National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Wisconsin

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Wisconsin

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Wisonsin chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available throught the links below, and 2015-2016 data are presented in the table.

Other information sources

Wisconsin is known for industrial sand and gravel, and produces construction sand and gravel, crushed stone (mostly limestone and dolomite), dimension stone, gemstones, lime, and peat. 

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 - Wisconsin chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Wisconsin extracted from Table 5 in the 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Wisconsin1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 8 NA 8
Lime thousand metric tons (1000 t) (6) (7) (6) (7)
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 28,000 208,000 27,100 183,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 32,200 1,390,000 16,800 637,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 22,700r 171,000r 22,300 181,000
Stone, dimension 1000 t 199 41,200 225 38,500
Total (partial)   XX 1,810,000r XX 1,040,000

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.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

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