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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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Aeromagnetic Data of Alturas, California, and Surrounding Areas

Aeromagnetic survey data giving the calculated magnetic anomaly. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Aeromagnetic expression of buried basaltic volcanoes near Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Mathematical modeling and analysis of aeromagnetic anomaly data (gridded data provide in another report).

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Aeromagnetic survey of the Amargosa desert, Nevada and California

Grid data files along with maps in PDF and PostScript accompany this report

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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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A helicopter-borne magnetic survey over Dixie Valley geothermal field, Nevada

Gridded data from helicopter study of shallow geologic structures

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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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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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Airborne magnetic and radiometric survey of the southeast Mojave Desert, California and Nevada

Digital flight-line aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric survey data over of the southeast Mojave Desert, parts of California and Nevada. Data files are provided in CSV as well as Geosoft binary database and grid exchange format (GXF).

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Analytical Results and Sample Locations of Reanalyzed NURE Stream-Sediment and Soil Samples for the Humboldt River Basin Mineral-Environmental Assessment, Northern Nevada

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collected stream-sediment and soil samples in order to evaluate the geochemistry of the Humboldt River Basin.

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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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A preliminary investigation of the structure of southern Yucca Flat, Massachusetts Mountain, and CP basin, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, based on geophysical modeling

Maps showing aeromagnetic survey results, locations of gravity station data, and discussions of processing within the report

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Ar/Ar geochronology of samples from the Tonopah, Divide, and Goldfield districts, Nevada

Ar/Ar data are reported from minerals and rocks that were collected as part of a mineral resource investigation of this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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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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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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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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Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Legacy Rehost System (LR2000) Mineral Use Cases for the Sagebrush Mineral Resource Assessment, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

These data generalize the detailed LR2000 information and related boundaries (for example, small mine claim boundaries) to a larger Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section boundary in order to assist in the analysis of locatable, leasable, and salable minerals for mineral-resource assessment. Data are provided in shapefile format.

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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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Clayton Valley Geophysical Data Release

Reprocessed existing gravity data compiled from multiple sources, as well as newly collected gravity and ground magnetic data, and bulk densities and magnetic susceptibilities from outcrop, hand samples, and drill cores. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Climax-type porphyry molybdenum deposits

Descriptive mineral deposit model, with locations of known deposits of this type and a few site characteristics.

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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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Comparative geology and geochemistry of sedimentary- rock-hosted (Carlin-type) gold deposits in the People's Republic of China and in Nevada, USA (Revised version)

This small database provides information about sedimentary- rock-hosted (Carlin-type) gold deposits in China.

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Complete analytical data for Jurassic igneous rocks in the Bald Mountain mining district, Nevada

Petrographic and geochemical analyses of 50 outcrop samples and 58 drill core samples.

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Constraining the location of the Archean--Proterozoic suture in the Great Basin based on magnetotelluric soundings

A regional profile on the Utah-Nevada State line reveals a deeply penetrating, broad electrical conductor suggesting the southwestern limit of intact Archean crust is farther north than previously reported with implications for future mineral exploration.

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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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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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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 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 Data Series 1099: Petrographic, geochemical and geochronologic data for Cenozoic volcanic rocks of the Tonopah, Divide, and Goldfield Mining Districts, Nevada

Geochemical, petrographic, and geochronologic data for samples, principally those of unmineralized Tertiary volcanic rocks, from the Tonopah, Divide, and Goldfield mining districts of west-central Nevada.

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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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Density and magnetic properties of selected plutons (granitoids) in the Great Basin, parts of California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Arizona

Physical property measurements rocks from this area, including station identifier, geographic coordinates, rock type, density, magnetic susceptibility, remanent magnetization, declination, and inclination where available. Data are provided in CSV format. Sample locations are provided in shapefile format.

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Density and Magnetic Properties of Selected Rock Samples from the Western U.S. and Alaska

Physical properties (density, magnetic susceptibility, and remanent magnetism) from 20,000 rock samples. Data are provided in CSV format.

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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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Digital geologic map of the Nevada Test Site and vicinity, Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties, Nevada, and Inyo County, California, revision 4

GIS data for geologic units and structural features, with aeromagnetic and gravity maps in PDF

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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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Digital map of major bedrock lithologic units for the Pacific Northwest: a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project

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Digital maps of hydrothermal alteration type, key mineral groups, and green vegetation of the western United States derived from automated analysis of ASTER satellite data

Mineral groups identified through automated analysis of remote sensing data acquired by the ASTER system were used to map the type and spatial distribution of hydrothermal alteration, other exposed mineral groups, and green vegetation.

