Pennsylvania has 1,205 records of mines listed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
- 1,205 USGS records of mines in Pennsylvania.
- Iron , Zinc , Lead , Manganese , and Copper mines located in Pennsylvania. See All
by Total Mines
- Lehigh (246 Total Mines)
- Berks (131 Total Mines)
- Northampton (87 Total Mines)
- Franklin (78 Total Mines)
- Cumberland (76 Total Mines)
- Chester (66 Total Mines)
- York (56 Total Mines)
- Lancaster (48 Total Mines)
- Adams (45 Total Mines)
- Centre (45 Total Mines)
Historic Mining Records (USGS)
Pennsylvania has 1,205 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Pennsylvania mines are Iron , Zinc , and Lead . At the time these mines were surveyed, 59 mines in Pennsylvania were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine.1 Pennsylvania has 63 prospect mines.2 1,020 mines were in production at the time the data was entered into USGS records. Lehigh, Berks, and Northampton are the with the most mines.
Quick USGS Facts
- 1,205 records of mines in Pennsylvania.
- 63 records of prospects
- 59 records of mineral occurrences of observable ore mineralization.
- 63 records of mining plants
- 1,020 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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