Mineral Operations of Latin America and Canada

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Rachel Bernstein
Originator: J.M. Eros
Originator: Meliany Quinatana-Velazquez
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: Mineral Operations of Latin America and Canada
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File report
Issue_Identification: 2006-1375
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1375/>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set consists of records for over 900 mineral facilities in Latin America and Canada. The mineral facilities include mines, plants, smelters, or refineries of aluminum, cement, coal, copper, diamond, gold, iron and steel, nickel, platinum-group metals, salt, and silver, among others. Records include attributes such as commodity, country, location, company name, facility type and capacity if applicable, and generalized coordinates. The data were compiled from multiple sources, including the 2003 and 2004 USGS Minerals Yearbooks (Latin America and Candada volume), data to be published in the 2005 Minerals Yearbook Latin America and Canada Volume, minerals statistics and information from the USGS minerals information Web site (<http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/>), and data collected by USGS minerals information country specialists. Data reflect the most recent published table of industry structure for each country. Other sources include statistical publications of individual countries, annual reports and press releases of operating companies,and trade journals. Due to the sensitivity of some energy commodity data, the quality of these data should be evaluated on a country-by-country basis. Additional information and explanation is available from the country specialists.
Purpose:
The purpose of this data set is to present information about the mineral facilities of Latin America and Canada, including their location, ownership or operating company, operating status, and capacity. This data set reflects the mineral operations pertinent to commodities discussed in the International Minerals Yearbook chapters of the USGS.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2003
Ending_Date: 2005
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -130.4500 dd
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -35.2167 dd
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 73.0500 dd
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.1444 dd
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: economy
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: structure
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
USGS Mineral Commodity Surveys, 2006 available online at URL: <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/>
Theme_Keyword: alumina
Theme_Keyword: aluminum
Theme_Keyword: ammonia
Theme_Keyword: antimony
Theme_Keyword: asbestos
Theme_Keyword: barite
Theme_Keyword: bauxite
Theme_Keyword: bentonite
Theme_Keyword: bismuth
Theme_Keyword: boron
Theme_Keyword: bullion
Theme_Keyword: carbon black
Theme_Keyword: cement
Theme_Keyword: chromite
Theme_Keyword: chromium
Theme_Keyword: clay
Theme_Keyword: coal
Theme_Keyword: cobalt
Theme_Keyword: columbium
Theme_Keyword: copper
Theme_Keyword: diamond
Theme_Keyword: dolomite
Theme_Keyword: emerald
Theme_Keyword: ferroalloys
Theme_Keyword: ferronickel
Theme_Keyword: ferrosilicon
Theme_Keyword: fluorspar
Theme_Keyword: gemstone
Theme_Keyword: gold
Theme_Keyword: graphite
Theme_Keyword: gravel
Theme_Keyword: gypsum
Theme_Keyword: iodine
Theme_Keyword: iron
Theme_Keyword: kaolin
Theme_Keyword: lead
Theme_Keyword: lime
Theme_Keyword: liquified natural gas
Theme_Keyword: lithium
Theme_Keyword: limestone
Theme_Keyword: magnesite
Theme_Keyword: magnesium
Theme_Keyword: manganese
Theme_Keyword: methanol
Theme_Keyword: molybdenum
Theme_Keyword: natural gas
Theme_Keyword: natural gas liquids
Theme_Keyword: nickel
Theme_Keyword: niobium
Theme_Keyword: nitrates
Theme_Keyword: nitrogen
Theme_Keyword: petroleum:crude
Theme_Keyword: petroleum:refinery products
Theme_Keyword: phosphate
Theme_Keyword: potash
Theme_Keyword: pozzolan
Theme_Keyword: quartz
Theme_Keyword: rhenium
Theme_Keyword: sand
Theme_Keyword: salt
Theme_Keyword: silica sand
Theme_Keyword: silver
Theme_Keyword: steel
Theme_Keyword: stone
Theme_Keyword: strontium
Theme_Keyword: sulfur
Theme_Keyword: tellurium
Theme_Keyword: tantalum
Theme_Keyword: tin
Theme_Keyword: titanium
Theme_Keyword: tungsten
Theme_Keyword: uranium
Theme_Keyword: urea
Theme_Keyword: zeolite
Theme_Keyword: zinc
Theme_Keyword: zirconium
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: commodity
Theme_Keyword: metal
Theme_Keyword: mine
Theme_Keyword: mineral
Theme_Keyword: processing plant
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
USGS Minerals Yearbook (Volume III. -- Area Reports: International), 2004; available at <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/>
Place_Keyword: Latin_America
Place_Keyword: Canada
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
FIPS 10-4 "Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions"
Place_Keyword: Anguilla
Place_Keyword: Antigua and Barbuda
Place_Keyword: Argentina
Place_Keyword: Aruba
Place_Keyword: Bahamas
Place_Keyword: Barbados
Place_Keyword: Belize
Place_Keyword: Bermuda
Place_Keyword: Bolivia
Place_Keyword: Brazil
Place_Keyword: British virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: Canada
Place_Keyword: cayman Islands
Place_Keyword: Chile
Place_Keyword: Colombia
Place_Keyword: Costa Rica
Place_Keyword: Cuba
Place_Keyword: Dominica
Place_Keyword: Dominican Republic
Place_Keyword: Ecuador
Place_Keyword: El Salvador
Place_Keyword: French Guiana
Place_Keyword: Grenada
Place_Keyword: Guadeloupe
Place_Keyword: Guatemala
Place_Keyword: Guyana
Place_Keyword: Haiti
Place_Keyword: Honduras
Place_Keyword: Jamaica
Place_Keyword: Martinique
Place_Keyword: Mexico
Place_Keyword: Montserrat
Place_Keyword: Netherlands Antilles
Place_Keyword: Nicaragua
Place_Keyword: Panama
Place_Keyword: Paraguay
Place_Keyword: Peru
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: St. Kitts and Nevis
Place_Keyword: St. Lucia
Place_Keyword: St. Pierre and Miquelon
Place_Keyword: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Place_Keyword: Suriname
Place_Keyword: Trinidad and Tobago
Place_Keyword: Turks and Caicos Islands
Place_Keyword: Uruguay
Place_Keyword: Venezuela
Place_Keyword: Virgin Islands
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None, however the responsibility of determining fitness for any particular use is that of the user of these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Yolanda Fong-Sam
Contact_Organization: U. S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Country specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Address: 991 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-7756
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: yfongs-sam@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
International Section of the Minerals Information Team of the U.S. Geological Survey
