California Mineral Production Reports and Data


Annual Reports of Non-Fuel Mineral Production (2001‑2019)

The California Geological Survey publishes annual summaries of the state’s mineral resource production exclusive of oil, gas, coal, and geothermal energy. The most recent report covers the 2019 production year.

California annual silver production data for the years 1991 through 2019. This is Figure 9 from the 2019 Non-Fuel Mineral Production report.

For 2019, California remained one of the largest producers of non-fuel minerals in the United States. This report discusses the commodities produced as well as trends in commodity production. This report is based on data reported by mine operators to the California Division of Mine Reclamation (DMR).


Historical Mineral Commodity Production Records and Data Dashboard (1958-1969)

This section offers access to part of our catalog of historical mineral commodity production records. The records provide detailed annual production data by county. We scanned these records to PDF from original typed and handwritten paper documents created by the California Division of Mines and Geology during the middle of the 20th century. To see these data visualized as a map and graphs, visit our California Historical Mineral Production interactive data dashboard. To download the scanned records, proceed to the "Downloading the scanned records" section below.

California Historical Mineral Production data dashboard.
The California Historical Mineral Production interactive data dashboard. Select the image to open the dashboard in a new window.

Downloading the scanned records

Notes

We've bundled the scanned records into .zip file packages, and grouped them two ways to accommodate different needs:

  • By Year, All Commodities: 12 packages. Package sizes range from 359 megabytes to 818 megabytes.
  • By Commodity, All Years: 66 packages. Package sizes range from 1 megabyte to 852 megabytes.

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California Mineral Resources Program
Revised October 26, 2022

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