The 2014 Report on Ohio Mineral Industries
Mineral resources in 2014 produced more than $2.1 billion worth of geologic commodities
A just released mineral industries report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) shows the development of Ohio’s mineral resources in 2014 produced more than $2.1 billion worth of geologic commodities, including increases in the mined amount of limestone, salt, sand and gravel.
The 2014 Report on Ohio Mineral Industries: An Annual Summary of the State’s Economic Geology contains information regarding the production, value and employment totals of Ohio’s various mineral industries. Some highlights include:
- Mineral industries produced $188 worth of resources per Ohioan.
- Approximately $1.1 billion worth of coal was produced in 2014—the seventh year in a row Ohio’s production value topped $1 billion.
- For the first time in the state’s history, non-fuel industrial-mineral production values exceeded $1 billion.
- Salt production exceeded 5 million tons in 2014—an increase of more than 37 percent from 2013 production values.