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

The 2014 Virginia chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are also available 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.

Aggregates by State and End Use, 1971-2015

Statistical Summary

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 2015 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Virginia1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands) 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Kyanite Metric tons 89,000r 29,000r,e 108,000 37,000
Sand and gravel, construction Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 7,110r 80,400r 7,660 81,400
Stone, crushed 1000 t 44,200r 686,000r 46,400 748,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 13 7,730 12 7,690
Combined values of cement, clay (common and fuller's earth), feldspar, gemstones (natural), iron oxide pigments, lime, mica (crude), salt, sand and gravel (industrial), staurolite (2015), talc [crude (2014)], titanium mineral concentrates (ilmenite), vermiculite (crude), zirconium mineral concentrates   XX 285,000 XX 334,000
Total   XX 1,090,000r XX 1,210,000

eEstimated. rRevised. XX Not applicable.

1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through June 2018.

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.

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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