Asbestos mines, prospects, and occurrences in the US

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Van Gosen, Bradley S.
Title: Asbestos mines, prospects, and occurrences in the US
Publication_Date: 2011
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/asbestos/
Description:
Abstract:
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.
Purpose:
Provide general characteristics of historical mines and other occurrences to support regional mineral resource assessment and analysis of potential environmental effects.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20010901
Currentness_Reference:
Completion of web interfaces providing these data to the public; data come from previously published reports
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.7124
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.996
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.989
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.4779
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Keywords:
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Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
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Theme_Keyword: mine sites
Theme_Keyword: mineral deposit areas
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Lithologic classification of geologic map units
Theme_Keyword: Serpentinite
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Mineral Resources Data System commodity types
Theme_Keyword: Asbestos
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: economic geology
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: metamorphic rocks
Theme_Keyword: nonmetallic mineral resources
Place:
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Place_Keyword: fUS04 = Arizona
Place_Keyword: fUS05 = Arkansas
Place_Keyword: fUS06 = California
Place_Keyword: fUS08 = Colorado
Place_Keyword: fUS09 = Connecticut
Place_Keyword: fUS10 = Delaware
Place_Keyword: fUS12 = Florida
Place_Keyword: fUS13 = Georgia
Place_Keyword: fUS16 = Idaho
Place_Keyword: fUS17 = Illinois
Place_Keyword: fUS18 = Indiana
Place_Keyword: fUS19 = Iowa
Place_Keyword: fUS20 = Kansas
Place_Keyword: fUS21 = Kentucky
Place_Keyword: fUS22 = Louisiana
Place_Keyword: fUS23 = Maine
Place_Keyword: fUS24 = Maryland
Place_Keyword: fUS25 = Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: fUS26 = Michigan
Place_Keyword: fUS27 = Minnesota
Place_Keyword: fUS28 = Mississippi
Place_Keyword: fUS29 = Missouri
Place_Keyword: fUS30 = Montana
Place_Keyword: fUS31 = Nebraska
Place_Keyword: fUS32 = Nevada
Place_Keyword: fUS33 = New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: fUS34 = New Jersey
Place_Keyword: fUS35 = New Mexico
Place_Keyword: fUS36 = New York
Place_Keyword: fUS37 = North Carolina
Place_Keyword: fUS38 = North Dakota
Place_Keyword: fUS39 = Ohio
Place_Keyword: fUS40 = Oklahoma
Place_Keyword: fUS41 = Oregon
Place_Keyword: fUS42 = Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword: fUS44 = Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: fUS45 = South Carolina
Place_Keyword: fUS46 = South Dakota
Place_Keyword: fUS47 = Tennessee
Place_Keyword: fUS48 = Texas
Place_Keyword: fUS49 = Utah
Place_Keyword: fUS50 = Vermont
Place_Keyword: fUS51 = Virginia
Place_Keyword: fUS53 = Washington
Place_Keyword: fUS54 = West Virginia
Place_Keyword: fUS55 = Wisconsin
Place_Keyword: fUS56 = Wyoming
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peter N Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: USGS ER GD
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6533
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-6252
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pschweitzer@usgs.gov
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Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Distribution of asbestos locations in the continental US., (384 x 256 pixels)
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Van Gosen, Bradley S.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the eastern United States
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-1189
Publication_Information:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1189/
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ofr20051189
Source_Contribution: Asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in the eastern US
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Van Gosen, Bradley S.
Publication_Date: 2006
Title:
Reported historic asbestos prospects and natural asbestos occurrences in the central United States
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2006-1211
Publication_Information:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1211/
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ofr20061211
Source_Contribution:
Asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in the central states of the US
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Van Gosen, Bradley S.
Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
Reported Historic Asbestos Mines, Historic Asbestos Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in the Rocky Mountain States of the United States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming)
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2007-1182
Publication_Information:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1182/
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ofr20071182
Source_Contribution:
Asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Van Gosen, Bradley S.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Reported Historic Asbestos Mines, Historic Asbestos Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in the Southwestern United States (Arizona, Nevada, and Utah)
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2008-1095
Publication_Information:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1095/
Source_Contribution:
Asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Van Gosen, Bradley S.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Reported Historic Asbestos Mines, Historic Asbestos Prospects, and Other Natural Occurrences of Asbestos in Oregon and Washington
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2010-1041
Publication_Information:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1041/
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ofr20101041
Source_Contribution:
Asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in Oregon and Washington
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Van Gosen, Bradley S.
Originator: Clinkenbeard, John P.
Publication_Date: 2011
Title:
Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in California
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2011-1188
Publication_Information:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1188/
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ofr20111188
Source_Contribution:
Asbestos, fibrous amphiboles and talc deposits of Death Valley in California
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were drawn from the previously published reports, combined, references linked to the records, and the information stored in a fully relational database with specialized web interfaces providing access by maps, geographic and topical browse, web services, and a variety of download options.
Process_Date: 20110901
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 913
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: main
Entity_Type_Definition: General site characteristics
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rec_id
Attribute_Definition:
Site number.

