Mineral operations outside the United States

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Title: Mineral operations outside the United States
Publication_Date: 2010
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Other_Citation_Details: Compilation from five previous publications
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/mineral-operations/
Description:
Abstract:
Mineral facilities and operations outside the United States compiled by the National Minerals Information Center of the USGS.

This representation combines source data from five previous publications.
Purpose:
National Minerals Information Center makes available a wide variety of commodity statistics and other mineral resource supply and production information both within the United States and internationally. These databases complement aggregate commodity statistics collected by the NMIC.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2006
Ending_Date: 2010
Currentness_Reference:
Publication dates of the databases contributing to this compilation
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -178.69
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 178.39
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 78.2
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.114
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Alexandria Digital Library Feature Type Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: industrial sites
Theme_Keyword: mine sites
Theme_Keyword: mineral deposit areas
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General glossary for mineral resources spatial data
Theme_Keyword: comma-delimited text
Theme_Keyword: DBF
Theme_Keyword: HTML table
Theme_Keyword: KML
Theme_Keyword: shapefile
Theme_Keyword: tab-delimited text
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: business and economics
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: mineral resources
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/mineral-operations/minfac.png
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Mineral operation locations, (540 x 270 pixels)
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Information in these databases comes from industry surveys and literature. While the figures and characteristics are generally judged to be plausible, they may be incorrect in fine detail due to errors in the original sources.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Most of these data were compiled by the same small group of authors. Information from the first two reports was published several years before the three most recent reports, so there might be discrepancies among the reports due to the time elapsed between publications.
Completeness_Report:
The following fields contain missing values; the number after the field label is the number of records for which that field is empty. Other fields are populated for all records.
 location      998
 fac_name     1624
 fac_type      141
 dmslat        793
 dmslong       792
 mm           5224
 op_comp       576
 maininvest   4927
 othinvest    6172
 capacity       10
 units         334
 notes        4239
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Eros, J. M.
Originator: Candelario-Quintana, Luissette
Title: Mineral facilities of Africa and the Middle East
Publication_Date: 2006
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2006-1135
Publication_Information:
Publisher: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1135/
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2003
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Type_of_Source_Media: digital data
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2006-1135
Source_Contribution: Mineral facilities of Africa and the Middle East
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bernstein, Rachel
Originator: Eros, J. M.
Originator: Quinatana-Velazquez, Meliany
Title: Mineral facilities of Latin America and Canada
Publication_Date: 2006
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2006-1375
Publication_Information:
Publisher: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1375/
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2004
Ending_Date: 2006
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Type_of_Source_Media: digital data
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2006-1375
Source_Contribution: Mineral facilities of Latin America and Canada
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Baker, Michael S.
Originator: Elias, Nurudeen
Originator: Guzman, Eric
Originator: Soto-Viruet, Yadira
Title: Mineral facilities of Asia and the Pacific
Publication_Date: 2010
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2010-1254
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1254/
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2007
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Type_of_Source_Media: digital data
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2010-1254
Source_Contribution: Mineral facilities of Asia and the southeast Pacific
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Baker, Michael S.
Originator: Elias, Nurudeen
Originator: Guzman, Eric
Originator: Soto-Viruet, Yadira
Title: Mineral facilities of Northern and Central Eurasia
Publication_Date: 2010
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2010-1255
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1255/
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2007
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Type_of_Source_Media: digital data
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2010-1255
Source_Contribution: Mineral facilities of northern and central Eurasia
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Almanzar, Francisco
Originator: Baker, Michael S.
Originator: Elias, Nurudeen
Originator: Guzman, Eric
Title: Mineral facilities of Europe
Publication_Date: 2010
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2010-1257
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1257/
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2006
Ending_Date: 2008
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Type_of_Source_Media: digital data
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2010-1257
Source_Contribution: European mineral facilities
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Databases produced by the National Minerals Information Center were combined compatibly, adding a field to indicate the source publication from which they were drawn.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2006-1135
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2006-1375
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2010-1254
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2010-1255
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS OFR 2010-1257
Process_Date: 201012
Process_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
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 6478
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: World Geodetic System 1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 84
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: minfac.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition:Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: position
Attribute_Definition:
position.

