Sediment-hosted gold deposits of the world

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Berger, Vladimir I.
Originator: Mosier, Dan L.
Originator: Bliss, James D.
Originator: Moring, Barry C.
Title: Sediment-hosted gold deposits of the world
Publication_Date: 2014
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2014-1074
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Menlo Park, California
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/sedau/
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20141074
Description:
Abstract:
Location and characteristics of 123 sediment-hosted gold deposits worldwide.
Purpose:
These data support new grade and tonnage models that should be helpful for mineral resource assessments depending on the geologic and mineralogical data available for a region.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2014
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: none planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.50333
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 124.66639
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.07972
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 0.88722
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Alexandria Digital Library Feature Type Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: mineral deposit areas
Theme_Keyword: mine sites
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: shapefile
Theme_Keyword: tab-delimited text
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: gold
Theme_Keyword: metallic mineral resources
Theme_Keyword: sedimentary rocks
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Vladimir Berger
Contact_Organization: PACIFIC REGION
Contact_Position: Contractor
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
Mail Stop 901
345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94025-3561
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 650-329-5731
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 650-329-5491
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vladimir@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/sedau/ofr-2014-1074.png
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Global map image showing geographic distribution of the deposits included in this data source., (540 x 270 pixels)
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Information about individual deposits was compiled from a variety of reference sources, cited and described in the data; these are not guaranteed to agree in all respects.
Completeness_Report:
Original report indicates 5 of the studied deposits lacked grade and tonnage information.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Berger, Vladimir I.
Originator: Mosier, Dan L.
Originator: Bliss, James D.
Originator: Moring, Barry C.
Publication_Date: 2014
Title:
Sediment-hosted gold deposits of the world: database and grade and tonnage models
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2014-1074
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20141074
Type_of_Source_Media: digital files
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2014
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ofr20141074
Source_Contribution: Published source of these data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Modified structure and format of these data for inclusion in the databases and map interfaces of https://mrdata.usgs.gov/

Some data fields were modified to correct minor spelling errors and remove spaces from the middle of URLs given in the references.
Process_Date: 20140512
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: 123
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: main
Entity_Type_Definition: General characteristics of mineral deposit
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: recno
Attribute_Definition:
Record ID.

Simple record number for this database. Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 119
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: aggrd0
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Ag produced.

Silver grade of produced ore (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 100 records have no value for aggrd0.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.003
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: aggrd1
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Ag open pit.

Silver grade of resources amenable to open-pit mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
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 aggrd1.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 5
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7.69
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: aggrd2
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Ag underground.

Silver grade of resources amenable to underground mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 122 records have no value for aggrd2.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: aggrd3
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Ag total.

Total silver grade of deposit (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 5 records have no value for aggrd3.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: dep10km
Attribute_Definition:
Associated deposits.

Other deposits within 10 kilometers. Textual values of no more than 104 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 25 records have no value for dep10km.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: auprgrd
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Au produced.

Gold grade of produced ore (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 52 records have no value for auprgrd.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.55
Range_Domain_Maximum: 38.4
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: augrd0
Attribute_Definition:
Grade cutoff Au open pit reserves.

Minimum gold grade for reserves amenable to open-pit mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 88 records have no value for augrd0.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: augrd1
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Au open pit reserves.

Gold grade of reserves amenable to open-pit mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 88 records have no value for augrd1.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.55
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7.9
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: augrd2
Attribute_Definition:
Grade cutoff Au open pit resources.

Minimum gold grade for resource amenable to open-pit mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 56 records have no value for augrd2.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: augrd3
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Au open pit resources.

Gold grade of resource amenable to open-pit mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 56 records have no value for augrd3.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.54
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9.56
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: augrd4
Attribute_Definition:
Grade cutoff Au underground resources.

Gold grade of resource amenable to underground mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 101 records have no value for augrd4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 6.86
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: augrd5
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Au underground resources.

Gold grade of reserves amenable to underground mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 102 records have no value for augrd5.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 3.3
Range_Domain_Maximum: 14.9
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: augrd6
Attribute_Definition:
Grade cutoff Au underground reserves.