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Excel 2002, ArcGIS 9.1

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
No gurarantee is made as to the accuracy of the attributes. Attributes values represent best-available data from research of sources such as statistical publications of individual countries, annual reports and press releases of operating companies, and trade journals. Coordinates were added by researching the company name and general location; in some cases coordinates may be that of the nearest town or province centroid. Due to the sensitivity of some energy commodity data, the quality of these data should be evaluated on a country-by-country basis.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No test for logical consistency was performed on this data set. It should be noted that values for the field describing plant capacities are in various units of measure; another field records the unit of measure.
Completeness_Report:
The data were gathered in support of the USGS Minerals Yearbook (Volume III. -- Area Reports: International). An attempt was made to include operations known to be or have been economically significant and therefore included in the Yearbook tables, if not directly mentioned then these operations in some way were ones for which production numbers were calculated to create the Yearbook tables.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The coordinates of the operations were obtained at a world scale. In many cases the coordinates are those of nearby cities or province centroids, especially where the site name is that of a city or province. There is no uniform precision.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The United States Board on Geographic Names
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: GEOnet Names Server
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Online_Linkage: <http://gnswww.nga.mil/geonames/GNS/index.jsp>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: GEOnet
Source_Contribution:
The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names' (US BGN) database of foreign geographic feature names. The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN. Approximately 20,000 of the database's features are updated monthly. This source was used when it was necessary to use a locality as the coordinates rather than the actual site.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Falling Rain Genomics
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Global Gazetteer Version 2.1
Online_Linkage: <http://www.fallingrain.com/world/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Global Gazeteer Version 2.1
Source_Contribution:
This website contains generalized coordinates for worldwide place names, which were sometimes used as coordinates for operations.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Google
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: Google Earth
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: Google
Online_Linkage: <http://earth.google.com/index.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: broadband, 3D application
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Google Earth
Source_Contribution:
This application provides coordinates for worldwide place names, which were sometimes used as coordinates for operations.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Minerals Yearbook (Volume III. -- Area Reports: International)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: 2005 Minerals Yearbook
Issue_Identification: Volume 3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/index.html#pubs>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2005
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS Minerals Yearbook 2005 Volume 3
Source_Contribution:
The USGS Minerals Yearbook Volume 3 covers the mineral industries of countries other than the United States.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Minerals Yearbook (Volume III. -- Area Reports: International)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: 2004 Minerals Yearbook
Issue_Identification: Volume 3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/index.html#pubs>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2004
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS Minerals Yearbook 2004 Volume 3
Source_Contribution:
The USGS Minerals Yearbook Volume 3 covers the mineral industries of countries other than the United States and was used for the majority of the table because the 2005 volume had not been completed at the time the map was completed.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Minerals Yearbook (Volume III. -- Area Reports: International)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: 2003 Minerals Yearbook
Issue_Identification: Volume 3
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/index.html#pubs>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2003
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS Minerals Yearbook 2003 Volume 3
Source_Contribution:
The USGS Minerals Yearbook Volume 3 covers the mineral industries of countries other than the United States and wasused if the 2005 or 2004 chapter for a particular country was not available.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
USGS Minerals Information Team Country Specialists provided the authors of U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1375 with lists of operations known to be active in the countries of Latin America and Canada based on their research of statistical publications of individual countries, annual reports and press releases of operating companies, and trade journals. Plant capacities were also provided when possible.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS Minerals Yearbook Volume 3
Process_Date: 2003-2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Using available information such as company name and province or nearest city in which it is located, coordinates were obtained from various sources. Coordinates may be very general, such as a representative point in the province or the nearest city
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Global Gazetteer Version 2.1
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GEOnet
Process_Date: 2003-2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Open-File Reort 2006-1375 was created, which is in the form of a map (ArcMap 9.1 map exported to PDF) and an excel spreadsheet.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The excel spreadsheet with the list of operations was saved as a dbaseIV file. The table was added to ArcMap 9.1 and exported as a shapefile.
Process_Date: 2007

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 907

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.01
Longitude_Resolution: 0.01
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Latin America & Canada Mineral Industries
Entity_Type_Definition:
A mineral facility can consist of any number of the following: mines, gas/oil blocks or fields, processing plants, refineries, or smelters of a mineral or other commodity referenced in the USGS Minerals Yearbooks
