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Date published: August 5, 2019

Lithium Deposits in the United States

This data release provides the descriptions of approximately 20 U.S. sites that include mineral regions, mines, and mineral occurrences (deposits and prospects) that contain enrichments of lithium (Li). This release includes sites that have a contained resource and (or) past production of lithium metal greater than 15,000 metric tons. Sites in this database occur in Arkansas, California,...

Date published: July 12, 2019

Tellurium Deposits in the United States

This data release provides the description of U.S. sites that include mineral regions, mines and mineral occurrences (deposits) that have a contained resource and (or) production of tellurium metal greater than 1 metric ton. For this data release, only one deposit in the U.S. with historic production records was found: Butte, Montana. We did not locate any deposits in the U.S. that list Te...

Date published: June 21, 2019

Reanalysis of Selected Archived NURE-HSSR Sediment and Soil Samples from Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah

Beginning in November of 2015, a project was undertaken to reanalyze approximately 60,000 archived sample splits collected as part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) project from selected areas in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. A small amount (approximately 0.25 g) of sieved -75...

Date published: June 21, 2019

Structural geologic orientation data for primarily Proterozoic aged rocks, eastern-central Rocky Mountain Front Range, Colorado

This data release consists of point data digitized from structural geologic orientation symbols consisting of mostly foliations and lineations. The data comes from primarily Proterozoic aged rocks in the eastern-central Rocky Mountain Front Range of Colorado. Compilation of the data is from twenty-three geologic maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Colorado Geological Survey...

Date published: June 18, 2019

Rare Earth Element Occurrences in the United States

Version 4.0 of this data release provides 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 enrichments of the rare earth elements (REEs). These mineral occurrences include mined deposits, exploration prospects, and other occurrences with notable concentrations of...

Date published: June 5, 2019

USMIN Mineral Deposit Database: Prospect and Mine-Related Features

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 pits, and other features. Data from USGS Data Release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F78W3CHG.

Date published: April 19, 2019

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

This dataset is the assembled analytical results of 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. Much of the data presented here for the Tonopah and Divide districts are for samples collected by Bonham and Garside (1979) during geologic...

Date published: April 10, 2019

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

Version 3.0 of these data are part of a larger USGS project to develop an updated geospatial database of mines, mineral deposits and mineral regions in the United States. Mine and prospect-related symbols, such as those used to represent prospect pits, mines, adits, dumps, tailings, etc., hereafter referred to as “mine” symbols or features, are currently being digitized on...

Date published: April 3, 2019

Magnetic susceptibility measurements on outcrops in the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York

Magnetic susceptibility was measured on outcropping rock in the eastern Adirondack Mountains, New York. A Terraplus KT-20 was used for the measurements. The corresponding rock type was identified using standard field geologic approaches. Locations of the outcrops were determined using a handheld GPS.

Date published: April 3, 2019

Density of rock samples from the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York

The density of rock samples collected 2016-2017 from the eastern Adirondack Highlands in New York was measured in the laboratory using standard immersion methods. The corresponding rock type was identified using standard field geologic approaches. Rock locations were determined in the field using a handheld GPS.

Date published: April 3, 2019

Petrophysical data collected on outcrops and rock samples from the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York

Petrophysical data were collected in the eastern Adirondack Highlands during several field campaigns in 2016-2017. This data release provides magnetic susceptibility, gamma spectrometry, and density measurements on rock outcrops, hand samples, and during walking surveys. Rock types for the outcrops and samples were identified using standard field methods. Locations of the outcrops or samples...

Date published: April 3, 2019

Gamma spectrometry measurements on outcrops and over ground in the eastern Adirondack Highlands

Radiometric (gamma spectrometry) measurements were made during walking surveys in the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York using a GF Instruments Gamma Surveyor. The surveys involved recording measurement averages over 30-second intervals while holding the instrument approximately 1 meter above the ground. Locations were obtained via a handheld GPS. The surveys were conducted near magnetite-...