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Nebraska—2012–2013 [ADVANCE RE LEASE] 1-8
In 2013, the value of the nonfuel mineral production1 in the State of Nebraska was $166 million,2 0.2% of the total U.S. nonfuel mineral production, ranking it 39th in the country. In 2012, the corresponding value was $160 million,2 0.2% of the Nation’s total nonfuel mineral production, ranking it 36th among the 50 States. In 2013, on a per capita basis, nonfuel mineral production in Nebraska in 2013 had a value of $89 compared with the national average of $238. In 2012, the per capita value was $86 compared with the national average of $241. The value of nonfuel mineral production in Nebraska for the years 2006 through 2013 was as follows (in millions of dollars): $1302 (2006), $1472 (2007), $1532 (2008), $248 (2009), $225 (2010), $1462 (2011), $1602 (2012), and $1662 (2013). In 2013, there were 760 employees in nonfuel mineral mines in Nebraska and 163 in mills and preparation plants. In 2012, the corresponding numbers were 815 in nonfuel mineral mines and 174 in mills and preparation plants (U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, 2013, p. 12; 2014, p. 12). In 2013, the average annual wage in Nebraska for all mining was $51,070 compared with $39,354 for all industries. In 2012, the corresponding figures were $48,296 and $38,660, respectively (National Mining Association, unpub. data, February 4, 2016). In 2012–13, the leading publishable mineral commodities in Nebraska, in descending order of production value, were construction sand and gravel and crushed stone. Production values for common clay, industrial sand and gravel, lime, and portland cement were withheld at the State level to prevent disclosing company proprietary data.