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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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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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Fluid Inclusion Noble Gas Data From Goldfield and Tonopah Epithermal Au-Ag Deposits

Helium, neon, and argon isotopic compositions contained in fluid inclusions in 25 samples from these mineral deposits. Four mineral separates from the Butte Main Stage vein deposit and two from the Bingham pyrite-enargite vein deposits were also analyzed. Includes some hand samples from underground mine workings and some from mine tailings piles and pits. Data are provided in CSV format.

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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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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 analyses of geologic materials from areas of critical environmental concern, Clark and Nye counties, Nevada

Results of analysis in tabular form

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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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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 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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Geochemical and stable isotopic data on barren and mineralized drill core in the Devonian Popovich Formation, Screamer sector of the Betze-Post gold deposit, northern Carlin trend, Nevada

Detailed chemical and isotopic analysis of host and associated rocks within an area that is currently the largest producer of gold in the US. Part of a study of the hydrothermal activity leading to the formation of these gold deposits.

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Geochemical database for igneous rocks of the ancestral Cascades Arc--southern segment, California and Nevada

Compilation of all available chemical data (more than 2,000 samples) for igneous rocks that constitute the southern segment of the ancestral Cascades magmatic arc.

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Geochemical data used in the tungsten skarn mineral resource assessment of the Great Basin region of western Nevada and eastern California

Chemical analyses for 46,955 samples collected in the Great Basin Tungsten assessment area, extracted from the USGS National Geochemical Database. Data are provided in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and tab-delimited text formats.

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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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Geochemistry, geochronology, mineralogy, and geology suggest sources of and controls on mineral systems in the southern Toquima Range, Nye County, Nevada

Geochemical analysis of rock samples in DBF tables from the PLUTO database. Maps are provided in PDF only.

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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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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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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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Geochronology and correlation of Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks in part of the southern Toquima Range, Nye County, Nevada

40Ar/39Ar dating, electron microprobe analyses and geologic mapping help clarify chronology and correlations of the numerous volcanic and intrusive units exposed in the area and interpret the petrogenesis of a few of the volcanic units.

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Geochronology of Cenozoic rocks in the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada

Presents data for mineral deposits and unaltered and hydrothermally altered volcanic rocks. Data presented were acquired in three USGS labs by three different geochronologists. Analytical methods and data derived from each lab are presented separately.

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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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Geologic and geophysical maps of the Death Valley ground-water model area, Nevada and California

Maps and geospatial data for (a) geology; (b) tectonics; (c) isostatic gravity anomaly; (d) aeromagnetic anomaly; (e) depth to pre-Cenozoic basement.

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Geologic map of the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada

Spatial geologic map with rock type, vents, arcs, landslides, etc. provided in an ESRI geodatabase and KMZ format for Google Earth viewing. Mapsheet with accompanying descriptive pamphlet is provided as a PDF. Petrographic rock summary is also included.

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Geology and mineral resources of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Oregon and Nevada), the Southeastern Oregon and North-Central Nevada, and the Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada (and Utah) Sagebrush Focal Areas

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Geophysical and geologic maps of Mountain Pass and vicinity, California and Nevada

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3412 is a series of products that consists of geophysical and geologic maps of Mountain Pass and vicinity, California. Maps A and B (red outline in above map image) are gravity and aeromagnetic maps, re

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Geophysical data from the Spring and Snake Valleys area, Nevada and Utah

Existing and new gravity station data and magnetometer measurements used to infer geologic structure of this area

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Geophysical framework of the southwestern Nevada volcanic field and hydrogeologic implications

Report describing detailed interpretation of geophysical survey data to draw inferences about subsurface geologic features and likely consequences for the hydrogeologic system.

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Geophysical investigations of the Smoke Creek Desert and their geologic implications, northwest Nevada and northeast California

Gravity and aeromagnetic data analysis described in a report, with a few physical property analyses

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Geophysical studies in the vicinity of Blue Mountain and Pumpernickel Valley near Winnemucca, north-central Nevada

Data from more than 660 gravity stations, 100 line-km of truck-towed magnetometer traverses, and 260 physical-property sites in this area.

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Geophysical studies in the vicinity of the Warner Mountains and Surprise Valley, northeast California, northwest Nevada, and southern Oregon

Gravity station data and physical property measurements used to infer subsurface geologic structure

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Geophysical terranes of the Great Basin and parts of surrounding provinces

A set of geophysical maps with anomalies that are labeled and keyed to tables containing information on each anomaly and its source.

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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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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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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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Global assessment of undiscovered copper resources

Deposits, prospects, and permissive tracts for porphyry and sediment-hosted copper resources worldwide, with estimates of undiscovered copper resources.

