Nevada is known as the “Silver State”, but it is our gold production that ranks highest in the nation (79% of US production) and fourth largest in the world. Other minerals and ores produced in the state include: aggregates, barite, copper, diatomite, dolomite, gypsum, limestone, lithium carbonate, magnesium oxide, molybdenum, perlite, precious opals, salt, silica sand, silver and specialty clays. Here is a video compilation of our mining aerial still images with drone video footage:
Nevada produces more gold than any other US State. In addition to gold Nevada produces other minerals and ores. Here are some aerial photography shots of mines throughout Nevada:
Mining companies use aerial imagery to document areas of all types of operations. Aerial images can also help quantify land disturbances and manage future resources.