Global Distribution of Selected Mines, Deposits, and Districts of Critical Minerals

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Labay, K.
Originator: Burger, M.H.
Originator: Bellora, J.D.
Originator: Schulz, K.J.
Originator: DeYoung, J.H., Jr.
Originator: Seal, R.R., II
Originator: Bradley, D.C.
Originator: Mauk, J.L.
Originator: San Juan, C.A.
Publication_Date: 2017
Title:
Global Distribution of Selected Mines, Deposits, and Districts of Critical Minerals
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector Digital Data Set (Point)
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Data Release
Issue_Identification: 10.5066/F7GH9GQR
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GH9GQR
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/major-deposits/
Online_Linkage: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/pp1802/
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Schulz, K.J.
Originator: DeYoung, J.H., Jr.
Originator: Seal, R.R., II
Originator: Bradley, D.C.
Publication_Date: 2017
Title:
Critical Mineral Resources of the United States--Economic and Environmental Geology and Prospects for Future Supply
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication (Other)
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Professional Paper
Issue_Identification: 1802 (2017)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1802
Description:
Abstract:
The point and polygon layers within this geodatabase present the global distribution of selected mineral resource features (deposits, mines, districts, mineral regions) for 22 minerals or mineral commodities considered critical to the economy and security of the United States as of 2017. These data complement the report by Schulz and others (2017) which provides national and global information on 23 critical minerals - antimony (Sb), barite (barium, Ba), beryllium (Be), cobalt (Co), fluorite or fluorspar (fluorine, F), gallium (Ga), germanium (Ge), graphite (carbon, C), hafnium (Hf), indium (In), lithium (Li), manganese (Mn), niobium (Nb), platinum-group elements (PGE), rare-earth elements (REE), rhenium (Re), selenium (Se), tantalum (Ta), tellurium (Te), tin (Sn), titanium (Ti), vanadium (V), and zirconium (Zr) resources. The geospatial locations for deposits containing selenium, which is recovered mainly as a byproduct of other produced mineral commodities, is not included in this geodatabase. These geospatial data and the accompanying report are an update to information published in 1973 in U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 820, United States Mineral Resources. For the current and full discussion of the individual critical minerals, their uses, identified resources, national and global distribution, geologic overview, resource assessment, and geoenvironmental considerations see: Schulz, K.J., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., Seal, R.R., II, and Bradley, D.C., eds., 2017, Critical mineral resources of the United States--Economic and environmental geology and prospects for future supply: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1802, 777 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1802
Purpose:
The data represent the global distribution of selected critical mineral resources in mines, deposits, districts, and regions as of 2017. The geospatial data provide generalized information such as feature name, deposit type, and location description. The data are used in the analysis of current and future supply chains of mineral commodities important to the U.S. economy and security and the environmental consequences related to their production and use. The point and polygon vector data in the geodatabase are suitable for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other database and geospatial software. The data may be used to develop maps, perform regional-scale geospatial analyses, or assess mineral resources in the areas covered by the data. The information is intended to meet the needs of a wide community of users that includes the geoscience and mineral exploration communities as well as State and Federal agencies, Congress, private industry, and the general public.