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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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Gravity and ground magnetic data from selected traverses in the Amargosa desert and vicinity, Nevada and California

Maps of aeromagnetic data and a table of gravity station data now available for download

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Gravity and magnetic data along a seismic refraction-reflection line in northwest Nevada and northeast California

Report with gravity station data in a spreadsheet

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Gravity and magnetic studies of the eastern Mojave Desert, California and Nevada

Report with generalized interpretation and Excel tables of gravity and physical property data including an explanations of their formats.

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Gravity and physical property data in the Chico and Willows 1:100,000-scale quadrangles, California

Gravity, density, and magnetic susceptibility (for hand samples) measured in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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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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Gravity data from Dry Lake and Delamar Valleys, east-central Nevada

Principal facts (gravity observations) for 185 new stations

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Gravity data from Newark Valley, White Pine county, Nevada

Gravity station data, isostatic anomaly map, and depth to basement map derived from geophysical inverse modeling.

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Gravity, magnetic, and physical property data in the Smoke Creek Desert area, Northwest Nevada

Aerial, truck-towed, and hand-held magnetometer measurements, gravity station data, and sample density and magnetic susceptibility measures

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Gravity map of Nevada

Gravity observations throughout Nevada combined to provide a consistent collection of point measurements and generate maps.

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Gravity studies of Cave, Dry Lake, and Delamar Valleys, East-Central Nevada

Gravity surveys and structural interpretation of anomaly data in support of ground-water studies

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Ground-magnetic studies of the Amargosa desert region, California and Nevada

Hand-held magnetometer and sample magnetic susceptibility measurements used to help interpret complex patterns in the magnetic anomaly of this area.

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High-angle faults in the basement of Yucca Flats, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, based on analysis of a constrained gravity inversion surface

A fault map and digital fault dataset were constructed based on offsets of the basement surface. Because these faults are, in large part, not present at the surface, they are interpreted to be inactive faults, older than the alluvial basin fill.

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Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974

Scanned correspondence documenting the work of these programs, typically including information about the geology and mineralization reported at locations for which development assistance was sought.

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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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Hydrothermal Alteration Maps of the Central and Southern Basin and Range Province of the United States Compiled From Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Data

Maps and data showing the geographic distribution of surficial minerals likely produced by hydrothermal alteration, which may indicate areas permissive of gold and copper mineral deposits.

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Isostatic gravity map of Mountain Pass and vicinity, California and Nevada

Gravity investigations of Mountain Pass and vicinity were begun as part of an effort to study regional crustal structures as an aid to understanding the geologic framework and mineral resources of the eastern Mojave Desert. The study area, which straddles

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Isostatic gravity map of the Las Vegas 30'x60' quadrangle, California and Nevada

Includes principal facts (gravity observations) for 2,506 stations.

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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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Lithium Deposits in the United States

Detailed descriptions of mineral deposits containing this commodity, including history, production, resource estimates, and geographic features. Data are provided in CSV, shapefile, Microsoft Excel, and Esri file geodatabase formats.

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Locatable Mineral Assessment Tracts for the U.S. Geological Survey Sagebrush Mineral Resource Assessment Project

Locatable mineral resource assessment tracts (tracts of land) associated with the Department of the Interior (DOI) Sagebrush Focal Areas in Montana, Wyoming and Utah, central Idaho, and the Oregon-Nevada-Idaho border area. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

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Magnetic susceptibility data for some exposed bedrock in the western conterminous United States

In-place rock magnetic susceptibility measurements for 746 sites are reported in a database. These data, collected from 1991 through 2012, are intended to help improve geophysical modeling of the Earth’s crust in the Western United States.

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Magnetotelluric data from Mountain Pass, California, 2015

Magnetotelluric (MT) data from 65 stations collected in 2015 in this area create a regional conductivity model near the Mountain Pass mine.

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Magnetotelluric sounding data, stations 1 to 25, north eastern Nevada, 2003

Magnetotelluric sounding data collected in 2003 along a north-south profile west of Wendover, Nevada, to understand the rocks underlying mineral deposits in this area.

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Magnetotelluric sounding data, stations 26 to 36, north of Wells, Nevada, 2005

Magnetotelluric (MT) sounding data collected in 2005 along an east-west profile in this area, to know whether major mining districts in the Northern Nevada Gold Province are underlain by rocks of the Archean Wyoming craton, which are known to contain orogenic gold deposits, or by accreted rocks of the Paleoproterozoic Mojave province.

