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You may have noticed that posts to our New & Views section have been light over the last few months. The lack of content is due in part to the reduction in land actions being proposed since our new president took office. At the end of last year there were proposed withdrawals being published each week. Many of these are now under review by the new administration. We will keep you updated on any changes that occur.

Only a few very small withdrawals have been recently proposed. Because our time won't be spent mapping land withdrawals, we will be able to add a few other features to New & Views that I think you will enjoy.

I recently had visitors from the East Coast who were fascinated by the sheer size of the active mines they saw on their explorations around Arizona (and that was what could be seen from the road!) Those unfamiliar with western lands are generally unexposed to the mining industry and have a limited understanding of the actual size of these mines and the importance of their production.

I will be doing a series of posts on some of the more interesting mines in the United States with basic facts and a custom map to take you around the mine site. First up is Bingham Canyon in Utah. Wander around and take a look at one of the largest active mines in the country.
by Leigh
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 01:34 PM

Land Matters has a new Meteorite Map.

Our United States Meterorite Falls shows the locations of over 2,000 metorite falls in the US.

There is a wealth of information about each fall behind the map. Use the Map Information Tool to link directly to the Meteoritical Bulletin Database details on any fall to get more specific information. You will find info on when the fall occurred, what type of meteorite it is, images of the meteorites themselves and everything else that is known about the fall.

The Meteorite Bulletin Database is the offical database of the Meteoritical Society. This international organization names and records all meteorite falls and is the primary resource for meteoritic information.

SELECT the United States Meteorite Falls map from the Minerals Maps right hand menu and find a meteorite of your own!

by Leigh
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:55 PM

You can now geographically search thousands of Geology Maps & Reports with a single click at Land Matters.

The National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) is a project of the USGS and the best source available for locating geologic maps. You can now search the NGMDB catalog of geologic maps directly from all Land Matters Geology Maps.

This targeted search is a quick way to get the Geologic information you need for your research.


Take me to the Geology Maps
Choose a Geology Map from the right side menus, ZOOM IN and use the Identify Tool to query the map. In the results window use the Click for Map List link to access the available maps.

A new tab will open in your browser that shows a list of geologic maps in your area of interest. To keep the list manageable, we have limited the search criteria to bedrock and surficial geologic maps with a scale between 1:1 and 1:500k that are within the 24k quadrangle that you selected. This will provide the most detailed maps available.

by Leigh
Monday, September 19, 2016, 04:25 PM

Land Status, Mining, Land Matters
Mining Claims Maps Updated 9/15/2016
As we do twice each month the Land Matters Mining Claims Maps were updated yesterday the 15th of September.

Click HERE to view the maps.
by Barry
Friday, September 16, 2016, 11:20 PM


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