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Coal fields of the conterminous United States - National Coal Resource Assessment updated version

This map sheet with accompanying Geographic Information System (GIS) project is an update of the existing U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Conterminous U.S. Coal Fields map compiled using data primarily from the USGS National Coal Resource Assessment (NCRA).

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Geochemical, modal, and geochronologic data for 1.4 Ga A-type granitoid intrusions of the conterminous United States

This report presents and makes data available to ongoing petrogenetic investigations of these rocks. It develops an accurate and current portrayal of their spatial distribution in GIS format while analyzed samples are presented via Excel workbooks.

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Geochemical and mineralogical data for soils of the conterminous United States

Systematic geochemical and mineralogical survey of soil horizons analyzed using a consistent set of methods, sample spacing 1 per 1,600 sq km.

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Geochemical and mineralogical data for soils of the conterminous United States

Systematic geochemical and mineralogical survey of soil horizons analyzed using a consistent set of methods, sample spacing 1 per 1,600 sq km.

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Geochemical and mineralogical maps for soils of the conterminous United States

Geochemical and mineralogical maps along with a histogram, boxplot, and empirical cumulative distribution function plot for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801

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Geochemical and mineral maps from soils of the conterminous United States: interactive web site

Interactive web site showing geochemical and mineralogical maps along with a histogram, boxplot, and empirical cumulative distribution function plot for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801

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Basement domain map of the conterminous United States and Alaska

Seventy-seven major components of the North American continent were delineated at a general scale (1:5,000,000); including the general composition, geological environment, and types of primary metals endowments that can be expected in each domain.

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Basement domain map of the conterminous US and Alaska

Seventy-seven major components of the North American continent were delineated at a general scale (1:5,000,000); including the general composition, geological environment, and types of primary metals endowments that can be expected in each domain.

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Airborne geophysical surveys

Airborne surveys measuring the earth's magnetic field, resistivity or other electomagnetic properties, or gamma ray emission over parts of North America.

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State geologic map compilation

Digital geologic maps of the US states with consistent lithology, age, GIS database structure, and format

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Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States; Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

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Digital geologic map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior region- Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan

Bedrock geologic units, faults, and MRDS mineral deposit records for the area

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History and evaluation of national-scale geochemical data sets for the United States

Overview explaining how and why six different geochemical data sets were produced, and why you might choose to use the data in any one of these instead of the others.

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Geochemistry of sediments in the US from the PLUTO database

Geochemical data for unconsolidated sediments (stream sediments, lake sediments, etc.) collected in the US and analyzed by the USGS. These data were originally entered in the PLUTO database, which is now merged into the National Geochemistry Database.

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Data base for undiscovered deposits of base and precious metals

Probabilistic estimates of the amounts of undiscovered gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in conventional types of mineral deposits in the United States.

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Digital Aeromagnetic Datasets for the Conterminous United States and Hawaii - A Companion to the North American Magnetic Anomaly Map

Digital and analog archives comprising more than 1,000 surveys, covering approximately 8,000,000 line-km of data, flown at various flight heights and line spacings

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Pan-American Center for Earth and Environmental Studies (PACES) gravity data portal

Terrain-corrected US gravity station data using NAD83 and NGVD88 downloadable from a map interface.

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Digitized Aeromagnetic Datasets for the Conterminous United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico

Aeromagnetic anomaly values digitized from older surveys

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Chemical analyses of soils and other surficial materials of the conterminous US

Geochemistry of soils and other regoliths collected and analyzed by Hans Shacklette and colleagues from 1958 until about 1976.

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Precambrian basement structure map of the continental United States-an interpretation of geologic and aeromagnetic data

Principal basement structures formed during the Precambrian in the continental United States based on interpretation of regional aeromagnetic anomaly data of North America.

