Ohio Mineral Resources Valued at more than $2.1 Billion in 2014

The 2014 Report on Ohio Mineral Industries

Mineral resources in 2014 produced more than $2.1 billion worth of geologic commodities

Railroad cars loaded with coal.

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.

Read more → The 2014 Report on Ohio Mineral Industries: An Annual Summary of the State’s Economic Geology


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