in the 19th century, gold fever was prevalent in the ural region near ekaterinburg. there are many legends of the lost mines, for example in mamin-sibiryak's stories. there are many modern stories of lost diamond mines in the yakutia region of north and northeast russia; united states. lost padre mine, various locations in usa
in 2018 the united states produced 210 tonnes of gold down from 237 tonnes in 2017 from 12 states, worth about us$8.5 billion, and 6.4% of world production, making it the fourth-largest gold-producing nation, behind china, australia and russia.
zinc mining in the united states produced 780,000 tonnes 860,000 short tons of zinc in 2019, making it the world's fourth-largest zinc producer, after china, australia, and peru. most us zinc came from the red dog mine in alaska. the industry employed about 2,500 in mining and milling, and 250 in smelting.
this list of gold mines in the united states is subsidiary to the list of mines article and lists working, defunct and future mines in the country and is organised by the primary mineral output. for practical purposes stone, marble and other quarries may be included in this list. alaska-gastineau mine; atlantic cable quartz lode; battle branch mine
the lost nigger gold mine is a legendary mine in the folklore of the united states. according to the legend, in 1887 four brothers in dryden, texas—frank, jim, john, and lee reagan—hired an illiterate seminole man named william kelly to help with work on their ranch.
pages in category 'gold mining companies of the united states' the following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. this list may not reflect recent changes .
gold mining is a major industry in the u.s. state of nevada.in 2018 mining overall contributed $8.42 billion to the state's economy, $7.2 billion from gold and silver mining. gold production from nevada is higher than any other u.s. state, 5,581,160 troy ounces 173,590 kg in 2018, accounting for 78% of gold produced in the united states and 6.3% of the world's production.
leading copper-producing mines. leading copper-producing mines in the u.s. in 2018, in order of output: the mines on this list account for more than 99% of u.s. mine copper production.