Information technology methods

Information-related concerns on which people focus their work in support of scientific investigations and research.
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Data management (7 items)

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Digital Data from Mineral Investigation of Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Study Area, Alamosa, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, and Saguache Counties, Colorado, USA

Tabular and geospatial data digitized from a U.S. Bureau of Mines that presented results of a mineral resource potential survey in this area. Georeferenced scanned plates are provided in JPEG format, other data are provided in Esri file geodatabase, CSV, and shapefile formats.

Metadata standards for Magnetotelluric Time Series Data

A standard for expressing the detailed information needed to properly describe data produced in this type of scientific investigation. Data are provided in CSV format.

Prospect- and Mine-Related Features from U.S. Geological Survey 7.5- and 15-Minute Topographic Quadrangle Maps of the United States

Locations and characteristics of map symbols pertinent to mining appearing on historical USGS topographic maps. Data are provided in Esri file geodatabase and shapefile formats.

Prospect- and mine-related features on USGS topographic maps

Symbols indicating mining-related features digitized from historical USGS topographic maps in the western part of the conterminous US. Includes prospect pits, mine shafts and adits, quarries, open-pit mines, tailings piles and ponds, gravel and borrow pit

Record quality tables for the Mineral Resources Data System

Measures of quality for each of 304,643 records in the Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) database. This analysis is intended to separate records that describe those resources well and are trustworthy from those that lack fundamental information or cannot be verified easily. Data are provided in tab-delimited text, Microsoft Excel, and SQLite. PHP code used to carry out the analysis is included for reference.

Selected Data from Preliminary Report on the Timmins-Kirkland Lake Area Gold Deposits File

Data on gold deposits extracted from an existing publication (available only as an image) to enable analysis. The Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Ontario, Canada kindly granted permission to re-publish these data. These data are provided in CSV format.

Stillwater Complex, Montana: Logs of core drilled by Anaconda in the Nye Basin area, 1968 to 1982

Images of graphic drill core logs showing associated drill core information, explanation for the lithology and structure sections of the logs, locations of the drill holes, and tabular data compiled from handwritten notes on the logs. Data are provided in TIFF, shapefile, and CSV formats.

U.S. mineral dependence—Statistical compilation of U.S. and world mineral production, consumption, and trade, 1990–2010

The report provides insight into the dependence of the United States on foreign supply to meet the country’s mineral needs. This overview highlights the importance of understanding what is happening at each point along the supply chain.

Yale stocks and flows database (YSTAFDB) describing anthropogenic materials cycles, recycling, and criticality for 102 materials on spatial scales ranging from suburbs to global and timescales from the early 1800s to circa 2017

Relational database describing 102 materials from the early 1800s to circa 2017 through anthropogenic cycles, their recycling and criticality properties, and on spatial scales ranging from suburbs to global. Provided as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and CSV formats.