National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Wyoming

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Wyoming

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Wyoming 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

Wyoming produces bentonite, common clay, construction sand and gravel, crude gypsum, crushed stone (limestone, scoria, and volcanic cinder), dimension stone, Grade-A helium, lime, portland cement, and soda ash.

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 - Wyoming chapters

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

Nonfuel Mineral Production in Wyoming1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity  2017 Value (thousands)
Clay, bentonite thousand metric tons (1000 t) 3,640r 350,000r 4,000 385,000
clay, common clay and (or) shale 1000 t 29 464 38 54
Gemstones, naturale   NA 18 NA 19
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 8,910r 81,100r 8,410 76,100
Stone, crushed 1000 t 9,950 46,000 9,850 49,200
Combined values of cement, gypsum (crude), helium (Grade-A), lime, soda ash   XX 1,920,000 XX 2,010,000
Total   XX 2,400,000r XX 2,520,000

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.

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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