Record identifier for a site description, applies only within this database. Integer values. Int of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: state
Attribute_Definition:
State.

US state in which the site occurs. Textual values of no more than 2 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: county
Attribute_Definition:
County.

County in which the site occurs. Textual values of no more than 32 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: site_name
Attribute_Definition:
Historic site name as reported.

Name of the site or mine. Textual values of no more than 128 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: devel
Attribute_Definition:
Development.

Extent of development, may also include feature type. Textual values of no more than 48 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 55 records have no value for devel.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: latitude
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude.

Geographic latitude in decimal degrees, NAD27. Real numbers stored in double precision.
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 48.989
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: longitude
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude.

Geographic longitude in decimal degrees, NAD27. Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: -67.996
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: oremin
Attribute_Definition:
Asbestiform mineral(s) reported.

Notes on asbestiform minerals found at the site. Textual values of no more than 254 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 55 records have no value for oremin.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: assocmin
Attribute_Definition:
Associated minerals reported.

Notes on non-asbestiform minerals found at the site. Textual values of no more than 200 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 58 records have no value for assocmin.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: hostrock
Attribute_Definition:
Host rock(s) reported.

Types of rock in the deposit or unit hosting asbestiform minerals. Textual values of no more than 200 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 55 records have no value for hostrock.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: source
Attribute_Definition:
Publication.

USGS identifier of the publication from which this particular description was drawn. Textual values of no more than 12 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Information not available for this record. 109 records have no value for source.
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Entity_Type_Definition: Minerals reported at the site
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Attribute_Label: rec_id
Attribute_Definition:
Site number.

Record identifier for a site description, applies only within this database. Integer values. Int of width 4.
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Attribute_Definition:
Role of mineral.

Role of mineral (asbestos or associated). Textual values of no more than 16 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: name
Attribute_Definition:
Mineral name.

Mineral name. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Detailed_Description:
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Site number.

Record identifier for a site description, applies only within this database. Integer values. Int of width 4.
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Attribute_Definition:
Short citation.

Short in-text citation, including page number. Textual values of no more than 100 characters.
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Attribute_Label: ref_id
Attribute_Definition:
Reference number.

Unique identifier for a bibliographic reference within this database. Integer values. Int of width 4.
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Reference number.

Unique identifier for a bibliographic reference within this database. Integer values. Int of width 4.
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Short citation.

Short in-text citation, not including page number. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
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Attribute_Label: reference
Attribute_Definition:
Bibliographic reference.

Full bibliographic citation as found in USGS report bibliographies. Textual values of no more than 254 characters.
Attribute:
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Online linkage.

URL for the report, if online. Textual values of no more than 128 characters.
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Publication.

USGS identifier of the publication from which this particular reference was drawn. Textual values of no more than 12 characters.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peter N Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: USGS ER GD
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6533
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-6252
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pschweitzer@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Consolidated asbestos occurrence database
Distribution_Liability:
This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards (or with the North American Stratigraphic Code). Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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Metadata_Date: 20161207
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peter N Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: USGS Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA
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