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Geological map data

Characteristics of bedrock and surficial geologic terranes and structural features at various levels of detail. The information provided here are intended for use in the synoptic study of large areas, and are likely not suitable for detailed study of geog

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Minnesota geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Minnesota, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

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Mapping the mineral resource base for mineral carbon-dioxide sequestration in the conterminous United States

Map includes GIS data for magnesium-rich ultramafic rocks

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The geochemical landscape of northwestern Wisconsin and adjacent parts of northern Michigan and Minnesota (geochemical data files)

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Precambrian basement of the north Mid-Continent U.S.A.: a digital representation of the 1990 P.K. Sims map

Geologic units, structural features, drill hole locations, and structure contours

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A preliminary full spectrum magnetic anomaly grid of the United States with improved long wavelengths for studying continental dynamics

The long-wavelength (50-2,500 km) content of the regional magnetic anomaly compilation was improved by utilizing a nearly homogeneous a nearly homogeneous set of NURE magnetic surveys flown from 1975 to 1981

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Geochemistry of stream sediments in the US from the NURE-HSSR database

National-scale geochemical analysis of stream sediments and soils in the US collected and analyzed under the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program.

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Geochemistry of water samples in the US from the NURE-HSSR database

National-scale geochemical analysis of water samples in the US collected and analyzed under the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program.

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Asbestos mines, prospects, and occurrences in the US

Location and mineralogical characteristics of former mines, prospects, and occurrences of asbestos in the continental US. No asbestos producing mines are currently active. Data here are drawn from several previously published reports.

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Reported historic asbestos prospects and natural asbestos occurrences in the central United States

Currently (2011) asbestos is not mined commercially in the US. This data set describes historical mines and occurrences.

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National Geochronological Database

Radiometric ages of geological materials by K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, fission track, and U-Th-Pb dating methods. A revision of DDS-14 correcting locations and providing the data in more convenient formats.

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National Geochronological Database

Radiometric ages of geological materials by K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, fission track, and U-Th-Pb dating methods. A revision of DDS-14 correcting locations and providing the data in more convenient formats.

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Geochemistry of soils in the US from the PLUTO database

Geochemical data for soils collected in the United States and analyzed by the USGS. The data were originally entered into the in-house PLUTO database. This is a subset of DDS-47.

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Active mines and mineral plants in the US

Mine plants and operations for commodities monitored by the National Minerals Information Center of the USGS. Operations included are those considered active in 2003 and surveyed by the USGS.

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National Geochemical Database: Rock

Geochemical analysis of rock samples collected and analyzed by the USGS. This dataset includes and supersedes rock data formerly released as "Geochemistry of igneous rocks in the US extracted from the PLUTO database"

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Mineral Resource Data System

MRDS describes metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources throughout the world. Included are deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic characteristics, production, reserves, resources, and references.

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National geochemical survey database

National-scale geochemical analysis of stream sediments and soils in the US, from existing data, reanalysis of existing samples, and new sampling. Goal for sample density is one per 289 square km.

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National Geochemical Database: Sediment

Geochemical analysis of sediment samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are of stream sediment in the continental US and Alaska.

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National Geochemical Database: Soil

Geochemical analysis of soil samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.

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National Geochemical Database: Concentrate

Geochemistry of concentrates from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.

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Preliminary map of phosphorous provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of platinum and platinum-group metal provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of tungsten provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of copper provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of nickel provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of mercury provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of fluorine provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of iron provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of vanadium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of cobalt occurrences in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of titanium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of tin occurrence areas in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of aluminum provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of columbium (niobium) and tantalum provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of manganese provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of lead provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of zinc provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of chromite provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of gold provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of rare-earth provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Map of thorium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Preliminary map of the uranium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

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Gravity anomaly grids for the conterminous US

Measurements of the gravitational field vary slightly from place to place due to the composition and structure of Earth's crust. Includes the isostatic and Bouguer anomalies for the conterminous US.

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The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) Geodatabase of the Conterminous United States

A collection of state geological maps using the same underlying database structure. Updates the preliminary state geologic map compilation released in 2005, with corrections and seven updated state geologic maps as well as seven new state geologic maps.

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Cobalt Deposits in the United States

Descriptions of more than 60 mineral regions, mines, and mineral deposits within the United States and its territories that are reported to contain enrichments of cobalt. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile Microsoft Excel, and CSV formats.

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Large-area material maps of the conterminous United States

Maps of exposed surface mineral groups derived from automated spectral analysis of Landsat 7 ETM+ and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data.

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Natural aggregates of the conterminous United States

Geologic occurrence of potential sources of crushed stone and sand and gravel for use as natural aggregate. A summary of the natural aggregate industry is also included. Data are provided in Shapefile format.

