Geology and resource assessment of Costa Rica

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Schruben, Paul G.
Title: Geology and resource assessment of Costa Rica
Publication_Date: 1997
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Data Series
Issue_Identification: DDS-19-R
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/dds-19/
Description:
Abstract:
Geologic map at 1:500,000 scale, digitized from USGS I-1865. Includes mines, prospects, and occurrences, permissive tracts for several mineral deposit types, and gravity anomaly contours.
Purpose:
The original map was intended to provide a generalized mineral resource assessment of the country of Costa Rica. The supporting data would be of appropriate detail to carry out regional analysis of mineral resources and related geological concerns, but would likely be too coarse to answer detailed questions that require locational accuracy within a few kilometers.

Note that the original work was provided in paper form and digitized in the mid-1990s, consequently these data do not include a lot of details about either the geologic units or the mineral occurrences. Many of the mineral occurrences are also listed in the Mineral Resource Data System (MRDS).

This information is no more current than it was when published in 1987, meaning no revisions have occurred and no new information added to these data since that time.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1987
Currentness_Reference: Publication date of the source map.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.55
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 11.215
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 8.03
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Alexandria Digital Library Feature Type Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: faults
Theme_Keyword: mineral deposit areas
Theme_Keyword: mine sites
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Common geographic areas
Place_Keyword: fCS = Costa Rica
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General glossary for mineral resources spatial data
Theme_Keyword: shapefile
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Mineral Resource Data System commodity types
Theme_Keyword: Gold
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: aluminum
Theme_Keyword: barium
Theme_Keyword: bedrock geologic units
Theme_Keyword: bouguer anomaly
Theme_Keyword: chromium
Theme_Keyword: cobalt
Theme_Keyword: copper
Theme_Keyword: economic geology
Theme_Keyword: geologic contacts
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: gold
Theme_Keyword: iron
Theme_Keyword: isostatic anomaly
Theme_Keyword: lead
Theme_Keyword: manganese
Theme_Keyword: mineral deposits
Theme_Keyword: mineral resources
Theme_Keyword: molybdenum
Theme_Keyword: natural resource assessment
Theme_Keyword: nickel
Theme_Keyword: platinum
Theme_Keyword: silver
Theme_Keyword: sulfur
Theme_Keyword: titanium
Theme_Keyword: zinc
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peter N Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: Midwest Region
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
National Center Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
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:
Screen capture image of map interface showing geologic units, faults, and mine sites., (771 x 771 pixels)
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG
Data_Set_Credit:
Note that the digitizing of the source material was carried out in the mid 1990s by Paul G. Schruben, then of the USGS.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Peter N. Schweitzer
Publication_Date: 2016
Title: (Complete metadata record)
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/metadata/dds-19.xml
Other_Citation_Details: XML format
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Geospatial data here consist of geologic units, faults, and mineral occurrences at 1:500,000 scale and a similar collection of data at the more detailed 1:100,000 scale for the Tilaran region only. These data of different scale are stored in separate database tables.

Potential users should note that the current conversion of these data did not include correction or update of the basic information.
Completeness_Report:
DDS-19 included geochemical analysis of samples from the Tilaran region. However these data contained a number of confusing and duplicative features, and the proper repository for such observations would be the National Geochemical Database. Accordingly the geochemistry table in DDS-19 has been omitted from this collection.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Schruben, Paul G.
Title:
Geology and resource assessment of Costa Rica at 1:500,000 scale; a digital representation of maps of the U.S. Geological Survey's 1987 folio I-1865
Publication_Date: 1997
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Data Series
Issue_Identification: DDS-19-R
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DDS-19-R
Source_Contribution:
The scientific content of this work forms the entirety of the information presented here.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Originator: Dirección General de Geología, Minas e Hidrocarburos
Originator: Universidad de Costa Rica
Publication_Date: 1987
Title: Mineral Resource Assessment of the Republic of Costa Rica
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map
Issue_Identification: i-1865
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Prepared in cooperation with Los Alamos National Laboratory with funding provided by U.S. Agency for International Development
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/1865/report.pdf
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Source_Citation_Abbreviation: i1865
Source_Contribution: Original source material digitized for DDS-19
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Conversion of data from DDS-19 (ArcInfo 6 coverages) to workspaces compatible with ArcGIS 10 and exported data as shapefiles, ingested the shapefiles into PostgreSQL+PostGIS for presentation through map intefaces and data services on MRData.usgs.gov.
Process_Date: 201610
Process_Contact:
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12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
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Attribute_Label: maalt_id
Attribute_Definition:
cover-id.

