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Alaska map quadrangles at 1:250,000 scale
Outlines of 1:250,000 scale map quadrangles in Alaska for use as a geographic reference within Google Earth or other software capable of interpreting KML, with links to additional mineral resource-related geoscientific information produced by USGS.
Radiometric ages of rocks from Alaska
Radiometric ages of rocks or minerals sampled from Alaska. The data were collected from professional publications and/or received from researchers and used by permission.
Aerial gamma-ray surveys in Alaska
Measurements indicating abundance of radioactive elements in near-surface rocks. Grids and flight-line data from surveys flown 1976-1980.
Geologic map of Alaska
Data derived from the 1980 Geologic Map of Alaska compiled by H.M. Beikman and published by the USGS. The map is a regional summary of geologic formations and units at 1:2,500,000 scale. Does not include faults, volcanoes, or correlation chart.
Alaska geologic map data
A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Alaska, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.
Composite and merged aeromagnetic data for Alaska
Magnetic anomaly expressed in grids with regular spacing derived from 85 separate surveys and provided in several different formats.
Cretaceous magmatic rocks of Alaska
Data derived from the 1994 map "Latest Cretaceous and Cenozoic magmatic rocks of Alaska" compiled by E.J. Moll-Stalcup, D.A. Brew, and T.L. Vallier, published (at 1:2,500,000 scale) in volume G-1 of "The Geology of Alaska" (GSA)
Alaska Resource Data File
A comprehensive database of Alaskan mineral deposits compiled from the published literature and from unpublished reports and data from industry, the US Bureau of Land Management, and USGS.
Asbestos mines, prospects, and occurrences in the US
Location and mineralogical characteristics of former mines, prospects, and occurrences of asbestos in the continental US. No asbestos producing mines are currently active. Data here are drawn from several previously published reports.
Generalized thermal maturity map of Alaska
Data derived from the 1996 "Generalized Thermal Maturity Map of Alaska" compiled by M.J. Johnsson and D.G. Howell, published in USGS Bulletin 2142. Combines vitrinite reflectance and conodont alteration index in generalized units.
Geology of the conterminous United States
A digital version of the Geologic Map of the United States, originally published at a scale of 1:2,500,000 (King and Beikman, 1974b). It excludes Alaska and Hawaii.
Photographs of historical mining operations in Colorado and Utah
A collection of photographs of mine sites, mining operations, and tailings taken prior to 1980 at a variety of sites throughout Colorado and Utah.
Mining claim activity on Federal lands in the contiguous US and Alaska
Number and type of mine claims located on Federal lands and registered with the Bureau of Land Management, by year from 1976 through 2007.
Alaska Geochemical Database (AGDB)-Geochemical data for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media
Geochemical analyses of rocks, mineral separates, bulk samples from lake and stream sediments, heavy mineral concentrates, and soils collected by USGS from 1962 to 2009.
Alaska Geochemical Database, v2
Geochemical analyses of rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and heavy mineral concentrate samples in Alaska analyzed from 1962 through 2009, with best-value estimates.
Geochemical and mineralogical data for soils of the conterminous United States
Systematic geochemical and mineralogical survey of soil horizons analyzed using a consistent set of methods, sample spacing 1 per 1,600 sq km.
Basement domain map of the conterminous US and Alaska
Seventy-seven major components of the North American continent were delineated at a general scale (1:5,000,000); including the general composition, geological environment, and types of primary metals endowments that can be expected in each domain.
General geologic map of the world
World geology compiled by the Geological Survey of Canada at approximately 1:35,000,000 scale, specifying age (to era) and general lithology of major geologic units, with sources.
Active mines and mineral plants in the US
Mine plants and operations for commodities monitored by the National Minerals Information Center of the USGS. Operations included are those considered active in 2003 and surveyed by the USGS.
Value of mineral production by state in the US
The value of mineral production by state in the United States. The data represent commodities covered by the Minerals Information Team (MIT) of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Mineral operations outside the United States
Mineral facilities and operations outside the United States compiled by the National Minerals Information Center of the USGS.
Mineral Resource Data System
MRDS describes metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources throughout the world. Included are deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic characteristics, production, reserves, resources, and references.
Terrestrial radioactivity and gamma-ray exposure in the United States and Canada
Data generated by aerial sensing of radiation emanating from the earth's surface provides general estimates of the geographic distribution of Uranium, Thorium, and Potassium in surficial and bedrock units. Covers the conterminous United States, southeaste
National Geochemical Database: Concentrate
Geochemistry of concentrates from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.
National Geochemical Database: Rock
Geochemical analysis of rock samples collected and analyzed by the USGS. This dataset includes and supersedes rock data formerly released as "Geochemistry of igneous rocks in the US extracted from the PLUTO database"
National Geochemical Database: Sediment
Geochemical analysis of sediment samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are of stream sediment in the continental US and Alaska.
National Geochemical Database: Soil
Geochemical analysis of soil samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.
National Mineral Resource Assessment 1998
Estimates of the tonnages and amounts of contained metal in undiscovered deposits, mineral deposit types.
Geochemistry of stream sediments in the US from the NURE-HSSR database
National-scale geochemical analysis of stream sediments and soils in the US collected and analyzed under the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program.
Rare earth element mines, deposits, and occurrences
This dataset contains location, geologic and mineral economic data for world rare earth mines, deposits, and occurrences. The data in this compilation were derived from published and non-published sources.
