Database fields in table main

General descriptive information about the deposit

rec_id
Record ID
(Site identification)
A distinct numerical identifier for the database record without further scientific significance
depname
Deposit name
(Site identification)
The most recent deposit name
altname
Other names
(Site identification)
Alternative names that have been used for the deposit.
includes
Includes
(Site identification)
The names of deposits that have been combined with the primary deposit as a result of the two-kilometer minimum separation rule.
cntrycd
Country code
(Geographic location)
Coded abbreviation combining the country and state or province
latdeg
Latitude degrees
(Geographic location)
Degrees of latitude
latmin
Latitude minutes
(Geographic location)
Minutes of latitude
latsec
Latitude seconds
(Geographic location)
Seconds of latitude
londeg
Longitude degrees
(Geographic location)
Degrees of lontitude
lonmin
Longitude minutes
(Geographic location)
Minutes of longitude
lonsec
Longitude seconds
(Geographic location)
Seconds of longitude
oreton
Ore tonnage
(Site characteristics)
Total tons of ore based on total production, reserves, and resources at the lowest possible cutoff grade, in millions of metric tons.
cugrd
Copper grade
(Site characteristics)
Average grade of copper for the deposit, as percent of metal in ore. Zero value means the grade (always for byproducts) was unavailable.
cogrd
Cobalt grade
(Site characteristics)
Average grade of cobalt for the deposit, as percent of metal in ore. Zero value means the grade (always for byproducts) was unavailable.
aggrd
Silver grade
(Site characteristics)
Average grade of silver for the deposit, as grams per metric ton of ore. Zero value means the grade (always for byproducts) was unavailable.
country
Country
(Geographic location)
Name of the country where the deposit occurs.
stprov
State or province
(Geographic location)
State or province, if known, where the deposit occurs.
deptype
Type of deposit
(Site characteristics)
Classification of the deposit
hostrock
Host rock
(Site characteristics)
Type of rocks hosting the ore body, in the same terms used in published maps and reports
rockunder
Rock underlying
(Site characteristics)
Type of rocks underlying the host rock, forming the footwall.
depage
Age of deposit
(Site characteristics)
Age of the deposit expressed using standard divisions of geologic time or in millions of years, when available.
agemy
Age
(Site characteristics)
Age of the deposit in millions of years before the present based on reported absolute (typically thermal dates) ages or midpoints of geologic time scale units.
rockover
Rock overlying
(Site characteristics)
Type of rocks overlying the host rock.
assoctype
Associated Types
(Site characteristics)
Supplementary information about the deposit type
comments
Comments
(Site characteristics)
Supplementary information
geolunit
Geologic unit
(Site characteristics)
Geologic unit code, a number matching polygons in XXXXXX
geolprov
Geologic province
(Site characteristics)
Name of the geologic province in which the deposit formed
latitude
Latitude
(Geographic location)
Geographic latitude in decimal degrees, datum WGS84. South is negative, north positive.
longitude
Longitude
(Geographic location)
Geographic longitude in decimal degrees, datum WGS84. West is negative, east positive.
cuton
Copper tonnage
(Site characteristics)
Total tons of contained copper based on total production, reserves, and resources at the lowest possible cutoff grade, in millions of metric tons.
continent
Continent
(Geographic location)
Coded abbreviation for the continent