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An abrasive is any substance suitable for grinding, polishing, cutting, or scouring. Natural abrasives include diamond, emery, garnet, silica sand, diatomite, and pumice;

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Other Commodities associated with Abrasives *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Abrasives)
Feldspar111,2790.86% of all Feldspar deposits have Abrasives.10.48% of all Abrasives deposits have Feldspar.
Silica107431.35% of all Silica deposits have Abrasives.9.52% of all Abrasives deposits have Silica.
Iron106,4360.16% of all Iron deposits have Abrasives.9.52% of all Abrasives deposits have Iron.
Tungsten101,4920.67% of all Tungsten deposits have Abrasives.9.52% of all Abrasives deposits have Tungsten.
Gemstones97011.28% of all Gemstones deposits have Abrasives.8.57% of all Abrasives deposits have Gemstones.
Mica92,3040.39% of all Mica deposits have Abrasives.8.57% of all Abrasives deposits have Mica.
Rare Earths73861.81% of all Rare Earths deposits have Abrasives.6.67% of all Abrasives deposits have Rare Earths.
Zircon71414.96% of all Zircon deposits have Abrasives.6.67% of all Abrasives deposits have Zircon.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on

Deposits of AbrasivesHide

This map shows a selection of deposits that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates.
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Thackaringa District
  • Western Australia
    • Northampton Shire
      • Port Gregory
  • Wallonia
    • Luxembourg
      • Stavelot Massif
  • Nova Scotia
    • Yarmouth Co.
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Dana Township
  • Québec
    • Laurentides
      • Les Laurentides RCM
        • Labelle
  • Alaotra-Mangoro
    • Moramanga
      • Beforona
  • Aust-Agder
    • Arendal
      • Arendal Iron Mines
        • Neskilen Mines
  • Vestfold
    • Horten
      • Borre
  • Republic of Karelia
    • Belomorsky District
    • Louhi District
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Žarnovica Co.
      • Hodruša-Hámre (Hodritsch)
  • Alaska
    • Wrangel City and Bourough
      • Petersburg Mining District
    • Yakutat
      • Yakutat Mining District
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
      • Rampart Mining District
  • Arizona
    • Apache Co.
      • Mexican Water
    • Coconino Co.
      • Grand Canyon
    • Mohave Co.
      • Aquarius Mts (Aquarius Range; Peacock Range)
        • Wikieup
  • California
    • Alameda Co.
      • Berkeley
    • San Diego Co.
      • Banner Mining District
        • Banner
  • Colorado
    • Clear Creek Co.
      • Lower Clear Creek Area
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Clear Creek Pegmatite Province
      • Lower Clear Creek Area
    • Lake Co.
      • Leadville Mining District
    • Park Co.
      • Lake George Beryllium area (Badger Flats Beryllium area; Mountain Dale)
    • San Juan Co.
      • Animas Mining District
  • Connecticut
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Roxbury
  • Georgia
    • Monroe Co.
  • Idaho
    • Benewah Co.
      • Camas Cove Mining District
    • Clearwater Co.
      • Teakean Butte Area
    • Idaho Co.
      • Golden Area
      • Warren Mining District (Marshall Mining District)
    • Latah Co.
      • Ruby Creek Mining District
    • Shoshone Co.
      • Camas Cove Mining District
    • Valley Co.
      • Bear Valley Area
      • Deadwood Mining District
      • Long Valley Mining District
    • Franklin Co.
      • Rangeley
  • Massachusetts
    • Hampden Co.
      • Russell
  • Montana
    • Beaverhead Co.
      • Lost Creek Mining District
      • Ruby Range
      • Utopia Mining District (Birch Creek Mining District)
    • Granite Co.
      • Sapphire Mountains Area
    • Jefferson Co.
    • Lewis and Clark Co.
      • Boulder Mountains Area
    • Madison Co.
      • Alder Gulch Mining District (Virginia City Mining District; Fairweather Mining District)
      • Ruby Range
    • Ravalli Co.
      • Bitterroot River Drainage Area
    • Silver Bow Co.
      • Highland Mining District (Siberia Mining District)
  • New Hampshire
    • Merrimack Co.
      • Danbury
  • New York
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • Gouverneur
    • Warren Co.
      • North River
  • North Carolina
    • Avery Co.
    • Burke Co.
      • Petche Gap
    • Macon Co.
    • Madison Co.
      • Marshall
  • Pennsylvania
    • Delaware Co.
      • Bethel Township
        • Chelsea
  • South Carolina
    • Cherokee Co.
      • Kings Mountain Mining District
    • Oconee Co.
  • Utah
    • Beaver Co.
      • Mineral Mts (Mineral Range)
        • Granite Mining District (North Granite Mining District)
    • Juab Co.
      • Drum Mts
        • Detroit Mining District (Drum Mining District; Joy Mining District)
    • San Juan Co.
  • Wyoming
    • Albany Co.
    • Carbon Co.
      • Seminoe Mountains District
    • Fremont Co.
      • Copper Mountain Mining District
      • South Pass-Atlantic City Mining District
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