Supplemental_Information:
The locations of critical mineral resource features, for example, mines or deposits, are most commonly reported as latitude and longitude coordinates or shown as points in source maps and reports. Occasionally these features are described or shown as areas. For this reason, most critical mineral locations are provided in a point feature class in the corresponding ArcGIS 10.0 file geodatabase, and a few are provided as areal outlines in the polygon feature class. Not all deposit locations are discussed in the accompanying report. The ArcGIS feature classes are also provided as Esri shapefiles. Attribute field names in the shapefiles are limited to 10-characters; therefore, truncated shapefile field names are provided in brackets in the Attribute Label description where applicable (for example, Deposit_Type [Deposit_Ty]).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2017
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -178.726667
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 177.85072
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.0799999999
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -42.4213472224
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Alexandria Digital Library Feature Type Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: mine sites
Theme_Keyword: reserves
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: economic geology
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: mineral resources
Theme_Keyword: web map services
Theme_Keyword: antimony
Theme_Keyword: barium
Theme_Keyword: beryllium
Theme_Keyword: cobalt
Theme_Keyword: fluorine
Theme_Keyword: gallium
Theme_Keyword: hafnium
Theme_Keyword: lithium
Theme_Keyword: manganese
Theme_Keyword: niobium
Theme_Keyword: platinum-group elements
Theme_Keyword: rare-earth elements
Theme_Keyword: rhenium
Theme_Keyword: selenium
Theme_Keyword: tantalum
Theme_Keyword: tellurium
Theme_Keyword: tin
Theme_Keyword: titanium
Theme_Keyword: vanadium
Theme_Keyword: zirconium
Theme_Keyword: mineral deposits
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: deposit type
Theme_Keyword: geoenvironmental model
Theme_Keyword: mineral commodity
Theme_Keyword: mineral occurrence
Theme_Keyword: critical mineral resource
Theme_Keyword: mining
Theme_Keyword: nonfuel mineral resources
Theme_Keyword: resource
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Common geographic areas
Place_Keyword: fLD50 = Africa
Place_Keyword: fLD80 = Asia Minor and Middle East
Place_Keyword: fLD60 = Australia and New Zealand
Place_Keyword: fLD20 = Central America
Place_Keyword: fLD40 = Europe
Place_Keyword: fLD10 = North America
Place_Keyword: fLD30 = South America
Place_Keyword: fLD90 = Southeast Asia
Place_Keyword: Asia
Place_Keyword: China
Place_Keyword: Korea, Republic of
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
The data are intended to show the general global distribution of selected mineral deposits and regions containing critical minerals. The data are not suitable for spatial analyses except at regional scales. Data have been checked to ensure consistency with the accompanying report. If any errors are detected, please notify the originating office. The U.S. Geological Survey strongly recommends that careful attention be paid to the metadata file associated with these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Klaus J Schulz
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Region
Contact_Position: Research Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Mail Stop 954, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6320
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-6383
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kschulz@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
The data set was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center; Alaska Science Center - Geology Office; National Minerals Information Center; Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center; and the Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Environment as of Metadata Creation: Microsoft [Unknown] Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1 (Build 5696) Service Pack N/A (Build N/A)
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Unique values in attribute fields were checked through frequency analyses. The unique values in each attribute field were reviewed and checked for spelling, accuracy, and where possible consistency of terms, adherence to established vocabularies, and completeness. The names of deposits and (or) mines presented in the dataset may vary slightly from the names used in the accompanying report.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Data were checked for duplicate locations and (or) attributes and resolved as needed. Data locations and attributes were cross checked with corresponding tables in the accompanying report for consistency. Where possible, null values in attribute fields were populated.
Completeness_Report:
Data represent the global distribution of selected mineral deposits critical to the United States economy or security as of 2017. The point and polygon data layers present selected deposit locations for 22 of the 23 critical mineral commodities (Sb, Ba, Be, Co, F, Ga, Ge, C, In, Li, Mn, Nb, PGE, REE, Re, Se, Ta, Te, Sn, Ti, V, Zr), most of which are described in the accompanying report. Locations for selenium (Se) were not included since selenium is recovered mainly as a byproduct of other produced mineral commodities.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The data are intended to show the general global distribution of mineral deposits and regions containing critical minerals. The data are not suitable for spatial analyses except at regional scales. The quality of locations is highly variable and generally reflects the accuracy of source reports and materials. Point locations are given in decimal degrees so the accuracy of the latitude and longitude may be reflected in the number of decimal places given. Some locations are areas rather than points and the geographic coordinates are the approximate center of the area.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Vertical accuracy in the data set is not applicable
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Schulz, K.J., and others (eds.)
