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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deposit.kml (uncompressed 2.5M bytes)

deposit.kmz (compressed 690k bytes)

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https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/deposit (WMS, version 1.3.0)

https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/wfs/deposit (WFS, version 1.1.0)

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Documentation

About the database tables and fields

All database fields, by category

Overview of this database development effort

Describes overall goals and includes links to component products, publications, and partnerships.

Metadata: download by commodity:

Commodity Outline Questions & Answers Plain text XML
Rhenium Outline Questions & Answers Plain text XML
Tin Outline Questions & Answers Plain text XML
Cobalt Outline Questions & Answers Plain text XML
Tungsten Outline Questions & Answers Plain text XML
Rare earth elements Outline Questions & Answers Plain text XML
Tellurium Outline Questions & Answers Plain text XML
Lithium Outline Questions & Answers Plain text XML
Germanium Outline Questions & Answers Plain text XML

Publication

Rhenium occurrences in the United States
Burger, M.H., and Long, K.R., 2018, Rhenium occurrences in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7KP81F2.
Tin deposits in the United States
Karl, N.A., Burger, M.H., and Long, K.R., 2018, Tin Deposits in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P97JYNJL.
Cobalt deposits in the United States
Burger, M.H., Schmeda, G., Long, K.R., Reyes, T.A., and Karl. N.A., 2018, Cobalt Deposits in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9V74HIU.
Tungsten deposits in the United States
Carroll, T.R., Schmeda, G., Karl, N.A., Burger, M.H., Long, K.R., Reyes, T.A., 2018, Tungsten deposits in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9XA8MJ4.
Rare earth element occurrences in the United States
Bellora, J.D., Burger, M.H., Van Gosen, B.S., Long, K.R., Carroll, T.R., Schmeda, Germán, and Giles, S.A., 2019, Rare Earth Element Occurrences in the United States (ver. 4.0, June 2019): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7FN15D1.
Tellurium deposits in the United States
Karl, N.A., and Mauk, J.L., 2019, Tellurium Deposits in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9XANDRN.
Lithium deposits in the United States
Karl, N.A., Mauk, J.L., Reyes, T.A., and Scott, P.C., 2019, Lithium Deposits in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9ZKRWQF.
Germanium deposits in the United States
Gnesda, W.R., Karl, N.A., and Mauk, J.L., 2020, Germanium deposits in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9CPYTFN.

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