Photographs of historical mining operations in Colorado and Utah

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: McGregor, Joseph K.
Originator: Abston, Carl
Title:
Photographs of historical mining operations in Colorado and Utah
Publication_Date: 1994
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Data Series
Issue_Identification: 12
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/mine-photos/
Description:
Abstract:
A collection of photographs of mine sites, mining operations, and tailings taken prior to 1980 at a variety of sites throughout Colorado and Utah.

A database of photograph metadata is provided to contain the subject and location of each photograph.
Purpose:
Make available visual information about historical mines and mining operations that generally do not exist now in their original form. This site specific information can inform policy discussions with regard to site remediation.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1900
Ending_Date: 1980
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition; photographs were taken throughout this time interval
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -114.05
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -102.05
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Alexandria Digital Library Feature Type Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: disposal sites
Theme_Keyword: industrial sites
Theme_Keyword: mine sites
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Common geographic areas thesaurus
Place_Keyword: fUS08 = Colorado
Place_Keyword: fUS49 = Utah
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General glossary for mineral resources spatial data
Theme_Keyword: PNG
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: abandoned mines and quarries
Theme_Keyword: business and economics
Theme_Keyword: coal resources
Theme_Keyword: economic geology
Theme_Keyword: image collections
Theme_Keyword: metallic ores
Theme_Keyword: mine waste
Theme_Keyword: nonmetallic mineral resources
Theme_Keyword: photography
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
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
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Information drawn from the original CD was taken from publications containing the photographs; these have not been independently verified.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Photograph descriptions come from multiple scientific authors, so vary in level of detail and in the type of information they contain.
Completeness_Report:
Of 558 photographs, 523 lack PLSS information; 495 lack map quadrangle; and 253 lack a mineral commodity name.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: McGregor, Joseph K.
Originator: Abston, C. C.
Publication_Date: 1994
Title:
Photographs of historical mining operations in Colorado and Utah from the U.S. Geological Survey Library
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data Series
Issue_Identification: 12
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey,
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ds12
Type_of_Source_Media: digital photos on CD
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DDS-12 CD-ROM
Source_Contribution:
Information contained in this source was reformatted and rewritten to reflect internet access through the web instead of distribution on CD-ROM
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
PCX images were converted to PNG format using ImageMagick 6.7.7.

Image attribute data were converted from gsmphoto format to SQLite using PHP scripts, with small manual modifications to fix errors.

Image description and display software was built for the web using PHP and SQLite 3.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DDS-12 CD-ROM
Process_Date: 201302
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Photographs are not strictly georeferenced; instead the state and county of the subject is given for each photograph. Some photographs have additional information such as USGS map quadrangle (in the 7.5 minute series) or PLSS (section, township, and range).
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: photos
Entity_Type_Definition:
Attribute information describing the photos, their subjects, and the location of their subjects.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: id
Attribute_Definition: Arbitrary integer assigned to distinguish photograph records
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: file_name
Attribute_Definition: Name of the photo image file, excluding extension
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: state
Attribute_Definition: State in which the subject of the photo lies
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: county
Attribute_Definition: County in which the subject of the photo lies
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: mine_name
Attribute_Definition: Name of the mine or other subject of the photo
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: plss
Attribute_Definition:
Public Land Survey System description of the location of the subject (section, township, range)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: quad
Attribute_Definition:
Name of the map quadrangle (usually 7.5 minute) containing the subject
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: mineral
Attribute_Definition: Principal mineral commodity associated with the site
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: author
Attribute_Definition:
Principal author of the report in which the photograph originally appeared
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: photonum
Attribute_Definition: Photo or figure number of this photo within the original report
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: caption
Attribute_Definition: Caption for the photo given in the original report
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: w
Attribute_Definition: Width of the image in pixels
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: h
Attribute_Definition: Height of the image in pixels
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: color
Attribute_Definition: Colorspace of the image, Gray or sRGB (color)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: fips
Attribute_Definition:
State and county FIPS code for the location of the subject, matches a value in catalog.geo:code
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: datadxny
Entity_Type_Definition: Data dictionary for the attribute data
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: id
Attribute_Definition: Row ID to facilitate changes in the table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: tblorder
Attribute_Definition: Sequence index for ordering tables in display
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: tblname
Attribute_Definition: Name of the database table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: number
Attribute_Definition: Sequence index for ordering fields within the tables in display
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: label
Attribute_Definition:
Field identifier within tables, typically somewhat mnemonic but also generally short and simple to facilitate use in database software.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: category
Attribute_Definition: General category of information contained in the field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: short_desc
Attribute_Definition:
Brief descriptive text serving as an enhanced field label, may contain spaces or other characters that would not work in database field names.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: description
Attribute_Definition:
Longer text explaining what the field contents are, possibly with examples and notes on the usage, scope, and history of those contents.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: link
Attribute_Definition:
Hypertext link, where appropriate, to online information about the field or its general contents. Used in some databases on MRData.usgs.gov to link the data dictionary to USGS publications that explain the fields in much greater detail.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: origin
Attribute_Definition:
Short identifier indicating the original source of the field or its definition. Typically used where the field is carried forward from a much older data source such as the NURE program.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: sqltype
Attribute_Definition: Data type of the field as stored in MySQL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: dbftype
Attribute_Definition: Data type of the field when exported as DBF
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: width
Attribute_Definition: Maximum number of characters in the field.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: prec
Attribute_Definition:
For use with numeric fields in DBF files, the number of digits to the right of the decimal point that will be exported.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: units
Attribute_Definition:
For numeric fields only, the units of measure of the data in the field, if units apply
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: USGS Digital Data Series DDS-12
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PNG
Format_Information_Content: Images converted from PCX format on an original CD-ROM
File_Decompression_Technique: unzip
Transfer_Size: 371
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Fees: none
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20161207
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Schweitzer, Peter, N
Contact_Organization: Eastern Mineral Resources Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Mail Stop 954
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6533
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pschweitzer@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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