Record identifier used as the cover-id value in the original ArcInfo coverage, lacks scientific significance. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ptypei
Attribute_Definition:
(empty field).

No record contains a value for this field. Textual values of no more than 4 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 13 records have no value for ptypei.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ptype
Attribute_Definition:
(empty field).

No record contains a value for this field. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 13 records have no value for ptype.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, LCC.

Geometry of the feature expressed in meters using the original map projection, Lambert Conformal Conic. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: wgs84_geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, WGS84.

Geometry of the feature expressed in decimal degrees WGS84 west longitudes negative. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: mafault
Entity_Type_Definition:
Geologic faults, dikes, and ground movement arrows within the Tilarán region.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: gid
Attribute_Definition:
Row ID.

Unique identifier for the row in the database table. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 200
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: maft_id
Attribute_Definition:
cover-id.

Record identifier used as the cover-id value in the original ArcInfo coverage, lacks scientific significance. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 200
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ftype
Attribute_Definition:
Fault type code.

Number indicating type of fault symbol. Integer values. Integer of width 1.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: description
Attribute_Definition:
Fault type.

Type of line: fault or mass movement arrow, or dike. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, LCC.

Geometry of the feature expressed in meters using the original map projection, Lambert Conformal Conic. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: wgs84_geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, WGS84.

Geometry of the feature expressed in decimal degrees WGS84 west longitudes negative. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: mageolp
Entity_Type_Definition: Geologic units within the Tilarán region at 1:100,000 scale.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: gid
Attribute_Definition:
Row ID.

Unique identifier for the row in the database table. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: mage_id
Attribute_Definition:
cover-id.

Record identifier used as the cover-id value in the original ArcInfo coverage, lacks scientific significance. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ptypei
Attribute_Definition:
Legend sequence.

Number indicating the sequence of geologic units in the legend. Integer values. Integer of width 2.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 13
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ptype
Attribute_Definition:
Geologic unit symbol.

Short text symbol typically used to label geologic map units. Textual values of no more than 6 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: description
Attribute_Definition:
Geologic unit description.

Short description of the geologic unit. Textual values of no more than 80 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 1 records have no value for description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, LCC.

Geometry of the feature expressed in meters using the original map projection, Lambert Conformal Conic. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: wgs84_geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, WGS84.

Geometry of the feature expressed in decimal degrees WGS84 west longitudes negative. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: mapoint
Entity_Type_Definition: Mines, prospects, and veins in the Tilarán region.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: gid
Attribute_Definition:
Row ID.

Unique identifier for the row in the database table. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 28
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: mapt_id
Attribute_Definition:
cover-id.

Record identifier used as the cover-id value in the original ArcInfo coverage, lacks scientific significance. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 28
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ptype
Attribute_Definition:
Location name.

Name of the point location, a mine prospect, or vein. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, LCC.

Geometry of the feature expressed in meters using the original map projection, Lambert Conformal Conic. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: wgs84_geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, WGS84.

Geometry of the feature expressed in decimal degrees WGS84 west longitudes negative. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: mines
Entity_Type_Definition: Mines, prospects, and occurrences in Costa Rica.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: gid
Attribute_Definition:
Row ID.

Unique identifier for the row in the database table. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 320
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: mines_id
Attribute_Definition:
cover-id.

