas 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, throught the links below.

Sources of information

Texas leads in cement, common clay, crushed stone, dimension stone, and gypsum production. A variety of other industrial; minerals produced include ball clay, bentonite, construction and industrial sand and gravel, and zeolites.

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 - Texas chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Texas extracted from Table 5 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Texas1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Cement, masonry thousand metric tons (1000 t) 287 48,700e 287 50,000e
Cement, portland 1000 t 10,900 1,260,000e 11,300 1,380,000
Clay, bentonite 1000 t 43 8,170 48 9,460
Clay, common 1000 t 2,550r 27,400 2,680 43,400
Gemstones, naturale   NA 33 NA 53
Lime 1000 t 1,530 176,000 1,460 172,000
Salt 1000 t 7,390r 173,000 7,220 184,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 84,200r 800,000r 81,900 869,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 10,800r 454,000r 14,300 755,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 158,000r 1,650,000r 159,000 1,760,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 1,180 130,000 1,330 142,000
Combined values of clay (ball clay, fire clay, kaolin, montmorillonite),  gypsum (crude), helium (crude), talc, (crude), zeolites   XX 55,900 XX 49,900
Total   XX 4,780,000r XX 5,410,000

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 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. Mine output measured as sold or used by producers is primarily shown in the tables, because values can be assigned. Where sold or used data are not available, actual mine output is used as the production measurement and value is estimated average price of the mineral commodity for that year. Data are reported in gross weight unless otherwise specified.

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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