Active Mines and Mineral Processing Plants in the United States in 2003

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Active Mines and Mineral Processing Plants in the United States in 2003
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/mineplant/
Description:
Abstract:
This data set includes mineral and metal operations in the United States. The data represent commodities monitored by the National Minerals Information Center of the USGS, and the operations included are those considered active in 2003 and surveyed by the MIT.
Purpose:
The digital data set of the National Minerals Information Center is used to create electronic and hard copy maps that depict various mineral or metal mine and/or processing locations on a national map. The data are meant to give an overview of mining and mineral processing operations in the United States.
Supplemental_Information:
Additional mineral and metal operations information can be obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center web page at: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2003
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -162.865000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.659000
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 68.070000
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.628500
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Theme_Keyword: Beryllium
Theme_Keyword: Bismuth
Theme_Keyword: Boron
Theme_Keyword: Bromine
Theme_Keyword: Cadmium
Theme_Keyword: Cement
Theme_Keyword: Chromium
Theme_Keyword: Cobalt
Theme_Keyword: Columbium
Theme_Keyword: Niobium
Theme_Keyword: Copper
Theme_Keyword: Diatomite
Theme_Keyword: Dimension Stone
Theme_Keyword: Feldspar
Theme_Keyword: Fullers Earth
Theme_Keyword: Garnet
Theme_Keyword: Gemstones
Theme_Keyword: Gold
Theme_Keyword: Gypsum
Theme_Keyword: Industrial Sand and Gravel
Theme_Keyword: Iron ore
Theme_Keyword: Iron oxide
Theme_Keyword: Kaolin
Theme_Keyword: Kyanite
Theme_Keyword: Lead
Theme_Keyword: Lime
Theme_Keyword: Lithium
Theme_Keyword: Magnesite
Theme_Keyword: Magnesium compounds
Theme_Keyword: Manganese
Theme_Keyword: Mercury
Theme_Keyword: Mica
Theme_Keyword: Molybdenum
Theme_Keyword: Nickel
Theme_Keyword: Niobium (Columbium)
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Theme_Keyword: Phosphate rock
Theme_Keyword: Platinum-group metals
Theme_Keyword: Potash
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Theme_Keyword: Rare-earth metals
Theme_Keyword: Rhenium
Theme_Keyword: Rubidium
Theme_Keyword: Salt
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Theme_Keyword: Silica
Theme_Keyword: Silicon
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Theme_Keyword: Soda Ash (Trona)
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Theme_Keyword: Talc
Theme_Keyword: Tellurium
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Theme_Keyword: Tin
Theme_Keyword: Titanium metal
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Theme_Keyword: Tungsten
Theme_Keyword: Vanadium
Theme_Keyword: Vermiculite
Theme_Keyword: Wollastonite
Theme_Keyword: Zeolites
Theme_Keyword: Zinc
Theme_Keyword: Zircon
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Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
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Theme_Keyword: mine sites
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Theme_Keyword: HTML table
Theme_Keyword: KML
Theme_Keyword: OGC WFS
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Theme_Keyword: mining and quarrying
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Place_Keyword: fUS15 = Hawaii
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Place_Keyword: fUS28 = Mississippi
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Place_Keyword: fUS31 = Nebraska
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Place_Keyword: fUS33 = New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: fUS34 = New Jersey
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Place_Keyword: fUS37 = North Carolina
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Place_Keyword: fUS39 = Ohio
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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
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Place_Keyword: United States
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 5-2): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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Place_Keyword: Arkansas
Place_Keyword: Arizona
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Place_Keyword: Georgia
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
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Place_Keyword: Iowa
Place_Keyword: Illinois
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Kansas
Place_Keyword: Kentucky
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Maine
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Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Michigan
Place_Keyword: Minnesota
Place_Keyword: Missouri
Place_Keyword: Mississippi
Place_Keyword: Montana
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Place_Keyword: North Dakota
Place_Keyword: Nebraska
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Place_Keyword: Wisconsin
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Place_Keyword: West Virginia
Place_Keyword: Wyoming
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, government of the United States of America would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Robert Callaghan
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 989 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-7709
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rcallaghan@usgs.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No tests for logical consistency were performed on this data set.
