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Industrial Minerals

Ohio's geology is rich with source materials used in numerous industries and in making a variety of everyday products. A robust history of industrial minerals extraction has driven the state's economy since before statehood in 1803. Today, Ohio continues to be a leading producer nationally of several commodities, including limestone, dolomite, sandstone, and conglomerate; sand and gravel; clay and shale; and salt.

The ODNR Division of Geological Survey compiles production and economic data, submitted by the state's industrial mineral operators, to produce the annual Report on Ohio Mineral Industries. The report is available as a free download and includes a map of active operators. 

Resources

Downloads for Operators

The most recent edition of the mineral industries report and data are provided here. For historical data and past reports, please contact geologist Chris Wright, (614) 265-6632, Christopher.Wright@dnr.ohio.gov.

Past Reports

Click on any of the years listed below to download the annual Report on Ohio Mineral Industries (pdf) for that year. 

2020s 2010s 2000s
2020 2010 2000
2021 2011 2001
  2012 2002
  2013 2003
  2014 2004
  2015 2005
  2016 2006
  2017 2007
  2018 2008
  2019 2009


Historical Data

Click on any of the commodities listed below to download historical data for that commodity (1996–present). Data is also available for each commodity from the most recent report year. 

All commodity data (2021) (xls)

Historical Data

Clay and shale (xls) Coal (xls) Limestone and dolomite (xls)
Salt (xls) Sand and gravel (xls) Sandstone and conglomerate (xls)


Further Reading

Download the publications below to learn more about industrial minerals in Ohio. Or search our Publications Catalog.