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Open-File Report 2006-1150
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Spatial Data Compilation of Geodynamic, Tectonic, Metallogenic, Mineral Deposit, and Geophysical Maps and Associated Descriptive Data for Northeast Asia

Compiled by Vera V. Naumova, Robert J. Miller, Mikhail I. Patuk, Marina Yu. Kapitanchuk, Warren J. Nokleberg, Alexander I. Khanchuk, Leonid M. Parfenov, and Sergey M.Rodionov

With contributions from Sodov Ariunbileg, Gombosuren Badarch, Valentina Belichenko, Nikolay A. Berzin, Gennandiy B. Biryul'kin, TatianaV. Bounaeva, Alexander N. Bulgatov, Jamba Byamba, Yury V. Davydov, Alexey V. Deikunenko, Gunchin Dejidmaa, Elimir G. Distanov, Yongsheng Dong, Dangindorjiin Dorjgotov, Sergey I. Dril, Valeriy Yu. Fridovskiy, Gennadiy N. Gamyanin, Ochir Gerel, Ivan V. Gordienko, Ayurzana Gotovsuren, Nikolai A. Goryachev, Duk Hwan Hwang, Alexander I. Khanchuk, Boris I. Kim, Galina L. Kirillova, Anatoliy P. Kochnev, Alexei V. Kostin, Elena Koltunova, Eugeney A. Korago, Mikhail K. Kos'ko, Mikhail I. Kuzmin, Sergey A. Letunov, Xujun Li, Galina D. Malceva, Vladimir D. Melnikov, Robert J. Miller, Valeriy M. Nikitin, Warren J. Nokleberg, Andrei V. Prokopiev, Lyudmila I. Popeko, Alexander A. Obolenskiy, Masatsugu Ogasawara, Demberel Orolmaa, Vladimir S. Oxman, Leonid M. Parfenov, Nikolay.V. Popov, Vladimir V. Ratkin, Sergey M. Rodionov, Sergey N. Rudnev, Zhan V. Seminskiy, Christopher R. Scotese, Vladimir I. Shpikerman, Eugene V. Sklyarov, Alexander P. Smelov, Vitali I. Sotnikov, Alexander M. Spiridonov, Valeriy V. Stogniy, Sadahisa Sudo, Fengyue Sun, Jiapeng Sun, Valeriy M. Supletsov, Oleg I. Suprunenko, Weizhi Sun, Vladimir F. Timofeev, Onongin Tomurtogoo, Felix F. Tret'yakov, Oleg A. Tyan, Valeriy G. Vetluzhskikh, Valery A. Vernikovsky, Alexander G. Vladimirov, Koji Wakita, Y.V. Yakovlev, Hongquan Yan, Mao Ye, Aihua Xi, Alexander N. Zedgenizov, Vladimir.I. Zhizhin, Nikolay.N. Zinchuk,and Lydia M. Zorina

Warren J. Nokleberg, Robert J. Miller, and Michael F. Diggles, Editors


Prepared in collaboration with Russian Academy of Sciences, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Jilin University, Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, and Geological Survey of Japan

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This is the online version of a CD-ROM publication. It contains all of the data that are on the disc but extra files have been removed: index files, software installers, and Windows autolaunch files.

The purpose of this publication is to provide a high-quality spatial data compilation (Geographical Information System or GIS) of geodynamic, mineral deposit, and metallogenic belt maps, and descriptive data for Northeast Asia for customers and users. This area consists of Eastern Siberia, Russian Far East, Mongolia, northern China, South Korea, and Japan. The GIS compilation contains integrated spatial data for: (1) a geodynamics map at a scale of 1:5,000,000; (2) a mineral deposit location map; (3) metallogenic belt maps; (4) detailed descriptions of geologic units, including tectonostratigraphic terranes, cratons, major melange zones, and overlap assemblages, with references; (5) detailed descriptions of metallogenic belts with references; (6) detailed mineral deposit descriptions with references; and (7) page-size stratigraphic columns for major terranes.

Download the main text for this report as a PDF file (OF2006-1150.pdf; 440 KB). This file gives detailed instructions on using the database.

PROJMAT: (10 MB)This directory contains NE Asia project materials, including the project emblem, and pamphlets for NE Asia and previous projects..

References: This directory contains Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) files for complete references for descriptions of map units, mineral deposits, and metallogenic belts. (2.7 MB).

Metadata: This directory contains hypertext (.htm) files and an Excel (.xls) spreadsheet file for metadata, that is, the description of type and sources of spatial data in the compilation. (140 KB).

Data package: (; 182.3 MB) This compressed file contains the spatial data. These data are are provided here as ArcView shape and associated files, and an Access database. Download this file to your hard disk and expand it to use the data in your GIS. The expanded data folder contains the following major files:

Open the readme file from the CD-ROM-version of this publication (20 KB).

For questions about the content of this report, contact Warren Nokleberg

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