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

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

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 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Production in Wyoming1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Clay, bentonite thousand metric tons (1000 t) 3,580r 254,000r 3,200 229,000
Gemstones, naturale   NA 18 NA 18
Sand and gravel, construction 1000 t 15,000 134,000 9,860 91,700
Stone, crushed 1000 t 18,400 52,800 9,950 46,000
Combined values of cement, clay (common clay and (or) shale), gypsum (crude), helium (Grade-A), lime, soda ash   XX 2,040,000 XX 1,920,000
Total   XX 2,480,000 XX 2,290,000

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.


Minerals Yearbook Volume II Wyoming chapters:

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Current edition:

2014 PDF format | 2014 XLSX format|

Recent years:

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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