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Area:9,826,675 km2
Locality type:Country
Other/historical names associated with this locality:United States of America


Primary sources are the United States Geological Survey and the various state geological surveys.

Physiographic provinces on geologic map. Courtesy USGS

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

United States

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Quartz

var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz

var: Agate

var: Agate-Jasper

var: Agatized coral

var: Amarillo Stone

var: Amberine

var: Amethyst

var: Ametrine

var: Apricotine

var: Arkansas Candle

var: Aventurine

var: Binghamite

var: Blue Chalcedony

var: Blue Quartz

var: Brecciated Agate

var: Buhrstone

var: Bull Quartz

var: Cape May Diamond

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Clear Lake Diamond

var: Cloud Agate

var: Creolite

var: Dendritic Agate

var: El Doradoite

var: Enhydro Agate

var: Eye Agate

var: Fairburn Agate

var: Ferruginous Quartz

var: Fire Agate

var: Fortification Agate

var: Fossil Agate

var: Iris Agate

var: Jacinto de Compostela Quartz

var: Jasper

var: Lake Superior Agate

var: Landscape Agate

var: Lithium Quartz

var: Milky Quartz

var: Moss Agate

var: Myrickite

var: Nipomo Agate

var: Onyx

var: Pastelite

var: Pigeon Blood Agate

var: Plume Agate

var: Prase

var: Pseudocubic Quartz

var: Quartzine

var: Riband Jasper

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Rutilated Quartz

var: Sard

var: Sardonyx

var: Sceptre Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

var: Snakeskin Agate

var: Star Quartz

var: Youngite


2580 valid minerals. 812 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 46 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

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Aceite

Agglomerate

'Alaskite'

'Albitite'

Alluvium

Amphibolite

'Amygdaloid'

Andesite

'Anhydrock'

'Anomalous aubrite meteorite'

'Anomalous IAB iron meteorite'

'Anomalous IIIE iron meteorite'

'Anomalous PMG pallasite meteorite'

Anorthosite

Anthracite

'Apache Tears'

'Aplite'

'Aplitic granite'

'Argillite'

'Arkose'

Ash

Asphaltite

Aubrite meteorite

'Augen gneiss'

'Banded-ferruginous chert'

Banded iron formation

Basalt

Basanite

Bauxite

Beach dune sand

Beach sand

'Bentonite'

'Biotite gneiss'

'Biotite schist'

'Bituminous clay'

Bituminous-coal

Black shale

'Bostonite'

Boulders

Breccia

Calc-silicate rock

Caliche

'Californite'

Camptonite

Carbonaceous chondrite meteorite

Carbonatite

Cataclasite

Chalk

Chert

'Chlorite schist'

Clastic sedimentary rock

Clay

Claystone

Clinopyroxenite

CM2 chondrite meteorite

'CO3.0 chondrite meteorite'

'CO3.3 chondrite meteorite'

'CO3.7 chondrite meteorite'

Coal

Coarse-grained ("plutonic") crystalline igneous rock

Coarse-grained-ultramafic-rock

Conglomerate

'Copper ore'

'Cortlandite'

'Corundite'

CV3 chondrite meteorite

Dacite

'Devonite'

Diatomite

Diogenite meteorite

'Diopside-madupitic lamproite'

Diorite

'Dolerite'

Dolostone

Dunite

Eclogite

'EH4/5 chondrite meteorite'

'EL6/7 chondrite meteorite'

EL6 chondrite meteorite

'Eucrite cumulate meteorite'

Eucrite meteorite

'Eucrite monomict breccia meteorite'

'Eucrite polymict breccia meteorite'

Evaporite

'Exogreisen'

'Feldspathic-sandstone'

'Felsite'

Ferricrete

Fine-grained ("volcanic") normal crystalline igneous rock

'Fiorite'

'Flint'

'Fulgurite'

Gabbro

'Gabbrodiorite'

'Ganister'

Garnetite

'Garnet-mica schist'

'Geyserite'

Glassy rock

'Glaucophane schist'

Gneiss

'Gold ore'

Gossan

Granite

'Granitic gneiss'

Granitoid

Granodiorite

Granulite

'Graphic granite'

Gravel

Greenschist

Greenstone

Greisen

'Greywacke'

Guano

'Gyprock'

'H3.4 chondrite meteorite'

'H3-4 chondrite meteorite'

'H3.6 chondrite meteorite'

'H3-6 chondrite meteorite'

'H3.7 chondrite meteorite'

H3 chondrite meteorite

'H4-6 chondrite meteorite'

'H4-an chondrite meteorite'

H4 chondrite meteorite

H5 chondrite meteorite

H6 chondrite meteorite

Halite-stone

'Harrisite'

Harzburgite

H chondrite meteorite

'H/L4 chondrite meteorite'