Minimum gold grade for reserve amenable to underground mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 103 records have no value for augrd6.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 6.86
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: augrd7
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Au underground reserves.

Gold grade for reserve amenable to underground mining (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 104 records have no value for augrd7.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 4.35
Range_Domain_Maximum: 41.8
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: augrd8
Attribute_Definition:
Grade Au total.

Total gold grade of deposit (grams per tonne). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 5 records have no value for augrd8.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.55
Range_Domain_Maximum: 38.4
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: grams per tonne
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: bedlens
Attribute_Definition:
Beds or lenses.

Presence of beds or lenses. 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. 16 records have no value for bedlens.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: comments
Attribute_Definition:
Comments.

Additional notes. Textual values of no more than 1111 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 comments.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: autonne
Attribute_Definition:
Contained Au.

Total gold of deposit (tonnes). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 5 records have no value for autonne.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.6
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1230
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: tonnes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: country
Attribute_Definition:
Country.

Nation where deposit is found. Textual values of no more than 10 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: cntrycode
Attribute_Definition:
Country abbrevation.

Four character code of country and possible second order governmental units. Textual values of no more than 5 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: crushing
Attribute_Definition:
Crushing or milling.

Gold extraction by crushing and milling. 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. 61 records have no value for crushing.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: depage
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit age chronologic.

Radiometric age (Ma) of ore-related minerals. Textual values of no more than 75 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 90 records have no value for depage.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: depagegeol
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit age geologic.

Inferred geologic age of ore deposite. Textual values of no more than 51 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 12 records have no value for depagegeol.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: deparea
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit area.

Areal extent of deposit (square km). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 11 records have no value for deparea.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.01
Range_Domain_Maximum: 10
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: sq km
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: depcluster
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit cluster.

Name of spatial grouping to which this deposit belongs as used by local geologists. 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. 3 records have no value for depcluster.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: deplen
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit length.

Length (longest dimension of deposit) (km). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 8
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: km
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: depshape
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit shape.

Deposit shape and structural style. Textual values of no more than 174 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 3 records have no value for depshape.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: depthick
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit thickness.

Thickness (narrowest direction of deposit) (m). Textual values of no more than 5 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 37 records have no value for depthick.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: depwidth
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit width.

Width (intermediate dimension) of deposit (km). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1.9
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: km
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: dikesill
Attribute_Definition:
Dikes or sills.

Presence of dikes or sills within deposit area. 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. 54 records have no value for dikesill.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: discdate
Attribute_Definition:
Discovery date.

Date of discovery. Textual values of no more than 23 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 30 records have no value for discdate.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: faultzone
Attribute_Definition:
Fault zone.

Presence of fault zone near the deposit. 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. 47 records have no value for faultzone.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geochem
Attribute_Definition:
Geochemical indicators.

Elements of anomalous concentrations associated with the deposit. Textual values of no more than 41 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 18 records have no value for geochem.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: partsize
Attribute_Definition:
Gold particle size.

Average size of gold particles (m). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 51050
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: micrometers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: heapleach
Attribute_Definition:
Heap leach.

Au extraction by heap leach. 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. 39 records have no value for heapleach.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: introck
Attribute_Definition:
Intrusive rock.

Presence of intrusive rock within deposit area and in vicinity (2 km). 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. 51 records have no value for introck.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: introckage
Attribute_Definition:
Intrusive age.

Age of associated intrusive rock (radiometric, in ma, or geologic age). Textual values of no more than 49 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 52 records have no value for introckage.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: latitude
Attribute_Definition:
Geographic latitude.

Latitude of deposit in decimal degrees (calculated from values in degrees, minutes, and seconds. Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.887222222222222
Range_Domain_Maximum: 42.0797222222222
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: latdeg
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude degrees.

Latitude component, degrees. Integer values. Integer of width 3.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 42
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: latmin
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude minutes.

Latitude component, minutes. Integer values. Integer of width 2.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 59
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: minutes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: latsec
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude seconds.

Latitude component, seconds. Integer values. Integer of width 2.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 59
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: seconds
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: locacc
Attribute_Definition:
Location accuracy.