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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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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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Maps of hydrothermal alteration in the Basin and Range province of the US

Maps and data showing the geographic distribution of surficial minerals likely produced by hydrothermal alteration, which may indicate areas permissive of gold and copper mineral deposits.

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Melt inclusion and mineral geochemical analyses supporting the evaluation of petrogenesis, degassing, and metallogenic potential of mid-Cenozoic rhyolite magmas in northern Nevada, USA

Geochemical analyses of silicate melt inclusions, host quartz phenocrysts, and biotite phenocrysts in samples of these rocks. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Mineral Regions, Mines and Mineral Occurrences in the Carlin Area, Nevada

Locations of mines, mineral occurrences, and mining districts in this area of active gold mining, with additional information such as commodity, geology, deposit types, activity status, deposit resources, and mine production. Extent of surface workings is also included. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, shapefile, Microsoft Excel, and CSV formats.

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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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Mining claim activity on Federal lands in the contiguous US and Alaska

Number and type of mine claims located on Federal lands and registered with the Bureau of Land Management, by year from 1976 through 2007.

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Modeling of the Climax Stock and related plutons based on the inversion of magnetic data, southwest Nevada

Mathematical modeling, coupled with new observations of magnetic susceptibility, yield better estimates of the underground configuration of granite plutons.

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Multielement geochemical dataset of surficial materials for the northern Great Basin

Geochemical data generated during mineral and environmental assessments for the Bureau of Land Management in northern Nevada, northeastern California, southeastern Oregon, and southwestern Idaho.

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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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National Geochemical Database on Ore Deposits: Legacy data

Chemistry and geologic information for nearly 30,000 historic ore and ore-related rock samples from mineral deposits and mining districts in the United States. Data are provided in Microsoft Access and CSV formats.

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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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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 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 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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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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Nevada geologic map data

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

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Nevada magnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Nevada, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well. Data provided in a variety of formats.

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Overview with methods and procedures of the U.S. Geological Survey mineral-resource assessment of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

Describes the methods, procedures, and fundamental reference information that were used throughout the assessment.

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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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Pb-concentrations and Pb-isotope ratios in soils collected along an east-west transect across the United States

Analytical results for Pb-concentrations and isotopic ratios from about 150 samples of soil A horizon and about 145 samples of soil C horizon collected along a 4000-km east-west transect across the USA.

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Petrographic and geochemical data for Cenozoic volcanic rocks of the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada

The purpose of this report is to present available petrographic and geochemical data for unmineralized rock samples, principally volcanic rocks and to make those data available to ongoing petrogenetic investigations of these rocks.

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Petrology of volcanic rocks associated with silver-gold (Ag-Au) epithermal deposits in the Tonopah, Divide, and Goldfield Mining Districts, Nevada

Miocene calc-alkaline volcanic rocks, part of the southern segment of the ancestral Cascades magmatic arc, are spatially, temporally, and likely genetically associated with precious metal epithermal deposits in the Tonopah, Divide, and Goldfield Districts

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Physical, chemical, and mineralogical data from surficial deposits, groundwater levels, and water composition in the area of Franklin Lake playa and Ash Meadows, California and Nevada

Presents data and describes the methods used to determine the physical attributes, as well as the chemical and mineralogical composition of surficial deposits; groundwater levels; and water composition in this area.

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Physical-property measurements on core samples from drill-holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect

Density and magnetic susceptibility measurements to assist in interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomaly data

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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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Preliminary gravity inversion model of Frenchman Flat Basin, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

Provides data for the depth below the land surface,in meters, of the modeled location of the Pre-Tertiary basement surface.

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Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah

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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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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Previous mineral resource assessment data compilation for the U.S. Geological Survey Sagebrush Mineral Resource Assessment Project

A compilation of previously published mineral potential maps that were used for the Sagebrush Mineral Resource Assessment (SaMiRA) project. Data are provided in CSV, Esri file geodatabase, GeoTiff, and shapefile formats.

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Principal facts for gravity profiles collected near the Osgood Mountains and the Slumbering Hills, north-central Nevada

Gravity station data for several surveys of this area.

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Principal facts for gravity stations and physical property measurements in the Lake Mead 30x60 minute quadrangle, Nevada and Arizona

Gravity data were collected in support of geologic mapping of the quadrangle. In addition, older gravity data were reprocessed for consistency and included, as well as 250 measurements of density and magnetic susceptibility.

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Principal facts for gravity stations collected in 2010 from White Pine and Lincoln Counties, east-central Nevada

Gravity observations from 99 locations in this area, with free-air, isostatic, and complete Bouguer anomalies.

