National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Washington

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Washington

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Washington chapter containing text and data tables is currently 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

Washington produces common clay, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, diatomite, dimension stone, gold, industrial sand and gravel, lime, olivine, peat, and portland cement. 

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 - Washington chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Washington extracted from Table 5 in the 2015 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Washington1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands) 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 59 NA 99
Sand and gravel, construction Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 32,000r 238,000r 33,300 271,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 13,700r 179,000r 14,500 212,000
Combined values of cement, clay [common (2015) and fire (2014)], diatomite, gold, lead, lime, peat, sand and gravel (industrial), stone [dimension (2015)], zinc   XX 284,000 XX 319,000
Total   XX 702,000r XX 801,000

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 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