The PAMP (Principal Areas of Mine Pollution) data set is a compilation of 2,422 mining operations and their potential water-quality problems. This information was originally compiled in 1972 by the Division of Mines and Geology for the State Water Resources Control Board. It was published in a series of volumes of tabular data. The data set includes operations where production exceeded $100,000 or where other factors indicated a high potential for pollution.
The spatial data is available as a set of ESRI shapefiles compressed in a ZIP archive file (approx. 2.0 mb). The archive contains a shapefile for point data. The archive also contains this html file and FGDC metadata.
Office of Mine Reclamation
Abandoned Mine Lands Unit
801 K St., MS 09-06
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 323-9198
National Association of Abandoned Mine Programs | California Geological Survey | State Mining & Geology Board
Department of Toxic Substances Control | California State Lands Commission
Bureau of Land Management | Mine Safety & Health Administration
Office of Surface Mining | | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Forest Service | U.S. Geological Survey