Qualitative assessment of location accuracy. Textual values of no more than 12 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: longitude
Attribute_Definition:
Geographic longitude.

Longitude of deposit in decimal degrees (calculated from values in degrees, minutes, and seconds. Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -117.503333333333
Range_Domain_Maximum: 124.666388888889
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: londeg
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude degrees.

Longitude component, degrees. Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -117
Range_Domain_Maximum: 124
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: lonmin
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude minutes.

Longitude component, minutes. Integer values. Integer of width 2.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -59
Range_Domain_Maximum: 59
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: minutes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: lonsec
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude seconds.

Longitude component, seconds. Integer values. Integer of width 2.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -59
Range_Domain_Maximum: 59
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: seconds
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: depname
Attribute_Definition:
Deposit name.

Most recently used deposit name. Textual values of no more than 25 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: openpit
Attribute_Definition:
Open pit.

Mined or minable by open-pit techniques. 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. 24 records have no value for openpit.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: oreunit
Attribute_Definition:
Ore bearing unit.

Geologic unit of ore-bearing rock. Textual values of no more than 123 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: orethick
Attribute_Definition:
Ore bearing unit thickness.

Thickness of ore-bearing unit (m). Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 33 records have no value for orethick.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 20
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: orebreccia
Attribute_Definition:
Ore breccia.

Presence of breccia in ore. 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. 52 records have no value for orebreccia.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: owneroper
Attribute_Definition:
Owner or operator.

Legal owner of deposit. Textual values of no more than 94 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 25 records have no value for owneroper.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: prodton
Attribute_Definition:
Production tonnage.

Ore mined (tonnes). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 52 records have no value for prodton.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.03
Range_Domain_Maximum: 469
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: tonnes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: prodyear
Attribute_Definition:
Production years.

Years of gold production. Textual values of no more than 27 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 64 records have no value for prodyear.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: aurecovery
Attribute_Definition:
Recovery Au.

Percentage of gold recovered during extraction. Textual values of no more than 7 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 78 records have no value for aurecovery.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rsvopyear
Attribute_Definition:
Reserves open pit explanation.

Reserve classification and year for deposits amenable for open-pit mining. Textual values of no more than 47 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 88 records have no value for rsvopyear.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rsvtonop
Attribute_Definition:
Reserve tonnage open pit.

Tonnage of reserve for deposits amenable for open-pit mining. Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 88 records have no value for rsvtonop.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.12
Range_Domain_Maximum: 248
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: tonnes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rsvugyear
Attribute_Definition:
Reserves undergound explanation.

Reserve classification and year for deposits amenable for underground mining. Textual values of no more than 33 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 104 records have no value for rsvugyear.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rsvtonug
Attribute_Definition:
Reserve tonnage undergound.

Tonnage of reserve for deposits amenable for underground mining. Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 104 records have no value for rsvtonug.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.06
Range_Domain_Maximum: 16
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: tonnes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rscopyear
Attribute_Definition:
Resources open pit explanation.

Resource classification and year for deposits amenable for open-pit mining. Textual values of no more than 52 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 70 records have no value for rscopyear.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rsctonop
Attribute_Definition:
Resources tonnage open pit.

Tonnage of resource for deposits amenable for amenable for open-pit mining. Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 56 records have no value for rsctonop.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.007
Range_Domain_Maximum: 465
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: tonnes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rsctonug
Attribute_Definition:
Resources tonnage underground.

Tonnage of resource for deposits amenable for amenable for underground mining. Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 102 records have no value for rsctonug.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.038
Range_Domain_Maximum: 80
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: tonnes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: rscugyear
Attribute_Definition:
Resources underground explanation.

Resource classification and year for deposits amenable for underground mining. Textual values of no more than 47 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 103 records have no value for rscugyear.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: srctongrd
Attribute_Definition:
Source of tonnage, grade.

Reference for tonnage and grade information. Textual values of no more than 114 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: startdate
Attribute_Definition:
Startup date.

Initial and resumed date of mining. Textual values of no more than 17 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 54 records have no value for startdate.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: stprov
Attribute_Definition:
State or Province.

