National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Virginia

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Virginia

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Virginia 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

Virginia is the sole U.S. kyanite producer. Other mineral commodities produced include common clay, construction sand/gravel, crushed (granite/limestone) & dimension stone, feldspar, iron oxide pigments, lime, mica, montmorillonite, and vermiculite.

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 - Virginia chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Virginia1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Kyanite metric tons 79,700 28,200e 91,300 32,000e
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 8,230r 93,200r 8,450 105,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 50,000r 822,000r 52,800 896,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 13 8,360 15 8,760
Combined values of cement, clay (common and montmorillonite), feldspar, gemstones (natural), lime, mica (crude), salt, sand and gravel (industrial), vermiculite (crude)   XX 244,000 XX 282,000
Total   XX 1,200,000r XX 336,000

eEstimated. rRevised. 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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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