Tennessee has 1,572 records of mines listed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
- 1,572 USGS records of mines in Tennessee.
- Iron , Zinc , Manganese , Lead , and Uranium mines located in Tennessee. See All
Historic Mining Records (USGS)
Tennessee has 1,572 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Tennessee mines are Iron , Zinc , and Manganese . At the time these mines were surveyed, 430 mines in Tennessee were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine.1 Tennessee has 418 prospect mines.2 696 mines were in production at the time the data was entered into USGS records. Monroe, Johnson, and Carter are the with the most mines.
Quick USGS Facts
- 1,572 records of mines in Tennessee.
- 418 records of prospects
- 430 records of mineral occurrences of observable ore mineralization.
- 28 records of mining plants
- 696 records of mineral producers
Mines By County
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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Mining Claim News From The Diggings™
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Understanding Claim Ownership
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Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
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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.
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