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Mine and Mineral Processing Plant Locations--
Supplemental Information for USGS Map I-2654

By Deborah A. Kramer, John F. Papp, Nicole M. LaTurno, and Joseph Gambogi


Mine and Mineral Processing Plant Locations Maps Commodity Grouping Maps and Data Layers Data Documents Production Value Figure Cooperators

NOTES:

Mine and mineral plant locations have been incorporated into the National Atlas of the United States. The Atlas features an interactive map that allows you to select layers of data, roam across America, and zoom in to reveal more detail. The major layer headings include Biology, Geology, People, Transportation, and Water. You can also locate and map more than 2,000,000 geographic names in the United States.

Mine and mineral plant locations also have been incorporated into the USGS Mineral Resources On-line Spatial Data interactive map.

Some of the documents on this page are in PDF format. To view or print a document in PDF format download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

National Atlas

National Atlas Eagle


The locations of 1,879 coal mines and facilities, 8 uranium mines, and 1,965 mines and processing plants for 74 types of nonfuel minerals and materials are shown with symbols on both a large multicolored lithologic map and eight smaller maps. With the exception of certain commodities, such as gold, silver, gemstones, and coal, all mines and plants are shown for which production was reported or estimated in 1997. These localities account for most of the fuel and nonfuel minerals and materials produced in the United States in 1997, other than crushed stone, sand and gravel, and common clay. The poster-size map (Map I-2654) is available for purchase from the U.S. Geological Survey Map Distribution, Box 25286, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225. Internet versions of the map and seven commodity grouping maps that contain data for nonfuel minerals and materials are available below.

The information presented in the three data documents represents basic data about the 1,965 mines and processing plants shown on the map. Included in each of the three documents is company name, site name, State, county, commodity, and whether the location is a mine, processing plant, or both for each of the locations shown on the map. The data documents contain the basic data arranged by commodity, State, and county. For locations where multiple commodities are produced (for example, a mine that produces both gold and silver), the commodities are listed alphabetically. The value figure shows estimates of the value of nonfuel minerals produced in the United States in 1997. These estimates are presented in descending order by State.

Mine and Mineral Processing Plant Locations
(Other than crushed stone, sand and gravel, and common clay)

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Commodity Grouping Maps and Data Layers

COMMODITY GROUPING MAPSSITES INCLUDEDNATIONAL ATLAS
DATA LAYERS
Agricultural minerals operations (PDF)

Agricultural Minerals Operations

Magnesite
Magnesium Compounds
Peat
Phosphate
Potash
Sulfur
Vermiculite
Agricultural Minerals Operations
Coal Mines and Facilities (PDF)

Coal Mines and Facilities

Coal Facility
Coal Mine
Not Available in the National Atlas
Construction Minerals Operations, Excluding Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel, and Common Clay (PDF)

Construction Minerals Operations, Excluding Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel, and Common Clay

Ball Clay
Cement
Dimension Stone
Gypsum
Mica
Perlite
Pumice
Construction Minerals Operations
Metals--Ore Processing Plants
and Smelters or Refineries (PDF)

Metals--Ore Processing Plants and Smelters or Refineries

Aluminum
Beryllium
Bismuth
Cadmium
Chromium
Cobalt
Columbium and (or) Tantalum
Copper
Gold
Iron Ore
Lead
Magnesium
Molybdenum
Nickel
Platinum Group Metals
Rare Earths
Rhenium
Selenium
Silicon
Silver
Tellurium
Thorium
Tin
Titanium Metal
Titanium Minerals
Tungsten
Vanadium
Zinc
Zircon
Ferrous Metal Mines
Ferrous Metal Processing Plants
Nonferrous Metal Mines
Nonferrous Metal Processing Plants
Miscellaneous Industrial Minerals Operations (PDF)

Miscellaneous Industrial Minerals Operations

Barite
Boron
Bromine
Diatomite
Fullers Earth
Iodine
Iron Oxide
Kaolin
Lime
Lithium
Rare Earths
Salt
Sodium Sulfate
Strontium
Thorium
Titanium Minerals
Titanium Pigment
Trona and (or) Soda Ash
Miscellaneous Industrial Minerals Operations
Nonprecious Metals Mines (PDF)

Nonprecious Metals Mines

Antimony
Beryllium
Cadmium
Cobalt
Copper
Iron Ore
Lead
Magnesium
Manganese
Mercury
Molybdenum
Nickel
Rare Earths
Rhenium
Titanium Minerals
Zinc
Zircon
Ferrous Metal Mines
Nonferrous Metal Mines
Precious Metals Mines (PDF)

Precious Metals Mines

Gold
Platinum Group Metals
Silver
Nonferrous Metal Mines
Refractory, Abrasive,
and Other Industrial Minerals Operations (PDF)

Refractory, Abrasive, and Other Industrial Minerals Operations

Asbestos
Bentonite
Feldspar
Garnet
Gemstones
Industrial Sand and Gravel
Kyanite
Olivine
Silica
Synthetic Mullite
Talc and Pyrophyllite
Wollastonite
Zeolite
Zircon
Refractory, Abrasive, and Other Industrial Minerals Operations

Data Documents

Mine and processing plant locations, arranged by commodity (PDF)
Mine and processing plant locations, arranged by State and county (PDF)
Mine and processing plant locations, arranged by State and commodity (PDF)

Production Value Figure

Value of nonfuel mineral production in the United States (PDF)

Cooperators

These maps were prepared in cooperation with the National Mining Association (http://www.nma.org), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (http://www.msha.gov), and the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (http://www.eia.doe.gov). Additional data for Alaska may be found at Alaska Resource Data Files (contact: Ric Wilson).

National Mining Association

Mining Safety and Health Administration

Energy Information Agency

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