Second order government units. Textual values of no more than 15 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: status
Attribute_Definition:
Status.

Status of mining or exploration of deposit. Textual values of no more than 22 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 6 records have no value for status.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: stockplu
Attribute_Definition:
Stocks or plutons.

Presence of stock or plutons within 2 km of deposits. 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. 102 records have no value for stockplu.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: structure
Attribute_Definition:
Structural setting.

Structural control of deposit. Textual values of no more than 129 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 3 records have no value for structure.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: subtype
Attribute_Definition:
Subtype.

deposit subtype. Textual values of no more than 8 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: tect_set
Attribute_Definition:
Tectonic setting.

Setting of deposit in regional tectonic unit. Textual values of no more than 125 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: tonnage
Attribute_Definition:
Total tonnage.

Total tonnage of deposit (production + reserver + resource). Real numbers stored in double precision.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 5 records have no value for tonnage.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 497.3
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: tonnes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: undergrd
Attribute_Definition:
Underground.

Mined or minable by underground techniques. 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. 81 records have no value for undergrd.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: veinstock
Attribute_Definition:
Vein stockwork.

Presence of veins or stockwork. 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. 109 records have no value for veinstock.
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: names
Entity_Type_Definition:
Additional names by which the deposit or site is known, or names of deposits included in the record by rules of proximity
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: recno
Attribute_Definition:
Record ID.

Unique identifier of the site within this database, a value of main:recno. Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 119
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: role
Attribute_Definition:
Name role.

Word indicating how this name relates to the site; as an alternate name (other) or included deposit (include). Textual values of no more than 8 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: value
Attribute_Definition:
Name.

Alternative name or name of the included deposit. Textual values of no more than 24 characters.
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: minerals
Entity_Type_Definition:
Minerals associated with the site,as gold-bearing, ore minerals, or gangue
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: recno
Attribute_Definition:
Record ID.

Unique identifier of the site within this database, a value of main:recno. Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 119
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: role
Attribute_Definition:
Mineral role.

Role the mineral has in the deposit: gold-bearing (gold), ore, or gangue. Textual values of no more than 8 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: value
Attribute_Definition:
Mineral.

Name of the mineral. Textual values of no more than 46 characters.
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: alteration
Entity_Type_Definition: Types of alteration at the site
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: recno
Attribute_Definition:
Record ID.

Unique identifier of the site within this database, a value of main:recno. Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 119
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: value
Attribute_Definition:
Alteration.

Type of alteration reported in the deposit. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: hostrock
Entity_Type_Definition: Types of host rock lithologies at the site
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: recno
Attribute_Definition:
Record ID.

Unique identifier of the site within this database, a value of main:recno. Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 119
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: value
Attribute_Definition:
Rock type.

Type of lithology associated with host rocks of the deposit. Textual values of no more than 64 characters.
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: ref
Entity_Type_Definition: Bibliographic references providing information about the site
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: recno
Attribute_Definition:
Record ID.

Unique identifier of the site within this database, a value of main:recno. Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
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Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 123
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: seq
Attribute_Definition:
Sequence.

Number giving the order in which this reference was shown in the original publication. Integer values. Integer of width 4.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 22
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: reference
Attribute_Definition:
Reference.

Bibliographic reference, typically the long form such as is found in the list of references for a scientific paper. Textual values of no more than 512 characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: onlink
Attribute_Definition:
Online Linkage.

URL, if present in the reference. Textual values of no more than 160 characters.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: (no value)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Information not available for this record. 677 records have no value for onlink.
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USGS Information Services
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Box 25286, Denver Federal Center
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80255-0046
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-888-ASK-USGS
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1-303-202-4695
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: infoservices@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: USGS Open-File Report 2014-1074
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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Format_Information_Content:
Location and characteristics of 123 sediment-hosted gold deposits worldwide
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Location and characteristics of 123 sediment-hosted gold deposits worldwide
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Location and characteristics of 123 sediment-hosted gold deposits worldwide
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Location and characteristics of 123 sediment-hosted gold deposits worldwide
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Location and characteristics of 123 sediment-hosted gold deposits worldwide
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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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