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Aggregate resource availability in the conterminous United States, including suggestions for addressing shortages, quality, and environmental concerns

Presentation materials discussing types of aggregate, the occurrence of good-quality aggregate, and pointing out where good-quality aggregate is limited. Societal and environmental issues that limit aggregate development are also discussed. Data are provided in PDF and Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Focus areas for data acquisition for potential domestic sources of critical minerals—Rare earth elements

Explains background, data sources, and methodology used to identify focus areas for potential domestic sources of rare earth elements in non-fuel deposit types.

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Geochemical and mineralogical maps, with interpretation, for soils of the conterminous United States

Between 2007 and 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a low-density (1 site per 1,600 square kilometers, 4,857 sites) geochemical and mineralogical survey of soils in the conterminous United States. The sampling protocol for the national-scale surve

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USMIN Mineral Deposit Database

A developing national-scale geospatial database that will be an authoritative source of information on the most important mines, mineral deposits, and mineral districts of the United States.

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GIS for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals: aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten

Geographic areas identified to target acquisition of geologic mapping, geophysical data, geochemistry, or detailed topographic information to aid research, mineral exploration, and evaluation of critical mineral potential.

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Focus areas for data acquisition for potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals in the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico—Aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum-group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, titanium, and tungsten

Geographic areas within the US where deposits of certain critical mineral resources might be found. With state agencies and other organizations, USGS intends to conduct studies that will help locate critical mineral resources within these areas.

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GIS, supplemental data table, and references for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 13 critical minerals in the United States and Puerto Rico: antimony, barite, beryllium, chromium, fluorspar, hafnium, helium, magnesium, manganese, potash, uranium, vanadium, and zirconium

Broad areas within the United States to target acquisition of geologic mapping, geophysical data, geochemical analysis, or detailed topographic information to aid research, mineral exploration, and evaluation of critical mineral potential in these areas.

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Earth MRI data acquisition projects

Geological, geophysical, geochemical, or lidar data acquisition projects funded by the Earth Mapping Resource Initiative (Earth MRI) pertaining to the study of critical mineral resources in the US.

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Prospect- and Mine-Related Features from U.S. Geological Survey 7.5- and 15-Minute Topographic Quadrangle Maps of the United States

Locations and characteristics of map symbols pertinent to mining appearing on historical USGS topographic maps. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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Spectroscopy of Expanded Vermiculite Products and Insulation

Descriptions and analytical data (electron microprobe, X-ray diffraction, spectral reflectance, and scanning electron microprobe analyses) for unexpanded and expanded vermiculite samples, a mineral product with commercial applications. Data are provided in CSV format. Descriptions of the samples are provided as PDF reports.

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Updated aeromagnetic and gravity anomaly compilations and elevation-bathymetry models over Lake Superior

New gravity and magnetic compilations and elevation-bathymetry models compiled for the Lake Superior region, providing continuous sets of observations for geologic interpretations spanning political boundaries such as US States and the US-Canada border where bedrock geology is largely concealed beneath glacial deposits and surface water. Data are provide in GeoTiff, GXF, and CSV (for gravity station data) formats.

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GIS for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals-aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten (version 2.0, August 2020)

GIS for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals: aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten. Version 2.0 of this dataset. Data are provided in CSV, Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, and Microsoft Excel formats.

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Digital map of iron sulfate minerals, other mineral groups, and vegetation of the western United States derived from automated analysis of Landsat 8 satellite data

Multispectral remote sensing data acquired by Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) sensor were analyzed using an automated technique to generate surficial mineralogy and vegetation maps of the conterminous western United States. Data are provided in ERDAS Imagine format.

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Bayesian modeling of NURE airborne radiometric data for the conterminous United States: predictions and grids

Estimates of potassium, equivalent uranium, and equivalent thorium for the conterminous United States derived from the USGS national airborne radiometric data compilation analyzed using a Bayesian hierarchical model to produce new grids for this area. Data are provided in CSV and GeoTIFF formats.

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Data for generating statistical maps of soil lithium concentrations in the conterminous United States

Statistical characteristics of the chemical concentration of lithium in the soil C horizon of the conterminous United States. Data are provided in CSV, shapefile, and GeoTIFF formats.

