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Mines and Mineral Resources

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Mines in the United States According to the Homeland Security Infrastructure Program Tiger Team Report Table E-2.V.1 Sub-Layer: Geographic Names, a mine is defined as a "place or area from which commercial minerals are or were removed from the Earth; not including oilfield (pit, quarry, shaft)". This dataset excludes sand and gravel quarries. Only mines believed to be operational are included. The intention of TGS is to include only those entities that meet the above definition. TGS was not able to contact all of the entities in this layer to verify that they met this definition, therefore some entities may be included in this layer that do not meet the definition. If a mine is closely associated with a manufacturing plant, [...]

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Purpose

Homeland Security Use Cases: Use cases describe how the data may be used, and help define and clarify requirements. 1) In the event of a threat against mines this dataset could be used to locate mines needing protection. 2) In the event of a general threat against the mining industry, this dataset could be used to contact the mining industry to apprise them of the threat. 3) This dataset, with the associated manufacturing dataset, could be used to identify single points of failure in the supply chain of critical industrial and military materials. 4) There has been an accident at a mine and a emergency medical personnel / rescue personnel must quickly deploy to the mine.

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<p> Techni Graphic Systems, Inc.</p>

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  • Mines

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