Sediment-hosted copper deposits of the world: Deposit models and database
Characteristics of 785 deposits, including grade, tonnage, rocks, mineralogy, and references
World copper smelters
Locations and characteristics of the copper smelters throughout the world as of 2002.
Data set of world phosphate mines, deposits, and occurrences-- Part A. Geologic Data; Part B. Location and Mineral Economic Data
Geologic and mineral resource information for 1635 deposits of phosphate worldwide
National Geochronological Database
Radiometric ages of geological materials by K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, fission track, and U-Th-Pb dating methods. A revision of DDS-14 correcting locations and providing the data in more convenient formats.
National geochemical survey database
National-scale geochemical analysis of stream sediments and soils in the US, from existing data, reanalysis of existing samples, and new sampling. Goal for sample density is one per 289 square km.
Major mineral deposits of the world
Regional locations and general geologic setting of known deposits of major nonfuel mineral commodities. Originally compiled in five parts by diverse authors, combined here for convenience despite likely inconsistencies among the regional reports.
Porphyry copper deposits of the world
Information on porphyry copper deposits from around the world with grade and tonnage models, a general classification based on geologic setting, mineralogy, with data allowing locations of these deposits to be plotted using GIS.
Volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits of the world; database and grade and tonnage models
Information on VMS deposits from around the world with new grade and tonnage models for three subtypes of VMS deposits and data allowing locations of all deposits to be plotted using GIS.
An index to PGE-Ni-Cr deposits and occurrences in selected mineral-occurrence databases (web-accessible database)
A compendium of references to previously published databases and database records that describe PGE, nickel, and chromium deposits and occurrences. These data show where to obtain more detailed information about each deposit or occurrence.
Carbonatites of the world, explored deposits of Nb and REE; database and grade and tonnage models
Data on 60 of the 527 known carbonatites in the world, providing reliable quantitative data on ore tonnages and grades of niobium and REE.
Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
This report provides information on sediment-hosted zinc-lead mineral deposits based on the geologic settings that are observed on regional geologic maps.
Mineral resource data for Mississippi Valley-Type and clastic-dominated sediment-hosted lead-zinc deposits
Map interface and data download of Sed Zn-Pb data including KML and GIS data formats
Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world
Location, type, mineralogy, name, tonnage and grade, and geological setting for 120 deposits of this type. The US has no active nickel mines or nickel reserves.
Maps of hydrothermal alteration in the Basin and Range province of the US
Maps and data showing the geographic distribution of surficial minerals likely produced by hydrothermal alteration, which may indicate areas permissive of gold and copper mineral deposits.
Sediment-hosted gold deposits of the world
Location and characteristics of 123 sediment-hosted gold deposits worldwide.
Geochemical and mineralogical maps for soils of the conterminous United States
Geochemical and mineralogical maps along with a histogram, boxplot, and empirical cumulative distribution function plot for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801
Chemical analyses of soils and other surficial materials of the conterminous US
Geochemistry of soils and other regoliths collected and analyzed by Hans Shacklette and colleagues from 1958 until about 1976.
Geology of Puerto Rico
Geologic units and faults from USGS Open File Report 98-38, concerning assessment of the mineral resources of Puerto Rico
Geochemical landscape of the conterminous US: maps of NURE-HSSR data
Maps derived from a subset of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance data. Samples are from streams, lakes, ponds, springs, playas, and soils. Includes Na, Ti, Fe, Cu, Zn, As, Ce, Hf, Pb, Th, and U.
Geochemistry of sediments in the US from the PLUTO database
Geochemical data for unconsolidated sediments (stream sediments, lake sediments, etc.) collected in the US and analyzed by the USGS. These data were originally entered in the PLUTO database, which is now merged into the National Geochemistry Database.
Geochemistry of soils in the US from the PLUTO database
Geochemical data for soils collected in the United States and analyzed by the USGS. The data were originally entered into the in-house PLUTO database. This is a subset of DDS-47.
Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina
Point locations with characteristics of mines and prospects.
Geochemistry of unconsolidated sediments in the US from the RASS database
Geochemical data for unconsolidated sediments (stream sediments, lake sediments, etc.) collected by USGS personnel and analyzed by USGS. These data were part of the Rock Analysis Storage System and are now merged into the National Geochemistry Database.
Geochemistry of soils in the US from the RASS database
Geochemical data for soils collected by USGS personnel and analyzed by the USGS. These data were originally entered into the Rock Analysis Storage System (RASS), a database that is now merged into the National Geochemistry Database.
Evaporite-related potash resources: deposits and permissive tracts worldwide
Includes descriptions of 981 known occurrences and deposits as well as qualitative assessment of undiscovered resource potential in 84 permissive tracts.
Podiform chromite deposits--database and grade and tonnage models
Location and characteristics of 1,124 individual mineral deposits of this type, with grade and tonnage models for chromium as well as several related elements.
Magnetic anomaly map of North America
Airborne measurement of the earth's magnetic field over all of North America provides gridded data describing the magnetic anomaly caused by variations in earth materials and structure.
Bouguer gravity anomaly grid for the conterminous US
Measurements of the gravitational field vary slightly from place to place due to the composition and structure of Earth's crust. This digital grid describes the Bouguer gravity anomaly for the conterminous US.
Isostatic residual gravity anomaly grid for the conterminous US
Measurements of the gravitational field vary slightly from place to place due to the composition and structure of Earth's crust. This digital grid describes the isostatic residual gravity anomaly for the conterminous US.

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