Global distribution of selected mines, deposits, and districts of critical minerals

Approximate locations and short descriptions of mines, deposits, and districts where critical minerals are found. The critical minerals are discussed in USGS Professional Paper 1802, and many of these locations are described in further detail in that report.

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USGS Professional Paper 1802

Critical mineral resources of the United States--Economic and environmental geology and prospects for future supply

USGS Professional Paper 1802-A

Critical Mineral Resources of the United States--An Introduction

Schulz, K.J., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., Bradley, D.C., and Seal, R.R., II

USGS Professional Paper 1802-B

Environmental Considerations Related to Mining of Nonfuel Minerals

Seal, R.R., II, Piatak, N.M., Kimball, B.E., and Hammarstrom, J.M.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-C

Antimony

Seal, R.R., II, Schulz, K.J., and DeYoung, J.H., Jr., with contributions from David M. Sutphin, Lawrence J. Drew, James F. Carlin, Jr., and Byron R. Berger

USGS Professional Paper 1802-D

Barite (Barium)

Johnson, C.A., Piatak, N.M., and Miller, M.M.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-E

Beryllium

Foley, N.K., Jaskula, B.W., Piatak, N.M., and Schulte, R.F.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-F

Cobalt

Slack, J.F., Kimball, B.E., and Shedd, K.B.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-G

Fluorine

Hayes, T.S., Miller, M.M., Orris, G.J., and Piatak, N.M.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-H

Gallium

Foley, N.K., Jaskula, B.W., Kimball, B.E., and Schulte, R.F.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-I

Germanium and Indium

Shanks, W.C.P., III, Kimball, B.E., Tolcin, A.C., and Guberman, D.E.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-J

Graphite

Robinson, G.R., Jr., Hammarstrom, J.M., and Olson, D.W.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-K

Lithium

Bradley, D.C., Stillings, L.L., Jaskula, B.W., Munk, LeeAnn, and McCauley, A.D.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-L

Manganese

Cannon, W.F., Kimball, B.E., and Corathers, L.A.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-M

Niobium and Tantalum

Schulz, K.J., Piatak, N.M., and Papp, J.F.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-N

Platinum-Group Elements

Zientek, M.L., Loferski, P.J., Parks, H.L., Schulte, R.F., and Seal, R.R., II

USGS Professional Paper 1802-O

Rare-Earth Elements

Van Gosen, B.S., Verplanck, P.L., Seal, R.R., II, Long, K.R., and Gambogi, Joseph

USGS Professional Paper 1802-P

Rhenium

John, D.A., Seal, R.R., II, and Polyak, D.E.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-Q

Selenium

Stillings, L.L.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-R

Tellurium

Goldfarb, R.J., Berger, B.R., George, M.W., and Seal, R.R., II

USGS Professional Paper 1802-S

Tin

Kamilli, R.J., Kimball, B.E., and Carlin, J.F., Jr.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-T

Titanium

Woodruff, L.G., Bedinger, G.M., and Piatak, N.M.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-U

Vanadium

Kelley, K.D., Scott, C.T., Polyak, D.E., and Kimball, B.E.

USGS Professional Paper 1802-V

Zirconium and Hafnium

Jones, J.V., III, Piatak, N.M., and Bedinger, G.M.

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