industrial minerals

Geologic Map Database for Aggregate Resource Assessment in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area

The Arizona Geological Survey's Geologic Map Database for Aggregate Resource Assessment in the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan Area and Surrounding Regions provides valuable information for resource development and land use planning. The database is an integrated product with shapefiles and other digital data. The primary purpose of this database is to depict geologic units that have been and are being exploited for aggregate resources in a uniform and fairly simple manner. 

Interactive map of mineral resources in Maine

The Maine Geological Survey's interactive map provides a range of mineral resource information for the state of Maine. The map allows users to explore Maine's significant mineral commodities, mineral deposits, selected historical mines, and more.

Much of the data can be downloaded for further use and analysis.

Click here to access the Maine mineral resources interactive map

Source: Maine Geological Survey

Interactive map of mines in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Mines of Ohio map is a joint product of the Division of Mineral Resources and the Division of Geological Survey. The interactive map provides the locations and types of active mining operations for coal and industrial minerals across the state of Ohio. Also shown are surface affected areas, their reclamation status, and abandoned underground mines.

Click here to access the Mines of Ohio interactive map.

Interactive map of mineral resources in Arkansas

The Arkansas Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Search / Map catalogs information for over 40 mineral resources. Using the interactive map, users can view the locations of active, abandoned, intermittent, and reclaimed mines for each of the listed mineral commodities.

By clicking on individual mines, users can find more information, including the mine operator, mine history, and some information about the specific materials being mined.

Click here to use the Mineral Commodity Search / Map

Creation of a zoning district for aggregate operations in Tooele County, Utah

Between 1990 and 2000, the population of Tooele, Utah, increased 51.3 percent to 40,735. As demand for construction and aggregate increased, the expanding neighborhoods began encroaching on aggregate operations. The new residents considered the appearance, noise, dust, and traffic associated with the aggregate operations and the odors from the asphalt plants to be a nuisance.


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