Alabama has 3,536 records of mines listed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
- 3,536 USGS records of mines in Alabama.
- Iron , Aluminum , Gold , Manganese , and Copper mines located in Alabama. See All
by Total Mines
- Barbour (615 Total Mines)
- Calhoun (352 Total Mines)
- Franklin (294 Total Mines)
- Crenshaw (231 Total Mines)
- Pike (226 Total Mines)
- Clay (166 Total Mines)
- Covington (139 Total Mines)
- Cherokee (135 Total Mines)
- Jefferson (134 Total Mines)
- Butler (130 Total Mines)
Historic Mining Records (USGS)
Alabama has 3,536 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Alabama mines are Iron , Aluminum , and Gold . At the time these mines were surveyed, 2,308 mines in Alabama were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine.1 Alabama has 270 prospect mines.2 943 mines were in production at the time the data was entered into USGS records. Barbour, Calhoun, and Franklin are the with the most mines.
Quick USGS Facts
- 3,536 records of mines in Alabama.
- 270 records of prospects
- 2,308 records of mineral occurrences of observable ore mineralization.
- 15 records of mining plants
- 943 records of mineral producers
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1 Grade, tonnage, and extent of mineralization for such mines are unspecified.
2 Such mines have some degree of development such as surface trenching, adits, shafts, drill holes, geophysics, geochemistry, or geological mapping to estimate grade and tonnage.
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