Completeness_Report:
This data set includes only U.S. mineral and metal operations monitored by the National Minerals Information Center of the U.S. Geological Survey and considered currently active in 2003. No energy minerals operations (for example, coal) are included. Aggregates operations are limited to those producing over 30,000 tons per year in 2002. Peat operations in Alaska are not included. Placer deposits (gold) in Alaska are not included. Clay operations (ball clay, common clay) may have many satellite pits, not all of which are specifically included. An attempt was made to add locations that may be considered representative of the companies. Not all mines of a company are included. Plants are limited to operations considered primary -- those which process a mineral or metal to create the first raw material from which products are made. Downstream operations (operations that reprocess a raw material into another raw material or final product) and recycling operations are not included.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: Automated Minerals Information System (AMIS)
Type_of_Source_Media: Internal USGS server
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1997
Ending_Date: 2005
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: AMIS
Source_Contribution: Minerals operations descriptions
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: USGS Minerals Yearbook -- 2003
Online_Linkage: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2003
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Minerals Yearbook 2003
Source_Contribution:
The USGS Minerals Yearbook (MYB) contains statistical information on over 90 commodities. These reviews summarize activity in the commodity. From tables and other information in the MYB lists of active operations were determined.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
AMIS contains both proprietary and nonproprietary information. For each commodity, the National Minerals Information Center extracted from AMIS the nonproprietary information useful for this application and placed this information in a separate database. This information includes company name, site name, county, state, and coordinates. This information is reported by the company with the exception of coordinates, which have been added by the MIT in an ongoing process that began in 1997. Latitude and longitude for each operation was obtained from at least one of the following sources: Minerals Availability System/Minerals Industry Location System (MAS/MILS) CD-ROM, U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication 12-95, web searches using general internet search services (queries by company name or name of the specific operation), company contact, map interpolation, and searches of the EPA database. Whenever possible the location information was checked for accuracy and added to the AMIS database. After 2003 coordinates being added were checked, or obtained, when possible using USGS air photos available through Microsoft Terraserver. Not all coordinates could be checked; some coordinates are accurate only to county level especially if known operation addresses were post office boxes.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: AMIS
Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Records extracted from AMIS were compared to information available in the National Minerals Information Center's 2003 Minerals Yearbook and were reviewed by commodity specialists to create the 2003 Active Mines and Plants dataset.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Minerals Yearbook 2003
Process_Date: 2005
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas FIPS 5-2): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.

U.S. Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, (FIPS 6-4): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 6738
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.01
Longitude_Resolution: 0.01
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Active Mines and Mineral Processing Plants in 2003
Entity_Type_Definition: Locations of active mines and mineral processing plants in 2003
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMODITY
Attribute_Definition:
The mineral(s) and/or metal(s) produced or processed by the facility.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Mineral Commodity Summaries 2006, or http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/
Codeset_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ID
Attribute_Definition: internal feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 6842
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
Name of the location; may be the name of the mine or plant or the nearest locality
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: There is no predefined set of standard site names.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMPANY_NA
Attribute_Definition: The name of the company operating at the location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: There is no predefined set of standard company names.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE_LOCA
Attribute_Definition: State in which the site is located
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 5-2): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Codeset_Source: http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County in which the operation is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas. (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Codeset_Source: http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition: The latittude of the operation in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 19
Range_Domain_Maximum: 68
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition: The longitude of the site in decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -162.865
Range_Domain_Maximum: -67.659
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PLANT_MIN
Attribute_Definition: Whether the operation is a mine, a plant, or both
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The operation is a mine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: P
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The operation is a plant
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M/P
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The facility is both a mine and a plant
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peter Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 954 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6533
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pschweitzer@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Coordinates are in some cases accurate only to the county level and must not be used as an authoritative location source for legal purposes.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 1.0
Format_Information_Content: Mine and plant locations and characteristics
File_Decompression_Technique: unzip
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: OGC WMS
Format_Version_Number: 1.3.0
Format_Information_Content: Mine or plant locations and characteristics
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: OGC WFS
Format_Version_Number: 1.0.0
Format_Information_Content: Mine or plant locations and characteristics
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: Robert Callaghan
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 989 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648 7709
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rcallaghan@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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