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Nonmetallic mineral resources

Useful mineral deposits that are not metals. Includes materials used for construction, decoration, fuel, and industrial purposes.
This category is also used for industrial mineral resources and industrial minerals.


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Geologic map of metallic and nonmetallic mineral deposits, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, modified from the 1967 original map compilation of G.G. Semenov and others

Province contains Weka Dur, see companion report chapter B. Reproduces the topology of original Soviet maps and cross sections. Original Russian terminology and rock classification translated into modern English geologic usage as literally as possible.

Application of ground penetrating radar to estimate sand and gravel resources near Bow, southern New Hampshire

Includes application-specific radar data files.

Available sand and gravel resources in southern New Hampshire

Estimates thickness of sand and gravel resources available in this broad area using geology, topography, land cover, and ground-water level.

Data set of world phosphate mines, deposits, and occurrences-- Part A. Geologic Data; Part B. Location and Mineral Economic Data

Geologic and mineral resource information for 1635 deposits of phosphate worldwide

Estimated gravel resources of the Soucook River valley, Loudon, New Hampshire, 7.5' Quadrangle using improved techniques for assessing gravel resources in glaciofluvial deposits

Images and text from a poster session (Geological Society of America Northeastern Section) showing methodology and results for an example

Evaporite-related potash resources: deposits and permissive tracts worldwide

Includes descriptions of 981 known occurrences and deposits as well as qualitative assessment of undiscovered resource potential in 84 permissive tracts.

Geology and nonfuel mineral deposits of Asia and the Pacific

Report on known and undiscovered nonfuel mineral deposits and resources of the Asia and Pacific region. Includes the age and type of rocks that contain the deposits, and regional exploration history.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Baghlan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain clay, gypsum, and coal deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Bakhud mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain industrial fluorite deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Dudkash mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain industrial mineral deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Ghunday-Achin mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Haji-Gak mineral district, which has magnesite and talc deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Herat mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Haji-Gak mineral district, which has barium and limestone deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Kunduz mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain celestite deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Nuristan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Haji-Gak mineral district, which has gem, lithium, and cesium deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Panjsher Valley mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain emerald and silver-iron deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the South Helmand mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain industrial travertine deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Takhar mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain industrial evaporite deposits.

Map showing areas with potential for garnet resources in bedrock and placer in the Blacktail Mountains and the Gravelly, Greenhorn, Ruby, and Snowcrest ranges of southwestern Montana

Geological data in support of mineral resource assessment

Potash: a global overview of evaporate-related potash resources, including spatial databases of deposits, occurrences, and permissive tracts

Locations and descriptions of known occurrences, with qualitative assessment of the development potential of permissive tracts where undiscovered deposits of this type may occur.

Reviews of the geology and nonfuel mineral deposits of the world

These regional reports are designed to inform the non-earth scientist about the regional locations and general geologic setting of known deposits of major nonfuel mineral commodities.

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.

Data report for the geologic and scenic quality evaluation of selected sand and gravel sites on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming

Geographic extent of sand and gravel deposits in this area as GIS data.

Dataset of Aggregate Producers in New Mexico

Location and descriptive data for aggregate producers in New Mexico that are believed to have been active during the period 1997-1999.

Depositional Setting and Geochemistry of Phosphorites and Metalliferous Black Shales in the Carboniferous-Permian Lisburne Group, Northern Alaska

The purpose of this paper is to present new sedimentological, paleontological, and geochemical data that allow us to define the geographic and stratigraphic extent and depositional setting of these temporally unusual phosphorites.

Digital data for construction material sources reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation in 1977 for Maricopa County, Arizona

Point features representing pit locations and attribution data captured from an atlas of map sheets and pit data sheets by the Arizona Highway Department

Field demonstrations of five geophysical methods that could be used to characterize deposits of alluvial aggregate

Data from seismic reflection and refraction, electromagnetic sounding, and resistivity profiling in a study area in Indiana. Exact location is not provided.

Frac sand in the United States: a geological and industry overview

Discusses the physical properties of frac sand, its geologic origin and formation contributing processes, its use in industry, consumption history and a global outlook. US / Canadian producers are detailed and potential other sources delineated in a GIS

Geology and undiscovered resource assessment of the potash-bearing Central Asia Salt Basin, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan

Known deposits, thickness of potash-bearing units, and permissive tracts with estimates of undiscovered resources.

Map showing areas with potential for talc deposits in the Gravelly, Greenhorn, and Ruby ranges and the Henrys Lake Mountains of southwestern Montana

Geologic data supporting mineral resource assessment

Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina

Point locations with characteristics of mines and prospects.

Phosphate occurrence and potential in the region of Afghanistan, including parts of China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Locations of known phosphate occurrences in this area, with geologic units in which such deposits may occur.

Phosphate occurrence and potential of south Asia

Locations of known phosphate occurrences in this area, with geologic units in which such deposits may occur.

Photographs of historical mining operations in Colorado and Utah

A collection of photographs of mine sites, mining operations, and tailings taken prior to 1980 at a variety of sites throughout Colorado and Utah.

Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the eastern United States

Currently (2011) asbestos is not mined commercially in the US. This shows where it has been found or mined in the past.

Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the Rocky Mountain states of the United States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming)

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

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

Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in California

Currently (2011) asbestos is not mined commercially in the US. This data set shows occurrences and historic mines, and includes information on talc deposits.

Reported Historic Asbestos Mines, Historic Asbestos Prospects, and Other Natural Occurrences of Asbestos in Oregon and Washington

Location, mineralogy, host rocks, and references for 51 natural occurrences of asbestos in Washington and Oregon, using descriptions found in the geologic literature.

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.

World phosphate mines, deposits, and occurrences

Geologic and mineral resource information for 1635 deposits of phosphate worldwide