Originator: Schruben, Paul G.
Title: Geology and resource assessment of Costa Rica
Series_Name: Digital Data Series
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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.
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.
Currentness_Reference: Publication date of the source map.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Alexandria Digital Library Feature Type Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: mineral deposit areas
Theme_Keyword: mine sites
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Common geographic areas
Place_Keyword: fCS = Costa Rica
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General glossary for mineral resources spatial data
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Mineral Resource Data System commodity types
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: bedrock geologic units
Theme_Keyword: bouguer anomaly
Theme_Keyword: economic geology
Theme_Keyword: geologic contacts
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: isostatic anomaly
Theme_Keyword: mineral deposits
Theme_Keyword: mineral resources
Theme_Keyword: natural resource assessment
Contact_Person: Peter N Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: Midwest Region
Address_Type: mailing address
U.S. Geological Survey
National Center Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Screen capture image of map interface showing geologic units, faults, and mine sites., (771 x 771 pixels)
Note that the digitizing of the source material was carried out in the
mid 1990s by Paul G. Schruben, then of the USGS.