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Economic Geology Mineral Resource Files (Virginia)


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The Economic Geology Mineral Resource Files comprise an extensive collection of reports documenting visits to mine sites, letters to and from mineral operators and land owners, unpublished laboratory analytical reports, field notes, photographs, sketch maps, and historic newspaper and periodical clippings pertaining to inactive mine and prospect locations throughout Virginia. The files are organized by folders and are stored in metal file cabinets. Document scanning, digital conversion, georeferencing site locations, and metadata creation is in progress. There are an estimated 9,500 documents.

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Contact the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Division of Geology and Mineral Resources at (434) 951-6341. Additional information and reports may be available using the OnlineResource Link.


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Documents are obtained from Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources.

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