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Minerals

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Date published: June 20, 2018

Archive of digitized analog boomer and minisparker seismic reflection data collected from the Northern Gulf of Mexico: 1981, 1990, and 1991

Archive of HRSP profiles annotated with header information, converted SEG-Y files, navigation data, and cruise trackline shapefiles. Data collection dates and locations: July 1–15, 1981, Chandeleur and Mississippi Sounds; April 9–23, 1981, Gulf of Mexico; June 21–27, 1990, Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico; July 10–11 and July 21–27, 1991, Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.

Date published: June 19, 2018

Archive of Digitized Analog Boomer Seismic Reflection Data Collected during USGS Cruise USFHC in Mississippi Sound and Bay St. Louis, September 1989

Archive of HRSP profiles annotated with header information, converted SEG-Y files, navigation data, cruise trackline files, logbooks, and annotated/core location maps. Geophysical surveys were conducted between September 13 and 19, 1989, within Bay St. Louis and the adjacent Mississippi Sound offshore of Hancock County, Mississippi. 

Date published: June 14, 2018

Detection Limits

(Intro) (mg = µg) Elemental detection limits for NAA are variable because some elements become very radioactive–, and can be determined at very low levels while other elements do not become very radioactive or have very short half–lives (less than 10 seconds). Activation analysis determines the total mass of an element in a sample.

Date published: June 4, 2018

Tin Deposits in the United States

This data release provides descriptions of more than 120 mineral regions, mines, and mineral deposits within the United States that are reported to contain enrichments of tin (Sn).

Date published: April 19, 2018

Archive of Digitized Analog Boomer Seismic-Reflection Data Collected During U.S. Geological Survey Cruises Erda 92-2 and Erda 92-4 in Mississippi Sound, June and August 1992

Archive of HRSP profiles annotated with header information, and converted SEG-Y files. Data collection dates and locations: June 1990 from waterbodies surrounding Grand, Cat, and Horn Islands; August 1990 off the coast of Mississippi and Alabama and between Horn and Petit Bois Islands.

Date published: March 26, 2018

Rhenium Occurrences in the United States

This data release provides descriptions of more than 100 mining districts, mines, and mineral occurrences (deposits and prospects) within the United States that are reported to contain enrichments of rhenium (Re). These mineral occurrences include mined deposits, exploration prospects, and other occurrences with notable concentrations of rhenium. 

Date published: March 7, 2018

Database of significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in Alaska

This data release provides descriptions and locations of 134 significant deposits in Alaska. Approximately 99 percent of past production and remaining identified resources of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States are accounted for by deposits that originally contained at least 2 metric tons (t) of gold, 85 t silver, 50,000 t copper, 30,000 t lead, and 50,000 t zinc.

Date published: February 22, 2018

Rare Earth Element Occurrences in the United States

This data release provides descriptions of more than 200 mineral districts, mines, and mineral occurrences (deposits, prospects, and showings) within the United States that are reported to contain substantial enrichments of the rare earth elements (REEs). These mineral occurrences include mined deposits, exploration prospects, and other occurrences with notable concentrations of the REEs.

Date published: February 12, 2018

Archive of Digitized Analog Boomer Seismic Reflection Data Collected Along the Louisiana Shelf, 1982–1984

Archive of HRSP profiles annotated with header information, converted SEG-Y files, navigation data, and cruise trackline shapefiles. Geophysical surveys were collected between August and September 1982 off the coast of Holly Beach, LA, and between December 1982 and July 1984 from waterbodies surrounding Isles Dernieres, within Terrebonne and Caillou Bay, and offshore of Port Fourchon, LA.

Date published: February 2, 2018

Mines, Mineral Occurrences, and Mining Districts in the Carlin Area, Nevada

The point and polygon layers within this database represent locations of mines, mineral occurrences (which includes deposits and prospects), and mining districts in an approximately 200-square mile area northwest of Carlin, Nevada. Tables contain additional information such as commodity, geology, deposit types, activity status, deposit resources, and mine production. 

Date published: December 19, 2017

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

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 (Sb, Ba, Be, CO, F, Ga, Ge, C, Hf, In, Li, Mn, Nb, PGE, REE, Re, Se, Ta, Te, Sn, Ti, V, Zr).

Date published: December 1, 2017

Prospect- and Mine-Related Features from U.S. Geological Survey 7.5- and 15-Minute Topographic Quadrangle Maps of the United States

These data are part of a larger USGS project to develop an updated geospatial database of mines, mineral deposits and mineral regions in the United States. Mine and prospect-related symbols, such as those used to represent prospect pits, mines, adits, dumps, tailings, etc., are currently being digitized on a state-by-state basis from USGS Historical Topographic Maps.