National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Utah

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Utah

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Utah chapter containing text and data tables pertinent to Utah's nonfuel mineral industry 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

Utah is only producer of beryllium, and magnesium metal and a major producer of bentonite, copper, gold, and vanadium. Other commodities produced include cement, common clay, aggregates, iron ore, lime, molybdenum, phosphate, potash, silver. 

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 - Utah chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Utah1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Beryllium8 metric tons 205 W 155 W
Gemstones, naturale   NA 174 NA 417
Iron ore   -- -- -- --
Salt thousand metric tons (1000 t) 2,010 226,000r 2,080 212,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 28,800r 214,000r 31,600 235,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 8,200 59,500r 7,950 58,900
Stone, dimension 1000 t 6 620 7 996
Combined values of cement, clay (bentonite and common clay and (or) shale),  copper, gold, gypsum (crude), helium [crude (2015) and Grade-A], iron oxide pigments, lime,  magnesium compounds, magnesium metal, molybdenum mineral concentrates, phosphate rock, potash, rhenium, silver, and values indicated by symbol W   XX 1,690,000 XX 1,740,000
Total   XX 2,190,000r XX 2,250,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. XX Not applicable. -- Zero.

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.

4Recoverable content of ores and concentrates.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

8Content of concentrates.

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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