Value of mineral production by state through 2011

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Title: Value of mineral production by state through 2011
Abstract:
This data set includes the value of mineral production by state in the United States in thousands of U.S. dollars. The data represent commodities covered by the National Minerals Information Center of the U.S. Geological Survey. This data set includes years going back to 1990 and going through 2011; estimated data for 2012 and 2013 are available in the Mineral Commodity Summaries but are not included here because they are not considered final.
Supplemental_Information:
Additional mineral and metal production and consumption statistics can be obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center web page at: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    National Minerals Information Center, 20130723, Value of mineral production by state through 2011: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    National Minerals Information Center, 20140723, Statistical Summary, in U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook Volume I: USGS, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -168.0
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 67.0
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 74.0
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.0
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 1990
    Ending_Date: 2011
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Website
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      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.
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    State
    U.S. state for which value of mineral production is reported. (Source: National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey)
    PARTIAL_UNDISTRIBUTED_DATA_YEARS
    List of years in which part of the data for that State were withheld from the State total and instead added to the distributed category. This was to protect proprietary data. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center) Values are a list of years and may be intermittent
    1990_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1990. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    1991_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1991. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    1992_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1992. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    1993_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1993. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    1994_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1994. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    1995_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1995. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    1996_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1996. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    1997_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1997. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    1998_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1998. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    1999_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 1999. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2000_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2000. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2001_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2001. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2002_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2002. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2003_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2003. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2004_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2004. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2005_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2005. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2006_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2006. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2007_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2007. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2008_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2008. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2009_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2009. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2010_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2010. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1
    2011_Val_Thous
    Value of mineral production by State in 2011. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:100000000
    Units:Thousands of U.S. dollars
    Resolution:1

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • National Minerals Information Center
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    U.S. Geological Survey, Northeast Region
    Chief Scientist
    988 National Center
    Reston, VA

    703-648-6400 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

The value of mineral production by state is available for any given year in the U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbooks. this data set provides a time series in tabular format for all the States. It also provides the State FIPS codes for easy joining to spatial data sets using Geographic Information Systems software. FIPS codes are not present in the original tables.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    U.S. BOM Statistical Summary 1990 (source 1 of 5)
    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1992, Survey Methods and Statistical Summary of Nonfuel Minerals, in Minerals Yearbook Volume II - Area reports: Domestic 1990: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Digital and/or Hardcopy Resources
    Source_Contribution: Statistics for 1990
    U.S. BOM Statistical Summary 1991 (source 2 of 5)
    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1993, Survey Methods and Statistical Summary of Nonfuel Minerals, in Minerals Yearbook Volume II - Area reports: Domestic 1991: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Digital and/or Hardcopy Resources
    Source_Contribution: Statistics in 1991
    U.S. BOM Statistical Summary 1992 (source 3 of 5)
    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1994, Survey Methods and Statistical Summary of Nonfuel Minerals, in Minerals Yearbook Volume II - Area reports: Domestic 1992: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Digital and/or Hardcopy Resources
    Source_Contribution: Statistics in 1992
    U.S. BOM Statistical Summary 1993 (source 4 of 5)
    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1995, Survey Methods and Statistical Summary of Nonfuel Minerals, in Minerals Yearbook Volume I - Metals and Minerals 1993: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Digital and/or Hardcopy Resources
    Source_Contribution: Statistics in 1993
    USGS Statistical summary (source 5 of 5)
    U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center, 20130723, Statistical Summary, in U.S. Geological Survey mienrals Yearbook Volume I - Minerals and Metals: USGS, Reston, Va.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: Digital and/or Hardcopy Resources
    Source_Contribution: Statistics for the years 2004 to 2011
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 19-Sep-2014 (process 1 of 5)
    Table 5 ("Value of Nonfuel Mineral Production per Capital and Per Square mile in 1990, By State") from "U.S. BOM Statistical Summary 1990" was scanned and optical character recognition performed. The data were then transferred to spreadsheet format.
    Date: 19-Sep-2014 (process 2 of 5)
    Table 5 ("Value of Nonfuel Mineral Production per Capital and Per Square mile in 1991, By State") from "U.S. BOM Statistical Summary 1991" was scanned and optical character recognition performed. The data were then transferred to spreadsheet format.
    Date: 19-Sep-2014 (process 3 of 5)
    Table 5 ("Value of Nonfuel Mineral Production per Capital and Per Square mile in 1992, By State") from "U.S. BOM Statistical Summary 1992" was scanned and optical character recognition performed. The data were then transferred to spreadsheet format.
    Date: 19-Sep-2014 (process 4 of 5)
    Table 5 ("Value of Nonfuel Mineral Production per Capital and Per Square mile in 1993, By State") from "U.S. BOM Statistical Summary 1993" was scanned and optical character recognition performed. The data were then transferred to spreadsheet format.
    Date: 19-Sep-2014 (process 5 of 5)
    Statistical Summaries, available on line in PDF and/or XLS format, were downloaded from the USGS minerals information Web site. Data from Table 5 ("Value of Nonfuel Mineral Production per Capital and Per Square mile...") from the USGS Statistical summaries of the years 1994 to 2011" were transferred to the consolidated spreadsheet.
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    The values in the data set match those published in the "Statistical Summary" chapter of the U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook. Information on how the data were obtained and reviewed can be found in the "Survey Methods for Nonfuel Minerals" chapter of the yearbook. It can be found online at: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/survey_methods/
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    Not applicable
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
    Not applicable
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    This data set includes only U.S. value of nonfuel mineral production for operations covered by the National Minerals Information Center of the U.S. Geological Survey in the year for which data was reported. Energy minerals are excluded. Additional data tables are available in the U.S. Geological Survey Minerals yearbooks that give more detail regarding mineral production and consumption in each of the States. The most recent finalized data are available by commodity in the individual commodity chapters of Volume I, published individually by commodity (the Statistical Summary is published after all commodities are complete). Mineral commodity Summaries contain the most recent estimated data through 2013, not included in this data set.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    For each year, State values were added together using spreadsheet software and the resulting value was compared to the total published in the original table.This was particularly useful for those earlier years for which it was necessary to scan paper copies and use Optical Character Recognition software to transfer values to the spreadsheet.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
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.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
    Chief Scientist
    988 National Center
    Reston, VA

    703-648-6400 (voice)
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    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.
  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 07-Mar-2018
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
Chief Scientist
988 National Center
Reston, VA

703-648-6400 (voice)
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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