Active mines in the U.S. by commodity 2017

This statistic displays the number of active mines in the United States in 2017, by commodity. In that year, the U.S. had approximately 6,295 sand and gravel mines that were active.

Number of active mines in the United States in 2017, by commodity*

Number of active mines
Sand and gravel6,295
Stone4,358
Coal1,260
Nonmetal915
Metal296
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Release date

June 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Active mines refer to mines that reported any employee hours during the year.

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