The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Resources Data System catalogs information about mineral resources around the United States and the world. Using the map tool, users can zoom in to obtain reports and data on past and present mines, mine prospects, and processing plants.
All of the data can be downloaded for further use and analysis.
The image above comes from the overview map showing all mines in the United States. For a more detailed map showing mines and mineral occurrences for individual commodities both in the United States and around the world, along with a wide variety of information on geology, energy and mineral resources, and water, click here.