Mineral Land Classification
The California Geological Survey (CGS) has a project that provides objective economic-geologic expertise to assist in the protection and development of mineral resources through the land-use planning process. The project is mandated by the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA). The primary products are mineral land classification maps and reports. Local agencies are required to use the classification information when developing land-use plans and when making land-use decisions. The project is managed by CGS.
Aggregate Sustainability in California - Map Sheet 52, Updated 2012
This map and accompanying text provides general information about the current availability of California's permitted aggregate resources. The map compares projected aggregate demand for the next 50 years with currently permitted aggregate resources in 31 regions of the state. The map also highlights regions where there are less than 10 years of permitted aggregate supply remaining.
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Mineral Lands Classification Guidelines and Petition Information
Download Guidelines for Classification and Designation Petitions
Download Petition Form for Classification-Designation of Mineral Lands
The Petition needs to be sent to:
The State Mining and Geology Board
Attn: Stephen Testa
801 K Street MS 20-15
Sacramento, CA 95814
Make Check payable to: The State Mining and Geology Board