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Updated: August 17, 2020

Continental Pit
Continental Pit

Montana's mining industry is vital to the state's economy. It ranked twenty-third nationally in total nonfuel mineral production value in 2019, and seventh in the production of coal in 2017. The value of nonfuel minerals in 2016 was $905 million. The state produced 42,000,000 short tons of coal in 2019. The industry employed 12,304 workers, with an average annual income of $86,030 in 2016. Montana's combined direct and indirect economic output gain from the mining industry was $2.7 billion (2016 data).

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Updated: August 17, 2020

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