This section contains downloadable data sets for use with navigation devices, Google Earth, or for research purposes. The data source is the USGS MRDS database and contains records for mines of type “metallic” (does not include “non-metallic” mines). The data was sourced from the USGS in 2012. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
The data is organized into individual KML and CSV files for each county in the state. It is recommended that you use Google Earth Pro (the desktop version) rather than the browser-based Chrome version of Google Earth due to performance issues with large data sets.
The data sets area available to premium members (Mines or Business level memberships required) and include the following files for each state:
CSV and KML files containing data for all mines in each county of your selected state: mine name, district (if available), elevation (if available), primary commodity (if available), latitude, longitude, county (not for Alaska), district (if available), MRDS mine ID.
Instructions on how to purchase these files:
1. Purchase an annual membership (Mines or Business level) by visiting our memberships page, or login if you are already a member.
2. Click the following links to download data for each state:
Alaska Mines (12,072 Mines) Available Spring of 2018
Arizona Mines (10,227 Mines)
California Mines (34,956 Mines)
Colorado Mines (13,388 Mines)
Idaho Mines (8,197 Mines)
Montana Mines (8,392 Mines)
Nevada Mines (13,258 Mines)
New Mexico Mines (4,122 Mines)
Oregon Mines (7,991 Mines)
South Dakota Mines (1,286 Mines)
Utah Mines (8,309 Mines)
Washington Mines (6,481 Mines)
Wyoming Mines (3,325 Mines)