This dataset includes locations and associated information about mines and mining activity in the contiguous United States. The database was developed by combining publicly available national datasets of mineral mines, uranium mines, and minor and major coal mine activities. This database was developed in 2013, but temporal range of mine data varied dependent on source. Uranium mine information came from the TENORM Uranium Location Database produced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) in 2003. Major and minor coal mine information was from the USTRAT (Stratigraphic data related to coal) database 2012, and the mineral mine data came from the USGS Mineral Resource Program.
|Title||Locations of mines and mining activity in the contiguous United States 2013|
|Authors||Kyle Herreman, Wesley M Daniel, Daniel J Wieferich, Dana Infante|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|