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS Minerals Information Team
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Position
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifying number corresponding to label on map published as Open-File Report 2006-1375. Also used in notes field as an identifier for other operations when capacities are combined.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Open-File Report 2006-1375, online at <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1375/>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 907
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Year
Attribute_Definition:
The year for which the plant capacity and activity status is valid
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2003
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2005
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Year
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Country
Attribute_Definition: The country in which the mine or processing plant is located
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
FIPS 10-4 "Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions"
Codeset_Source: <http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OP_Name
Attribute_Definition:
Name given to a mine or processing plant that distinguishes it from others the company owning the facility may have. It may be the name of the facility given to it by the company or others in the industry or it may be the name of the nearest city or province, or a combination.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: No standard set of site names exists.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Op_Type
Attribute_Definition:
The type of operation -- may be a mine, an oil or gas field, or one of several kinds of processing plants
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Block and Field
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The operation refers to a block consiting of multiple oil or gas fields
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Field
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Either natural gas or oil is produced at the site in one or more fields
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Raw material is removed from one or more mines on the site for processing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mine and Plant
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The operation contains facilities for removing raw materials and plants for processing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mine and Refinery
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The operation contains facilities for removing raw materials and refineries to purify commodities
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Mine, Refinery and Smelter
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The operation has a mine, refinery and smelter for removing and processing raw materials
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Plant
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The operation consists of a processing plant or plants for commodities pertaining to the site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Plant and Quarry
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The operation consists of one or more open pit mines and a processing plant or plants for commodities pertaining to the site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Plant and Refinery
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The site consists of processing and refining facilities
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Quarry
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The operation is an open pit mine or group of open pit mines
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Refinery
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The operation is considered to be a refinery or several refineries for the commodities pertaining to the site -- for petroleum operations a facility at which crude oil is converted to petroleum products; for metal operations a facility at which metals are purified
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Refinery and Smelter
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The operation is both a refinery and smelter or group of refineries and smelters for the commoditiy pertaining to the site
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Salt Pond
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
In this facility brine is collected in shallow ponds and allowed to evaporate.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Smelter
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The operation is considered to be a smelter or several smelters for the commodity pertaining to the site -- this refers to a processing facility where concentrates of ores are heated to high temperatures and metal is chemically extracted from the concentrate
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DMS_Lat
Attribute_Definition:
Angular distance measured on a meridian north or south from the equator, measured in degrees-minutes-seconds
Attribute_Definition_Source:
GEOnet Names Server (GNS) available at <http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/thesaurus/catalog/>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 54░ 06' 52"áS
Range_Domain_Maximum: 73░ 03' 00"áN
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees, minutes, seconds
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DMS_Lon
Attribute_Definition:
Angular distance between the plane of a meridian east or west from the plane of the meridian of Greenwich, measured in degrees-minutes-seconds.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
GEOnet Names Server (GNS) available at <http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/thesaurus/catalog/>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 130░ 27' 00" W
Range_Domain_Maximum: 35░ 13' 00" W
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: degrees, minutes, seconds
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DD_Lat
Attribute_Definition:
Angular distance measured on a meridian north or south from the equator, measured in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Spatial Data Transfer Standard maintained by USGS and available at <http://mcmcweb.er.usgs.gov/sdts/standard.html>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -54.1144
Range_Domain_Maximum: 73.0500
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DD_Lon
Attribute_Definition:
Angular distance between the plane of a meridian east or west from the plane of the meridian of Greenwich, measured in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Spatial Data Transfer Standard maintained by USGS and available at <http://mcmcweb.er.usgs.gov/sdts/standard.html>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -130.4500
Range_Domain_Maximum: -35.2167
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Commodity
Attribute_Definition: The material mined or processed at the site
Attribute_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
