Mines Abbreviations

Key to Abbreviations used in the Mines and Prospects Digital Database


AGENCY

  • BLM - U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • DOE - U.S. Department of Energy
  • DMA - Defense Minerals Administration
  • DMEA - Defense Minerals Exploration Administration
  • IBMG - Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology
  • IGS - Idaho Geological Survey
  • MSHA - Mining Safety and Health Administration
  • OME - Office of Mineral Exploration
  • USBM - U. S. Bureau of Mines
  • USDA - U. S. Department of Agriculture
  • USFS - U. S. Forest Service
  • USGS - U. S. Geological Survey
  • WFOC - Western Field Operations Center


PUBLICATION

  • B - Bulletin
  • CR - County Report
  • IC - Information Circular
  • MILS - Mineral Inventory Location Subsystem
  • MLA - Mineral Land Assessment
  • MPF - Mineral Property File
  • MRDS - Mineral Resources Data System
  • OFR - Open-File Report
  • P - Pamphlet
  • PP - Professional Paper
  • RI - Report of Investigation
  • SR - Special Report

More About Mines & Minerals

Current Mining Activity 
Idaho annual mining review (Regional Development) files

Search IGS Mines & Prospects Database (interactive webmap)

Inactive and Abandoned Mines

Mine Histories
Production and histories of past mines

Mineral Property Files
IGS maintains files on several thousand mining properties in the state.

Additional Mines Information

External Mining Links

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)


Contact Information

Virginia Gillerman, 208-332-4420, vgillerm@uidaho.edu