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Industrial Minerals

Resource guide for developing industrial minerals on Indian trust land.

Industrial Minerals (IM) are a large family of practical and functional minerals that represent a higher value product than mineral aggregates, are typically long-lived mines and are low-environmental impact resources to mine and produce.

The industrial minerals group includes limestone, gypsum, bentonite, phosphate, decorative stone, silica sand, clinker, clay, zeolites, vermiculite, diatomite, dimension stone, and many others.

Indian Reservations of the Contiguous United States with Known or Potential Industrial Minerals

Industrial minerals map

(Note: This is not an exhaustive map of Tribes with known or potential industrial mineral wealth. Several Oklahoma and eastern states Tribes are not shown. This map does not include Tribes in the state of Alaska.)

Services for Industrial Minerals

The Division of Energy and Mineral Development provides project assistance to Tribes and individuals to develop industrial minerals on their trust land. Learn more about how we can help below.

Contact Us

Branch of Solid Minerals
Office of Trust Services, Division of Energy and Mineral Development 13922 Denver West Parkway, Ste. 200
Lakewood, CO 80401-3142
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT, Monday-Friday

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