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

2016-2017 data for Utah 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

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 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Utah1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Beryllium8 metric tons 155 W 150 W
Clay, common clay and (or) shale thousand metric tons (1000 t) 352 5,310 315 4,860
Gemstones, naturale   NA 417 NA 408
Salt  1000 t 2,080 212,000 2.020 256,000
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 31,600 236,000r 31,100 241,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 7,800r 57,800r 9,520 71,600
Stone, dimension 1000 t 7 996 4 470
Combined values of cement, clay (bentonite and common clay and (or) shale),  copper, gold, gypsum (crude), helium (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 1,740,000 XX 2,080,000
Total   XX 2,250,000 XX 2,650,000

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 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.

8Content of mineral concentrates.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Utah chapters:

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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