State Planning Board Mining studies
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
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Scope and Content
The State Planning Board gathered research and created statistical studies on Utah's natural resources including mineral studies and the mining industry. The board worked with both federal and state agencies to identify problems and create plans relative to conserving Utah's natural resources and these studies were essential to their objectives. These are studies that focus specifically on Utah's mineral resources and industries. They include reports on mine taxation; benefits to Utah from mining; reports on various minerals; mineral charts and graphs; coal studies; fertilizer minerals and related pilot plants; a Helper coal project; iron resources; the steel industry; and a bibliography of the silver industry.
Alphabetical by report.
Maps from the State Planning Board, Series 5597, has maps of mining areas in Bingham.
Industrial trends studies from the State Planning Board, Series 21987, has reports of minerals in the western states.
Industrial resources from the State Planning Board, Series 22009, has more information on Utah's mining industry.
Smoke abatement reports from the State Planning Board, Series 22014, has studies concerning pollution in Utah's cities due to burning coal.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by M. Call in 1999. It was microfilmed for reference use in 2003. Hard copy was not retained; box and folder headings serve merely to index items on the film.
- Mines and mineral resources—Taxation—Utah.
- Utah—Mines and mineral resources—Research.
- Utah—Mineral industries.
|1||1||1||Advantages of Utah's metalliferous mine taxation system|
|1||1||2||Benefits to Utah from the mining industry; 1935|
|1||1||3||The coal study, part 1; 1929|
|1||1||4||The coal study, part 2; 1929|
|1||1||5||Fertilizer minerals in Utah; 1936|
|1||1||6||Helper coal project|
|1||1||8||Mineral charts and graphs|
|1||1||9||Mineral reports- development of potash, alunite, aluminum, and gold|
|1||1||10||Minerals industry summary; 1935|
|1||2||1||Mine taxation in the United States; 1936|
|1||2||2||Notes on the Utilization of Marysvale Alunite; 1936|
|1||2||3||Pilot plant for producing phosphate fertilizer report|
|1||2||4||Preliminary survey of the present development of the iron resources of Utah; 1936|
|1||2||5||Production and value of minerals|
|1||2||6||Production in Utah; 1938-1940|
|1||2||7||Report on Utah's steel industry; 1941|
|1||2||9||The story of copper and other minerals; 1935|
|1||2||10||Sulphur mining and milling; 1934|