Publication_Date: 2017
Title:
Critical mineral resources of the United States--Economic and environmental geology and prospects for future supply:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Publication (U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1802
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital and/or Hardcopy Resources
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2017
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PP2017-1802
Source_Contribution: Selected critical mineral deposits of the world
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Geospatial locations for critical mineral deposits, districts, belts, etc. were compiled from a variety of sources including published reports, tables, maps, web sources, databases (for example, the USGS Mineral Resources Data System), and imagery. Some locations were confirmed using available imagery in applications such as Google Earth. However, many locations may be one to tens of kilometers from their actual locations. Most location information was summarized in Chapters C-V of the accompanying report (PP 1802 (2017)) along with descriptions of commodity uses, production and resources, geology, and geoenvironmental considerations. Using these and other summaries, data were spatially integrated using ArcGIS for all mineral commodities except selenium (Chapter Q), which is recovered mainly as a byproduct of other mineral commodities. Attribute information such as deposit name, deposit type, mineral or elemental commodity or elemental group (for example, PGE or REE), and country were added to the point and polygon feature classes. Data inspection and checks were performed throughout the compilation and reviews were performed to assess the accuracy and completeness of feature capture and attribution relative to the accompanying report. Data compilation was completed in 2017.
Process_Date: 20170627
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: 2065
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0198199122
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0209802268
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal seconds
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition:
Table containing attribute information associated with the data set.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS Authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEPOSIT_NAME [DEPOSIT_NA]
Attribute_Definition: Name of mineral resource feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Authors
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Name of mineral resource feature. Name of a mine, deposit, district, or mineral region.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CRITICAL_MINERAL [CRITICAL_M]
Attribute_Definition: Mineral or resource commodity.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Authors
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Mineral or resource commodity. Mineral, raw material, or product that can be bought or sold. In this database, the mineral commodity or commodity group is one which is considered critical to the United States economy and (or) security as of 2017. These critical mineral commodities have important uses and potentially unreliable supply.When multiple critical minerals and (or) commodities occur at a location, there is no significance to the order in which they are listed.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEPOSIT_TYPE [DEPOSIT_TY]
Attribute_Definition:
Generalized mineral-deposit type in which a critical mineral or commodity occurs.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Authors
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
A classification used for a mineral deposit based on genetic and physical characteristics such as how the deposit formed, inherent value (tonnage and grade), mining and beneficiation methods that can be used to develop a deposit, and the remediation that must be done to minimize environmental impacts of mining. Many critical minerals may be produced as coproducts or byproducts from mineral deposits, thus some deposit types are listed because they could contain critical minerals. If the deposit type was unknown, the value was listed as Deposit type unclassified.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Geographic location north or south of the equator reported in decimal degrees (WGS84). Negative values indicate latitudes south of the equator.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Authors
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -42.4213472223964
Range_Domain_Maximum: 83.0799999999001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
Geographic location east or west of the Greenwich prime meridian reported in decimal degrees (WGS84). Negative values indicate longitudes west of the Greenwich.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Authors
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -178.726667000182
Range_Domain_Maximum: 177.85072
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION
Attribute_Definition:
Description of the general location of a mine, mineral deposit, district, or region associated with a critical mineral commodity.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Authors
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
The location is typically a country, but in some cases, the location is a geographic setting, for example; the Atlantic Ocean.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOC_DETAIL
Attribute_Definition: More detailed description of the location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Authors
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
An additional description such as a State, region, Province, department, or adjacent country that expands the description of the Location field.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The entity and attribute information provided here describes the tabular data associated with the data set. Please review the detailed descriptions that are provided (the individual attribute descriptions) for information on the values that appear as fields/table entries of the data set.
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The entity and attribute information was generated by the individual and (or) agency identified as the originator of the data set. Please review the rest of the metadata record for additional details and information.
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Contact_Person: GS ScienceBase
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Address: Denver Federal Center, Building 810, Mail Stop 302
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-888-275-8747
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sciencebase@usgs.gov
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This database, identified as USGS Data Release https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GH9GQR, has been approved for release and publication by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although this database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, it is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any use of trade, product or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey. Permission to reproduce copyrighted items must be secured from the copyright owner.
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Contact_Person: Peter N. Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: USGS Mineral Resources Program
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Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192-0002
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6533
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-6252
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This database, identified as USGS Data Release https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GH9GQR, has been approved for release and publication by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although this database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, it is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any use of trade, product or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey. Permission to reproduce copyrighted items must be secured from the copyright owner.
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