National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of West Virginia

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in West Virginia

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2012-2013 West Virginia chapter containing text and data tables pertinent to West Virginia is currently available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available throught the links below.

Sources of information

West Virginia produces cement, common clay, construction and industrial sand and gravel, crushed stone, dimension stone, gemstones, and lime. No metals are mined in the State although some processing facilities are located there.

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 - West Virginia chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in West Virginia1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2014 Quantity 2014 Value (thousands) 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 1 NA 2
Sand and gravel, construction Thousand metric tons (1000 t) 618 5,240 583 4,950
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 536 29,500 681 37,500
Stone, crushed 1000 t 14,900 168,000 15,000 165,000
Combined values of cement, clay (common), lime, salt 1000 t XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 202,000 XX 208,000

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.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.


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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