Pick a Mines Map from the Green highlighted list below
The map will open in a new Map window or will replace the map you are currently viewing if you already have a map open
- Topo Map Downloads
- Land Status
- World Mines
- World Gold Mines
- US Active Mines & Mineral Processing Plants
- United States Gold Mines
- United States Silver Mines
- United States Copper Mines
- United States Mercury Mines
- Mining Claims
- Historical Maps
- Real Time Conditions
- Search Maps
- How To Use Maps
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If it's not grown it's mined is a basic fact of human existence. We mine much more than metallic minerals. We mine most of the water we use and depend on for survival. We mine millions of tons of limestone to build our houses, streets and cities. We mine energy materials like coal, gas, oil and unranium. We could not have modern or even primitive lives without mining the minerals, rocks and elements found under our very feet.
Agriculture depends on mining just as much as any other facet of our lives. Water for our crops and daily needs is dammed and channeled by mined concrete and steel. All plants and animals consume minerals daily for their existence. The very grains, fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, fish and meat we eat consume minerals as a needed part of their growth and existence. It could easily be argued that even the plants we eat were the original large scale miners. Every farmer knows that the minerals needed by their crops must be replaced for the continued health of the very soil those crops depend on.
Mining is much more important than simply having houses to shelter us, cars and bycycles to transport us, phones to communicate with and the computer you are viewing this website with. Mining is essential to life. That importance is reflected in the emphasis Land Matters puts on bringing you information and education on the subject of mining. We will be presenting 100s of interactive maps related to mining in this section.
World Gold Mines
US Active Mines and Mineral Processing Plants
US Gold Mines
US Silver Mines
US Copper Mines
US Mercury Mines
More than 60 different mineral deposit types mapped by current and past mines as well as geology are planned for 2014 alone.
More than 30 mineral potential maps will be available for the United States.
Worldwide Although our initial emphasis is on the minerals and mines of the United States we hope to bring the same level of mapping detail and information to all mineralized areas worldwide.
Let us know what else you would like to see in Mining Maps. Land Matters is here to educate and inform you.
Click on a category on the right hand menu. A list will open below the menu item. When you scroll over the list items they will highlight in green. Click on the highlighted item of your choice and the map for that item will open in a new window.
All of the maps are interactive Each map is created when you click the refresh (two arrows chasing each other), move the map or zoom in or out. Pick the layers you want to display and zoom in to see more detail. Use the information button (the big i) to see more information about the features near your click point. Within the results shown there are often links to even more detailed information.
If there is a particular map subject you would like us to include in the collection just let us know and we will do our best to put that together for you.
For More Information on using Land Matters Maps Click on the "HOW TO USE MAPS" button on the right and follow the links there or click on the "HELP" button at the top of each mapping window.