U.S. mineral exploration by commodity 2015

This statistic shows the mineral exploration in the United States in 2015, by commodity, measured in meters drilled. In that year, gold exploration in the U.S. amounted to 48,900 meters drilled, using the method of churn and diamond drilling.

Mineral exploration in the United States in 2015 by commodity

Churn and diamond drillingRotary reverse and circulation drillingPercussion drilling, other drilling, and trenching
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Release date

October 2019


United States

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Supplementary notes

Missing values refer to data that was withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.
* Includes copper-molybdenum.
** Less than half of a unit.
*** Includes silver, platinum, and palladium, as well as withheld figures for copper, gold, lead, and silver.

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