Nebraska has 788 records of mining claims on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and 7 records of mineral deposits listed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Mining Claims (BLM)
Nebraska has 788 mining claims on public land listed in The Diggings™. Of these claims, 0.38% are active while 99.62% are now closed. Sioux, Dawes, and Scotts Bluff are the most active counties in Nebraska.
Quick BLM Facts
- 788 records of mining claims on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
- 3 records of active mining claims
- 785 records of closed mining claims
Active Mines By County
Mining Geology (USGS)
Nebraska has 7 identified deposits listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Nebraska deposits are lead, talc-soapstone, and perlite. Nebraska has 1 prospect deposit.2 Douglas, Hall, and Cass are the counties with the most deposits.
Quick USGS Facts
- 7 records of mineral deposits in Nebraska.
- 1 records of prospects
- 1 records of mining plants
- 4 records of mineral producers
- 1 records of past producers
Deposits By County
2 Such deposits have some degree of development such as surface trenching, adits, shafts, drill holes, geophysics, geochemistry, or geological mapping to estimate grade and tonnage.
Mining Claim News From The Diggings™
Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and mining claims.
Understanding Claim Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Wether it is filing a mine or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Mine handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these mines harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.