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

2016-2017 data for West 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

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.

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 - West Virginia chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in West Virginia1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 556 4,720 501 4,250
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 588 32,400 94 5,260
Stone, crushed 1000 t 14,300 160,000r 14,600 165,000
Combined values of cement, clay (common clay and (or) shale), lime, salt 1000 t XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 198,000r XX 174,000

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 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.

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

 

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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