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 2014 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, and 2015-2016 data are presented in the table.

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 2015 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in West Virginia1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 583 4,950 556 4,720
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 681 37,500 588 32,400
Stone, crushed 1000 t 15,000 166,000r 14,300 160,000
Combined values of cement, clay (common clay and (or) shale), lime, salt 1000 t XX (7) XX (7)
Total (partial)   XX 208,000 XX 197,000

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 March 2019.

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.

 

Minerals Yearbook Volume II West Virginia chapters:

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Links

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