Record identifier used as the cover-id value in the original ArcInfo coverage, lacks scientific significance. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 321
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: code
Attribute_Definition:
Unknown ID.

Integer identifier of unknown significance. Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 320
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: overplot
Attribute_Definition:
Unknown modifier.

A few records have 'Y' in this field, but I do not know what it means. Textual values of no more than 4 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 311 records have no value for overplot.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: recno
Attribute_Definition:
MRDS ID.

Identifier linking this record with the Mineral Resource Data System. This is the old-style identifier consisting of one or two letters followed by numbers. Textual values of no more than 8 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 1 records have no value for recno.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: site
Attribute_Definition:
Site name.

Name of the site. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: commod
Attribute_Definition:
Commodities.

Commodity abbreviations, typically element symbols written in upper case letters. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 1 records have no value for commod.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: dep_type
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit type.

Short description of the type of mineral deposit at the site. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: model
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit model.

Name of the mineral deposit model. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 46 records have no value for model.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: model_no
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit model code.

Code identifying the mineral deposit model, generally a value from Cox and Singer (1986). Textual values of no more than 8 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 46 records have no value for model_no.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: minerals
Attribute_Definition:
Minerals.

Names or types of minerals reported at the site, a list delimited by commas, semicolons, or both. Textual values of no more than 80 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 128 records have no value for minerals.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: host_rock
Attribute_Definition:
Host rock.

Lithologic terms describing the rocks hosting the mineral deposit, a list delimited by commas. Textual values of no more than 80 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 120 records have no value for host_rock.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: alteration
Attribute_Definition:
Alteration.

Terms describing the mineral alteration at or near the site. Textual values of no more than 80 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 260 records have no value for alteration.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: comments
Attribute_Definition:
Comments.

Descriptive comments about the deposit or site. Textual values of no more than 80 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 135 records have no value for comments.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, LCC.

Geometry of the feature expressed in meters using the original map projection, Lambert Conformal Conic. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: wgs84_geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, WGS84.

Geometry of the feature expressed in decimal degrees WGS84 west longitudes negative. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tracts
Entity_Type_Definition:
Permissive tracts defined for several mineral deposit types in Costa Rica.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: gid
Attribute_Definition:
Row ID.

Unique identifier for the row in the database table. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 42
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: domdis_id
Attribute_Definition:
cover-id.

Record identifier used as the cover-id value in the original ArcInfo coverage, lacks scientific significance. Integer values. Integer of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 42
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ptype
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit type code.

Letter code identifying deposit type of the permissive tract. Textual values of no more than 4 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 17 records have no value for ptype.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: description
Attribute_Definition:
Mineral deposit type.

Type of mineral deposit that may be found within the tract. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 2 records have no value for description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, LCC.

Geometry of the feature expressed in meters using the original map projection, Lambert Conformal Conic. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: wgs84_geom
Attribute_Definition:
Geometry, WGS84.

Geometry of the feature expressed in decimal degrees WGS84 west longitudes negative. USER-DEFINED of width .
Attribute_Definition_Source: this data release
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peter N Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: Midwest Region
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
National Center Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
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-19
Distribution_Liability:
Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 1.0
Format_Information_Content:
Geologic units, faults, mine sites, permissive tracts, gravity anomaly contours, along with detailed geologic units, faults, mine sites, and hydrothermal alteration areas from the Tilaran region.
Transfer_Size: 2.2
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: KMZ
Format_Version_Number: 2.2
Format_Information_Content: Geologic units, faults, mine sites, and permissive tracts.
Transfer_Size: 1.5
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: KML
Format_Version_Number: 2.2
Format_Information_Content: Geologic units, faults, mine sites, and permissive tracts.
Transfer_Size: 3.8
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: WMS
Format_Version_Number: 1.3.0
Format_Information_Content:
Geologic units, faults, mine sites, permissive tracts, gravity anomaly contours, along with detailed geologic units, faults, mine sites, and hydrothermal alteration areas from the Tilaran region.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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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