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Open-File Report 2010–1255

Mineral Facilities of Northern and Central Eurasia

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 almost 900 records of mineral facilities within the countries that formerly constituted the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). 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 most recently available data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook (Europe and Central Eurasia volume), (2) mineral statistics and information from the USGS Minerals Information Web site (, and (3) data collected by the USGS minerals information country specialists from sources, such as statistical publications of individual countries, annual reports and press releases of operating companies, and trade journals. Data reflect the most recent published table of industry structure for each country at the time of this publication. 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 Northern and Central Eurasia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1255, 1 pl., 27-p. table, available only at

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