'Hornblende-biotite granite'

'Hornblende gneiss'

'Hornblende porphyry'

Hornblendite

Hornfels

Howardite meteorite

IAB complex iron meteorite

IAB-MG iron meteorite

IAB-sHH iron meteorite

IAB-sLH iron meteorite

IAB-sLL iron meteorite

IAB-sLM iron meteorite

IC iron meteorite

'Ignimbritic tuff'

IIAB iron meteorite

IIC iron meteorite

IID iron meteorite

IIF iron meteorite

'IIG iron meteorite'

IIIAB iron meteorite

IIIE iron meteorite

IIIF iron meteorite

Illite-clay

Intermediate volcanic rock

Iron meteorite

'Iron ore'

Ironstone

IVA iron meteorite

IVB iron meteorite

'Jade'

'Jaspillite'

'Jet'

K3 chondrite meteorite

'Keratophyre'

Kimberlite

'L3.6 chondrite meteorite'

L3 chondrite meteorite

L4 chondrite meteorite

L5 chondrite meteorite

'L6/7 chondrite meteorite'

L6 chondrite meteorite

Lacustrine deposit

Lamproite

Lamprophyre

'Lapis lazuli'

Laterite

Latite

L chondrite meteorite

'Lead ore'

Lherzolite

Lignite

Limestone

Listvenite

'Litchfieldite'

'Lithic tuff'

'LL3.3 chondrite meteorite'

'LL3.7 chondrite meteorite'

LL4 chondrite meteorite

LL5 chondrite meteorite

LL6 chondrite meteorite

'L/LL3.4 chondrite meteorite'

'L/LL4 chondrite meteorite'

'L/LL6 chondrite meteorite'

Mafic volcanic rock

'Magnesian Limestone'

Marble

'Marl'

'Melagabbro'

Mesosiderite-A1 meteorite

Mesosiderite-A2 meteorite

'Mesosiderite-A3/4 meteorite'

Mesosiderite-A3 meteorite

Mesosiderite-B4 meteorite

Mesosiderite meteorite

Meta-andesite

Metabasalt

Metachert

Metaconglomerate

Metagabbro

Metagranite

Metagreywacke

Metamorphic rock

Metarhyolite

Metasandstone

Metasedimentary rock

Metavolcanic rock

'Mica schist'

'Microdiorite'

Migmatite

Minette

Monchiquite

Monzodiorite

Monzonite

Mud

Mudstone

Mylonite

Nakhlite meteorite

Nepheline-syenite

Nephrite

'Nickel laterite'

Norite

Obsidian

Olistostrome

'Olivine basalt'

Olivine-gabbro

'Ophiolite'

Ordinary chondrite meteorite

Organic-rich-rock

Peat

'Pegmatite'

'Pegmatitic granite'

Peridotite

PES pallasite meteorite

Phonolite

Phosphorite

Phyllite

Phyllonite

PMG pallasite meteorite

'Polymict breccia diogenite meteorite'

Porcellanite

'Porphyritic granite'

'Porphyritic rhyolite'

'Porphyry'

'Pozzolan'

Pumice

Pyroclastic-rock

Pyroxenite

Quartz-diorite

Quartzite

Quartz-latite

'Quartz-mica schist'

Quartz-monzodiorite

Quartz-monzonite

'Quartz porphyry'

Quartz-syenite

Rhyodacite

Rhyolite

'Rhyolitic tuff'

Rock

Rodingite

Sand

Sandstone

Saprolite

Sapropelite

Schist

Scoria

Sedimentary breccia

Sedimentary rock

Serpentinite

Shale

Shergottite meteorite

Shonkinite

Silt

Siltstone

Sinter

Skarn

Slag

Slate

Sodalite-syenite

Soil

Spessartite

Spilite

Syenite

'Tactite'

Tektite

'Till'

'Tillite'

Tonalite

Trachyandesite

Trachyte

Travertine

Troctolite

'Trondhjemite'

Tufa

Tuff

Tuffaceous-sandstone

Tuff-breccia

'Uintahite'

Unakite

'Ungrouped C2 chondrite meteorite'

'Ungrouped IAB iron meteorite'

'Ungrouped iron meteorite'

'Ungrouped pallasite meteorite'

Ureilite meteorite

'Vitric tuff'

'Vitrophyric porphyry'

'Volcanic breccia'

Wacke

Wehrlite

Welded tuff

Winonaite meteorite

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Department of Energy (1980) An assessment report on uranium in the United States of America. United States Department of Energy Report, GJO-111(80), 157 p.
Dahlkamp, F.J. (2010) Uranium deposits of the world, volume 2, USA and Latin America. Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 423 p.

Mindat Articles

U.S. Gem Industries: Labor Day 2000 by Scott L. Ritchie


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