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Title: The Nevada mineral industry 2022

Author: Simon M. Jowitt, Rachel Micander, Maria Richards, and David Reynolds
Year: 2023
Series: Mineral Industry MI-2022
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Format: 82 pages, includes color
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Starting in 1979, NBMG has issued annual reports that describe the mineral (precious and base metals and industrial minerals including aggregate), oil and gas, and geothermal activities and accomplishments.

This report describes those accomplishments in Nevada for 2022, which includes production, reserve, and resource statistics; exploration and development—including drilling for petroleum and geothermal resources, discoveries of orebodies, new mines opened, and expansion and other activities of existing mines.

This report highlights activities in 2022 in the exploration and production for metals, industrial minerals, geothermal energy, and petroleum within the state of Nevada. At the time of publication, the 2022 Net Proceeds of Minerals Bulletin had yet to be released by the Nevada Department of Taxation. For this reason, gross proceeds reported in this report should be considered preliminary and are subject to change.

Once again Nevada led the nation in the production of gold ($7.281 billion) and barite ($35.891 million). It was also the only state that produced lithium compounds from primary extraction ($104.231 million), magnesite ($9.405 million), and the specialty clays, sepiolite and saponite ($15.049 million). Other commodities mined and produced in Nevada in 2022, in order of value, included copper ($567.076 million), geothermal energy ($322.617 million), aggregate (sand, gravel, and crushed stone; $285 million), silver ($118.854 million), diatomite ($60.206 million), limestone and dolomite (mainly for cement, $35.895 million), gypsum ($48.726 million), silica sand ($23.320 million), and petroleum ($19.294 million).

The locations of many of the sites mentioned in the text of this report are shown in NBMG Open-File Report 2023-01, Nevada Active Mines and Energy Producers, which is available at

Preparation for this publication was supported by the Nevada Division of Minerals.

Please note: The Nevada Mineral Industry 2022 does not include the following lists this year:
  • Major Precious-Metal Deposits
  • Directory of Mining and Milling Operations
Related links:
Nevada Mineral Industry (see previous editions)
https://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Mineral-Industry-s/1860....

Nevada Mineral Explorer App
https://nbmg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/ind...

Directory of Nevada Mine Operations 2022 is also available from the Department of Business and Industry, Mine Safety & Training Section.
https://dir.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dirnvgov/content/...

Related article includes interviews with NBMG Director and State Geologist, Jim Faulds, and former NDOM Administrator, Mike Visher:
NEVADA’S NEXT BOOM HIGH DEMAND POISED TO SPUR SILVER STATE’S LITHIUM PRODUCTION
By Bill Dentzer Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 2, 2021 - 7:34 pm

Suggested citation:
Jowitt, S.M., Micander, R., Richards, M., and Reynolds, D., 2023, The Nevada mineral industry 2022: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication MI-2022, 82 p.

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