U.S. and State Government Resources
Government publications, databases and websites are a major source of mining engineering information.
Some government publications can be located using Usearch, the University of Utah library catalog. The websites and search tools below will help you locate additional information resources.
Please contact Peter Kraus, the subject specialist for Federal/State/HMSO documents, Shane Wallace, the subject specialist for Federal Government information, or Mark England, the Mining Engineering subject specialist if you need further help or suggestions. Their contact information is included in their profile boxes on this page.
Primary and General Sources of U.S. Federal Government Information
Mining, Geosciences, and Environmental Information from the U.S. Government
The U.S. government provides a large number of datbases and websites providing information on minerals, mining information and other technical data.
Bureau of Mines (USBM)
The United States Bureau of Mines was established in 1910 and abolished in 1996. The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) maintains the entire collection of the Bureau's 5,000 publications in the NTRL. Many of the Bureau of Mines technical reports are available in digital form in the Technical Reports Archive and Image Library (TRAIL). Several of the US Bureau of Mines' programs were transferred to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), the National Mine Map Repository (NMMR), and the Department of Energy.
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