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Open-File Report 2010–1254

Mineral Facilities of Asia and the Pacific

By Michael S. Baker,1 Nurudeen Elias,1 Eric Guzmán,1 and Yadira Soto-Viruet2

1U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192.
2University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.

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This map displays over 1,500 records of mineral facilities throughout the continent of Asia and the countries of the Pacific Ocean. Each record represents one commodity and one facility type at a single geographic location. Facility types include mines, oil and gas fields, and plants, such as refineries, smelters, and mills. Common commodities of interest include aluminum, cement, coal, copper, gold, iron and steel, lead, nickel, petroleum, salt, silver, and zinc. Records include attributes, such as commodity, country, location, company name, facility type and capacity (if applicable), and latitude and longitude geographical coordinates (in both degrees-minutes-seconds and decimal degrees).

The data shown on this map and in table 1 were compiled from multiple sources, including (1) the 2008 U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook (Asia and the Pacific volume), (2) minerals statistics and information from the U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Information Web site (, and (3) data collected by U.S. Geological Survey minerals information country specialists. Other sources include statistical publications of individual countries, annual reports and press releases of operating companies, and trade journals. Due to the sensitivity of some energy commodity data, the quality of these data should be evaluated on a country-by-country basis. Additional information is available from the country specialists listed in table 2.

First posted November 2010

For additional information contact:
Michael S. Baker
U.S. Geological Survey
Mail Stop 991
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192

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Suggested citation:
Baker, M.S., Elias, Nurudeen, Guzmán, Eric, and Soto-Viruet, Yadira, 2010, Mineral facilities of Asia and the Pacific: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1254, 1 pl., 51-p. table, available only at

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