Mineral Resources Program

Data and Tools

MRP information and data can be accessed through multiple pathways from publications to data releases. The Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data web portal is MRP's primary resource for interactive maps and downloadable geospatial data for regional and global geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral resources. Individual data releases and data sets are also listed below.

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Date published: April 12, 2016

Mineral Commodity Fact Sheets

We publish fact sheets on selected important mineral commodities. These fact sheets teach about commodities and the important role each one plays in the national economy, national security, and lives of Americans every day.

Date published: April 12, 2016

Mineral Deposit Models

Conceptual models describing the essential characteristics of groups of similar mineral deposits.

Date published: April 1, 2016

Geochemical and Mineralogical Maps for Soil for the Conterminous U.S.

Online data set provides an estimate of the abundance and spatial distribution of chemical elements and minerals in soils of the conterminous United States and represents a baseline for soil geochemistry and mineralogy against which future changes may be recognized and quantified.

Date published: April 1, 2016

Geophysics Portal - Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data

Interactive geophysical maps and downloadable data for regional and global analysis. A portal on the USGS Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data website.

Date published: April 1, 2016

Geochemistry Portal - Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data

Interactive geochemical maps and downloadable data for regional and global analysis. A portal on the USGS Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data website.

Date published: April 1, 2016

Geology Portal - Minerals Resources Online Spatial Data

Interactive geologic maps and downloadable data for regional and global analysis. A portal on the USGS Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data website.

Date published: April 1, 2016

Mineral Resources Portal - Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data

Interactive mineral resources downloadable data for regional and global analysis. A portal on the USGS Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data website.

Date published: March 6, 2016

BLM LR2000 non-energy solid mineral authorizations for the Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment (SaMiRA) aggregated by Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section boundaries

The polygon (vector) shapefiles represent Public Land Survey System (PLSS) sections, or 1-square mile areas of land, with information about Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and mineral use authorizations for non-energy solid minerals. The land areas specified by BLM authorizations vary in size and orientation, and may cross one or more PLSS section boundaries. For spatial co

Date published: March 6, 2016

BLM LR2000 mining claim authorizations (density) for the Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment (SaMiRA) aggregated by Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section boundaries

The polygon (vector) shapefile represents Public Land Survey System (PLSS) sections, or 1-square mile areas of land, with information about Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and mineral use authorizations for mining claims. For each section, the number of claims (by type) was determined and a density (by claim type) was calculated. The land areas specified by BLM auth

Date published: March 6, 2016

BLM LR2000 oil and gas authorizations for the Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment (SaMiRA) aggregated by Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section boundaries and serial numbers

The polygon (vector) shapefiles represent claim areas within Public Land Survey System (PLSS) sections aggregated by serial (claim) numbers with information about Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and mineral use authorizations for oil and gas. The land areas specified by BLM authorizations vary in size and orientation, and may cross one or more PLSS section boundaries. For s

Date published: March 6, 2016

BLM LR2000 coal authorizations for the Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment (SaMiRA) aggregated by Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section boundaries and serial numbers

The polygon (vector) shapefiles represent claim areas within Public Land Survey System (PLSS) sections aggregated by serial (claim) numbers with information about Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and mineral use authorizations for coal. The land areas specified by BLM authorizations vary in size and orientation, and may cross one or more PLSS section boundaries. For spatial

Date published: March 6, 2016

BLM LR2000 geothermal authorizations for the Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment (SaMiRA) aggregated by Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section boundaries

The polygon (vector) shapefiles represent Public Land Survey System (PLSS) sections, or 1-square mile areas of land, with information about Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and mineral use authorizations for geothermal. The land areas specified by BLM authorizations vary in size and orientation, and may cross one or more PLSS section boundaries. For spatial consistency, th