Locations of focus areas to be used in the Earth Mapping Resource Initiative (Earth MRI) for planning and collection of geophysical, geological, geochemical, and topographic (lidar) data pertaining to the study of critical mineral resources in the US.
Show in a web browser window:
Show in Google Earth or other KML viewer:
focus.kmz (uncompressed KML file 154 megabytes)
focus.kmz (compressed KML file 47 megabytes)
Show in your GIS using OGC web services:
https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/emri-focus (WMS, version 1.3.0)
https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/emri-focus (WFS, version 1.1.0)
OGC WMTS tile services at https://mrdata.usgs.gov/mapcache/wmts/ by mineral system:
|Layer name||Mineral system|
|ms003||Basin brine path|
|ms017||Porphyry Sn (granite-related)|
Get the entire data set:
FocusAreas_Phase2_v2.gdb.zip (File geodatabase 61M bytes)
FocusAreas_Phase2_v2.zip (Shapefile 80M bytes)
Phase2_DataRelease_full_table.csv (CSV 824k bytes)
A re-expression of Table 1 in JSON format, including bibliographic references.
An effort undertaken by USGS as part of the Federal strategy to ensure secure and reliable supplies of critical minerals.
Web service (GeoJSON) providing information about focus areas for studies of the Earth MRI whose characteristics match a specific mineral system, deposit type, commodity, or state.
Web service providing category information for focus areas of the Earth MRI, returning GeoJSON.