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Data to accompany U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020-3017: Pyrrhotite distribution in the conterminous United States

Distribution of the mineral pyrrhotite, an unstable sulfide mineral, across the conterminous United States, to help inform risk assessments. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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Data for generating statistical maps of soil lanthanum concentrations in the conterminous United States

Statistical characteristics of the chemical concentration of lanthanum in the soil C horizon of the conterminous United States. Data are provided in CSV, shapefile, and GeoTIFF formats.

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Data for generating statistical maps of soil cobalt concentrations in the conterminous United States

Statistical characteristics of the chemical concentration of cobalt in the soil C horizon of the conterminous United States. Data are provided in CSV, shapefile, and GeoTIFF formats.

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Airborne Geophysical Survey Inventory of the Conterminous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico (ver. 3.0, November 2021)

Compilation of airborne geophysical surveys (magnetic, radiometric, and electromagnetic) with links, for each survey to the data, metadata, and preview images. Includes a measure of quality indicating which surveys are likely most useful for investigations of subsurface mineral deposits. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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Bedrock geologic map of the Port Wing, Solon Springs, and parts of the Duluth and Sandstone 30' x 60' quadrangles, Wisconsin

This Report provides digital data (shapefiles and .e00 files) for the bedrock geology in the Port Wing, Solon Springs, and parts of the Duluth and Sandstone quadrangles in Wisconsin.

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Oxide and cation compositions of feldspar grains from drill core of the Duluth Complex, Minnesota

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Major, minor, and trace element compositions of bulk drill core samples from the Duluth Complex

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Oxide and cation compositions of olivine grains from drill core in the Duluth Complex, Minnesota

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Oxide and cation compositions of pyroxene grains from drill core of the Duluth Complex, Minnesota

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Geochemical characterization of solid media from three watersheds that transect the basal contact of the Duluth Complex, northeastern Minnesota

Geochemical analyses of bedrock, soil, streambed sediment, and surface-water samples were collected and analyzed in three watersheds that cross the basal part of the Duluth Complex, northeastern Minnesota to document regional water quality in areas of potential base-metal mining, Data are provided in Microsoft Excel and CSV formats.

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Thin section images of drill core and hand samples from the South Kawishiwi Intrusion, Duluth Complex, Minnesota

Lithologic and textural information for hand samples and drill core from this rock body, to study copper-nickel-platinum-group element mineralization that occurs at this locality. Data are provided in JPG and CR2 formats.

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Magnetotelluric data from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Upper Michigan, 2015-2019

Magnetotelluric stations collected from 2015-2019 across parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to support regional investigations into the geologic and tectonic framework of the area and to support mineral resource investigations.

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Bedrock and soil geochemistry from Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

Analyses to establish the background and baseline geochemistry for bedrock and soil in the region, and to determine terrestrial mercury sources and sinks in the park

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Titanium-vanadium deposits hosted in mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions and massif anorthosite intrusions from around the world

Information on titanium-vanadium deposits hosted in mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions and massif anorthosite intrusions from around the world. Includes only deposits with reported grade and tonnage information. Data are provided in CSV and shapefile formats.

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Estimates of mineral abundances based on Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction data from mill tailings and other ore processing materials

Results of mineral abundance estimates based on Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses of mill tailings and other ore processing materials from worldwide localities. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in the conterminous United States

Site-by-site information on 876 natural occurrences of asbestos reported within the conterminous US. Includes location, mineralogy, geology, and relevant literature for each asbestos site. Data are provided in Microsoft Excel, shapefile, and CSV formats.

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Global Geochemical Database for Critical Minerals in Archived Mine Samples

Chemistry and geologic information for historic ore and ore-related rock samples from mineral deposits in the United States and from archetypal deposits from 27 other countries. Data are provide in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and CSV formats.

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Solid and aqueous geochemistry for mill tailings and other ore processing materials

Geochemical analyses of solid mill tailings and other ore processing materials from worldwide localities, and leachates from those samples. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Aeromagnetic surveying in Wisconsin 1998-99

Aeromagnetic flight-line measurements and gridded anomaly data

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Thin section images of hand samples from the Crocodile Lake and Cucumber Lake Intrusions, Duluth Complex, Minnesota

Lithologic and textural information for hand samples collected from these rock bodies, to study copper-nickel-platinum-group element mineralization that occurs there. Data are provided in JPG and CR2 image formats.

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