Data Series 1004
History of the Dockets
Defense Minerals Administration (DMA), Defense Minerals Exploration Administration (DMEA), and Office of Minerals Exploration (OME), covering the entire United States, and previously stored at Suitland, Maryland, were transferred to the Spokane office of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1993. Also, DMA, DMEA, and OME files previously held at the USGS National Center at Reston, Virginia, and those formerly held at USGS field offices at Denver, Colorado, Menlo Park, California, and Knoxville, Tennessee, were transferred to Spokane.
The entire collection of dockets was scanned using optical character recognition, when possible, and converted into Portable Document Format (.pdf) files that require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. The file size of a scanned docket varies from less than 1 megabyte (MB) to 500 MB, based on the amount of information contained in the original docket and how many (if any) oversized maps are included in the scan.
How do I get a scan of a docket?
File sizes of scanned dockets vary from less than 1 MB to nearly 500 MB. Download times for large files will vary based on Internet connection speed, network traffic, and computer processor speed.