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Mineral Map Symbols and Legend

Symbols Legend

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Commodity Symbol
Alunite Alu
Alumina Al
Aluminum AL
Andalusite And
Antimony Sb
Arsenic As
Asbestos Asb
Asphalt Asp
Barite Ba
Bauxite Bx
Bentonite Bent
Beryllium/beryl Be
Bismuth Bi
Bitumen (natural) Bit
Boron B
Bromine Br
Cadmium Cd
Calcium Ca
Carbon black CBI
Cement Cem
Cesium Cs
Chromite Cr
Clays Clay
Coal C
Cobalt Co
Columbium (Niobium) Cb
Copper Cu
Corundum Cn
Cryolite Cry
Diamond Dm
Diatomite Dia
Dolomite Ds
Emerald Em
Emery E
Feldspar Feld
Ferroalloys FA
Ferrochrome FeCr
Ferromangnese FeM
Ferronickel FeNi
Ferrosilicon FeSi
Fertilizer Fz
Fluorspar F
Gallium Ga
Garnet Gt
Gemstones Gm
Germanium Ge
Gold Au
Graphite Gr
Gypsum Gyp
Indium In
Iron and steel Fe
Iron ore Fe
Jade J
Kaolin Kao
Kyanite Ky
Lapis lazuli Laz
Lead Pb
Lignite Lig
Lime Lime
Limestone Ls
Liquified natural gas LNG
Liquified petroleum gas LPG
Lithium Li
Magnesite Mag
Magnesium Mg
Manganese Mn
Marble and alabaster Marb
Marl Ma
Mercury Hg
Mica M
Molybdenum Mo
Natural gas NG
Natural gas liquids NGL
Nepheline syenite Neph
Nickel Ni
Nitrates Nit
Nitrogen (ammonia plants) N
Ochre Oc
Oil sands OSs
Oil shale OSh
Olivine Ol
Opal Opal
Peat Peat
Perlite Per
Petroleum, crude Pet
Petroleum refinery products Pet
Phosphate P
Pig iron Pig
Pigments, iron Pigm
Platinum-group metals PGM
Potash K
Pozzolana Pz
Pumice Pum
Pyrite Py
Pyrophyllite Pyrp
Quartz or quartzite Qtz
Rare earths RE
Rhenium Re
Salt Salt
Sand and gravel S/Gvl
Sandstone Ss
Selenium Se
Sepiolite, meerschaum Sep
Serpentine Serp
Shale Sh
Silicon Si
Sillimanite SlM
Silver Ag
Soapstone So
Soda ash, trona NaAsh
Sodium sulfate NASO4
Stone St
Strontium Sr
Sulfur S
Talc Tc
Tantalum Ta
Tellurium Te
Thorium Th
Tin Sn
Titanium (Rutile or Ilmenite) Ti
Titanium dioxide (processed) TiO2
Tungsten W
Umber Um
Uranium U
Vanadium V
Vermiculite Vm
Wollastonite Wo
Yttrium Y
Zinc Zn
Zircon Zr

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