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Principal facts for gravity stations in the Antelope Valley-Bedell Flat area, west-central Nevada

Physical property data for selected rock samples accompany these gravity observations

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Principal facts for gravity stations in the Dry Valley area, West-Central Nevada and east-central California

Gravity measurements used for determining geologic structure to aid in understanding ground-water flow

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Principal facts for gravity stations in the vicinity of Coyote Spring valley, Nevada, with initial gravity modeling results

Gravity study to help define the shapes of young basins filled with Cenozoic rocks and alluvium, and to identify any possible faults within these basins that might influence the movement of groundwater.

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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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Prospect- and mine-related features on USGS topographic maps

Symbols indicating mining-related features digitized from historical USGS topographic maps in the western part of the conterminous US. Includes prospect pits, mine shafts and adits, quarries, open-pit mines, tailings piles and ponds, gravel and borrow pit

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Rare earth element occurrences in the United States

Detailed descriptions of more than 200 mineral districts, mines, and mineral occurrences (deposits, prospects, and showings) within the United States that are reported to contain substantial enrichment of rare earth elements.

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Reanalysis of Selected Archived NURE-HSSR Sediment and Soil Samples from Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah (ver. 3.0, October 2018)

Reanalysis, using modern methods, of nearly 60,000 NURE-HSSR archived samples collected over parts of Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

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Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the southwestern United States (Arizona, Nevada, and Utah)

Map and data tables show location, mineralogy, geology, and relevant literature for each mine, prospect, or occurrence

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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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Results of gravity fieldwork conducted in March 2008 in the Moapa Valley region of Clark County, Nevada

Study aids understanding of local geologic structure and ground-water flow, includes principal facts for 266 gravity stations and physical properties of representative rock samples.

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Rhenium occurrences in the United States

Mining districts, mines, and mineral occurrences (deposits and prospects) within the United States that are reported to contain enrichments of rhenium (Re)

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Seven aeromagnetic surveys in California and Nevada

Grid and flight-line data files provided by the geophysical survey contractors.

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Six aeromagnetic surveys in California, Nevada, and Arizona

Grid and flight-line data files provided to USGS by contract geophysical surveyors

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Six aeromagnetic surveys in Nevada and California

Gridded data for aeromagnetic surveys with contractors' reports describing the data collection

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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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State geologic map compilation

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

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Summary of geophysical investigations of the Death Valley regional water-flow modeling project, Nevada and California

Magnetic and gravity anomaly and structure contour data

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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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Tungsten Deposits in the United States (ver. 2.0, August 2020)

Detailed descriptions of mineral deposits containing this commodity, including history, production, resource estimates, and geographic features. Data are provided in CSV, shapefile, Microsoft Excel, and Esri file geodatabase formats.

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Tungsten skarn mineral resource assessment of the Great Basin region of western Nevada and eastern California - Geodatabase

Geochemical, geophysical, geological, and mineral resource data supporting an assessment of undiscovered tungsten skarn deposits in this area. Permissive tracts and other information derived from the analysis are provided in shapefile, CSV, and Esri file geodatabase formats.

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Tungsten skarn mineral resource assessment of the Great Basin region of western Nevada and eastern California - Simulation results

Mineral resource assessment information including the input data, parameters, and results output from software that calculates the assessment. Data are provided in CSV format.

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USGS mineral-resource assessment of Sagebrush Focal Areas in the western United States

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have completed an assessment of the mineral-resource potential of nearly 10 million acres of Federal and adjacent lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The assessment of these lands, identifie

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USGS National Map of Surficial Mineralogy

Maps of exposed surface mineral groups derived from automated spectral analysis of satellite and airborne imaging systems; these data suggest areas that may contain mineral deposits of various types.

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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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Visible, Near Infrared, Shortwave Infrared and Thermal Infrared Laboratory Spectra of Samples of Compositionally Variable Dune Fields in the Western United States and Alaska

Laboratory reflectance and emissivity spectral measurements of dune sand samples collected from a variety of dune types and mineralogical compositions from eight dune field locations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and New Mexico. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Whole Rock Density, Magnetic Susceptibility, and Radiometric Measurements of a Rare Earth Element Terrane, Southeastern Mojave Desert.

Rock property measurements including density, magnetic susceptibility, and radiometric concentrations to understand structural and geophysical relationships associated with rare earth element mineral deposits. Data are provided in CSV format.

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Zircon U-Pb age and trace element data for Cenozoic igneous rocks in the Tonopah area, Nevada

U-Pb ages and concentrations of selected trace elements were analyzed in zircon crystals from nine samples of Cenozoic igneous rocks collected in this area. Data are provided in CSV format.

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