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Nonferrous Metal Mines

What this map layer shows:

The locations of 123 nonferrous metal mines.

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Nonferrous metal mines are facilities that extract nonferrous metals, such as gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead. This map layer was compiled by the Minerals Information Team of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This information is part of the Mineral Resources Program, which is responsible for providing and communicating current, unbiased information on the occurrence, quality, quantity, and availability of mineral resources.

The Nonferrous Metal Mines map layer shows the locations of 123 nonferrous metal mines in the 50 United States. Only U.S. minerals operations surveyed by the Minerals Information Team of the USGS and considered currently active in 2003 are included. No energy minerals operations or secondary (recycling, "downstream") operations are part of this map layer. Descriptive information includes the mineral produced at the facility, the facility location and name, and whether the facility is just a mine or both a mine and a processing plant. Further information on individual nonferrous metals is available from the Mineral Commodity Summaries.


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Nonferrous Metal Mines