Mineral Resources Program

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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: June 2, 2020

Airborne magnetic and radiometric survey, southeastern Illinois, western Kentucky, and southern Indiana, 2019

This publication provides digital flight line data for a high-resolution magnetic and radiometric survey over an area of southeast Illinois, western Kentucky, and southern Indiana. The survey includes airborne geophysical data collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Mapping Resource Initiative (Earth MRI) effort (Day, 2019). Earth MRI is a cooperative effort

Date published: June 2, 2020

Data for generating statistical maps of soil cobalt concentrations in the conterminous United States

The product data are six statistics that were estimated for the chemical concentration of cobalt in the soil C horizon of the conterminous United States (Smith and others, 2013). The estimates are made at 9998 locations that are uniformly distributed across the conterminous United States. The six statistics are the mean for the isometric log-ratio transform of the concentrations, the equi

Date published: May 28, 2020

GIS for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals—aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten: U.S. Geological Survey data release

Phase 2 focuses on the following minerals: aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements (PGE), rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten. The focus areas are provided as geospatial data supported by tables that summarize what is known about the mineral potential and brief descriptions of data gaps that could be addressed by the Earth MRI program.

Date published: May 28, 2020

GIS for focus areas of potential domestic resources of 11 critical minerals—aluminum, cobalt, graphite, lithium, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, tantalum, tin, titanium, and tungsten

In response to Executive Order 13817 of December 20, 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) coordinated with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to identify 35 nonfuel minerals or mineral materials considered critical to the economic and national security of the United States (U.S.) (https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2018/1021/ofr20181021....

Date published: May 26, 2020

Chemistry of effluent generated during phosphate removal column experiment using iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA

These data represent the major, minor, and trace element compositions of effluent water samples generated by column experiments of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana. Details of the column experiments may be reviewed in the journal article listed in the cross-reference section of this data release titled, "Geochemical Characterization

Date published: May 26, 2020

Major, Minor, and Trace Element Compositions of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA

These data represent the major, minor, and trace element compositions of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA.

Date published: May 26, 2020

Laboratory generated leachates of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA using USEPA method 1312 Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure

These data represent the major, minor, and trace element compositions of laboratory generated leachates of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA using USEPA method 1312 Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure.

Date published: May 26, 2020

Phosphate removal capacity and major, minor, and trace element chemistry for batch-experiment leachates using modern and legacy iron and steel slag samples from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA

These data represent the phosphate removal capacity of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA, based on batch leaching experiments. Also included are major, minor, and trace element compositions of the leachates along with associated water parameters pH, specific conductivity, and alkalinity. Details of the batch experiments may b

Date published: May 26, 2020

Air-free pH and specific conductance measurements for effluent generated during phosphate removal column experiment

These data represent the air-free pH and specific conductance per pore volume of effluent generated by the phosphate removal column experiment. Solid samples used for the columns are of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA.

Date published: May 26, 2020

Acid neutralization potential and grain size analysis of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA

These data represent the acid neutralization potential and grain size analysis of 13 samples, 2 duplicate samples, of modern and legacy iron and steel slag from the Chicago-Gary area of Illinois and Indiana, USA.

Date published: April 29, 2020

Germanium Deposits in the United States

This data release provides data for the single site in the United States (U.S.) that has public record of germanium (Ge) production. Germanium, which is currently classified as a critical mineral in the U.S., is also extracted as a byproduct from deposits in Alaska, Washington, and Tennessee. However, there is no public information that documents germanium production from these

Date published: April 28, 2020

Principal facts of gravity data collected in and around the eastern Adirondack highlands, northern New York

Gravity data were collected in 2016 and 2017 to assist in mapping subsurface geology in and around the eastern Adirondack highlands, northern New York, which host numerous iron-oxide apatite deposits. Many of these deposits contain rare-earth elements, which are considered a critical mineral resource. This data release provides principal facts for 189 new gravity stations that were acquire...