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

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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. 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.

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Author Deborah A. Kramer, John F. Papp, Nicole M. LaTurno, and Joseph Gambogi
Last Updated January 10, 2014, 21:49 (EST)
Created January 10, 2014, 21:48 (EST)
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