Unique identifying number corresponding to label on map published as Open-File Report 20010-1254. Also used in Notes field as an identifier for other operations when capacities are combined. Please note that closed facilities are not included in this rep. Integer values. Int of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1727
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rec_id
Attribute_Definition:
Record ID.

Record identifier without further scientific significance. Integer values. Int of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 6620
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: year
Attribute_Definition:
Currentness year.

The year for which the facility capacity and activity status is valid, derived from the Minerals Yearbook. Integer values. Int of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2003
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2008
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: country
Attribute_Definition:
Country.

The country in which the facility is located. Textual values of no more than 24 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: commodity
Attribute_Definition:
Commodity.

The material mined or processed at the site. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: location
Attribute_Definition:
Location.

Description of the geographical location or vicinity of the facility or operation. Textual values of no more than 168 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 998 records have no value for location.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: fac_name
Attribute_Definition:
Facility name.

Name given to a mine or processing plant that distinguishes it from others owned by the same facility. It may be the name of the facility given to it by the company or by others in the industry, or it may be the name of the nearest city or province, or a. Textual values of no more than 144 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 1624 records have no value for fac_name.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: fac_type
Attribute_Definition:
Facility type.

The type of operation which may be a mine, an oil or gas field, or one of several kinds of processing plants. Textual values of no more than 32 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 141 records have no value for fac_type.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: dmslat
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude (DMS).

Angular distance measured on a meridian north or south from the equator, measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds. Textual values of no more than 12 characters.
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 dmslat.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: dmslong
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude (DMS).

Angular distance between the plane of a meridian east or west from the plane of the meridian of Greenwich, measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds. Textual values of no more than 12 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: latitude
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude.

Angular distance measured on a meridian north or south from the equator, measured in decimal degrees. Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -54.114
Range_Domain_Maximum: 78.2
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: longitude
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude.

Angular distance between the plane of a meridian east or west from the plane of the meridian of Greenwich, measured in decimal degrees. Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -178.69
Range_Domain_Maximum: 178.39
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: precision
Attribute_Definition:
Location precision.

Relative precision of coordinates to an exact facility. Textual values of no more than 4 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: mm
Attribute_Definition:
Mining method.

The method of mining used by the operation if it is considered to be a mine. Textual values of no more than 4 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 4703 records have no value for mm.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: op_comp
Attribute_Definition:
Operating company.

The principal company operating at the site. Textual values of no more than 254 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 576 records have no value for op_comp.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: maininvest
Attribute_Definition:
Main investors.

The primary shareholders or partners in the operating company or the mineral extraction and (or) processing venture. Textual values of no more than 176 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 4927 records have no value for maininvest.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: othinvest
Attribute_Definition:
Other investors.

The secondary investors and shareholders of the operating company or the mineral extraction and (or) processing venture. Textual values of no more than 254 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 6172 records have no value for othinvest.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: status
Attribute_Definition:
Operational status.

An indicator of whether an operation was producing during the year listed. Closed facilities are not included in this report. Textual values of no more than 20 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: capacity
Attribute_Definition:
Operating capacity.

The amount of a commodity that is possible to produce at the facility. Textual values of no more than 12 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 10 records have no value for capacity.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: units
Attribute_Definition:
Capacity units.

The unit of measurement for the facility's capacity. Textual values of no more than 44 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 334 records have no value for units.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: notes
Attribute_Definition:
Notes.

Additional information about the record that users should be aware of (mostly refers to combined facility production capacities). Textual values of no more than 128 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 4239 records have no value for notes.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: cite
Attribute_Definition:
USGS Report.

USGS report in which this record was provided, a numeric value linking to the Mineral Resource Online Data Catalog. Integer values. Int of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 847
Range_Domain_Maximum: 851
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
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: Mineral operations outside the US
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.
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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
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