While commodities generally follow those covered in the USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries available online at <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/>, in some cases descriptors are added to give information about the raw material, or process used. In some cases multiple commodities are processed at a site; all commodities pertaining to a site are listed in this field and there is no standard set of possible combinations though some combinations are more likely than others to occur.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Method
Attribute_Definition:
The method of mining used by the operation if it is considered to be a mine
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: --
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mining method is not applicable because the operation is a processing plant, oil or gas field, refinery, or smelter,rather than a mine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mining method is not available, but the operation is a surface or underground mine, or some combination of surface and underground
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The mine is an open-pit or other surface mine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S, U
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The mine has an open-pit or other surface mine and also has an underground component
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: U
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The operation is a an underground mine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Company
Attribute_Definition: The principal company operating at the site
Attribute_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: No standard set of company names exists
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Status
Attribute_Definition:
An indicator of whether an operation was producing during the year listed
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Active
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The operation was producing during the year listed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Inactive
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The operation was not producing during the year listed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Planned
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
In 2005, there was indication that the facilitiy would open in 2007
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Under Construction
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The operation was under construction during the year listed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Capacity
Attribute_Definition: The amount it is possible to produce at the facility
Attribute_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Capacity is numeric however in some records descriptors such as material being measured were added; some records may have capacities for different commodities. Capacities in different records can not be directly compared because units of measurement vary between records; the units are given in a different field in the record.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Units
Attribute_Definition:
The unit of measure for the facility capacity attribute of the site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 42-gallon barrels/day
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured by number of 42-gallon barrels that can be produced per day
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: billion cubic meters/yr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured in the billions of cubic meters that can be produced per year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: carats/yr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured in number of carats of the commodity that can be produced per year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: kg/yr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured in number of kilograms of the commodity that can be produced per year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: million 42-gallon barrels/day
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured in millions of 42-gallon barrels that can be produced per day
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: million 42 gallon barrels / yr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured in millions of 42 gallon barrels that can be produced per year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: t/day
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured in metric tons of the commodity that can be produced in a day
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: thousand 42-gallon barrels/day
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured by thousand 42-gallon barrels of the commodity that can be produced per day
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: thousand 42-gallon barrels/yr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured by thousand 42-gallon barrels of the commodity that can be produced per year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: thousand t/year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured in the thousand metric tons of the commodity that can be produced per year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: t/yr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The facility capacity is measured in the number of metric tons of the commodity that can be produced per year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Various professional directories
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Notes
Attribute_Definition:
Additional information about the record that users should be aware of -- often refers to combined plant capacities
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Minerals Information Team
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: No standard set of notes exists.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Yolanda Fong-Sam
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing Address
Address: 991 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-7732
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: yfong-sam@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data, software, or related materials. The use of firm, trade, or brand names in this report is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey. The names mentioned in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: map and spreadsheet
Format_Version_Number: 1.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1375/>
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 2006
Metadata_Review_Date: 2007
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USGS Minerals Information Team
Contact_Person: Robert Callaghan
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing Address
Address: 983 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-7709
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rcallaghan@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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