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Mineral Resources

This section highlights activities of North Carolina's mineral industry and the state's mineral resources.

Mining permits Topographic maps and aerial photographs
Crushed stone (aggregates) in North Carolina
Provides an overview of crushed stone (aggregate) resources and production in North Carolina; also a virtual tour of an aggregate operation. 
Building stones (dimension stone) of North Carolina
Provides an overview of building stone resources in North Carolina and also a virtual tour of an building stone (dimension stone) operation. 
Assays (geochemical analytical laboratories) North Carolina Gold Information
Pilot plant laboratory and mineral beneficiation studies Mineral resources of North Carolina
Aggregates (physical and chemical properties) Project Earth (additional earth science education resources)
Geochemistry - stream sediment, domestic well and stream water geochemical data from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program. Mineral file contents -- Archdale office
Atlas of Opaque Ore Minerals Mineral file contents -- Asheville regional office
Standard reference materials (National Institute of Standards and Technology); use the Power Search option -- e.g. enter rocks, etc. Links to other earth science Internet sites