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Mineral facilities of Latin America and the Caribbean


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Baker, M.S., and Buteyn, S.D., 2016, Mineral facilities of Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset presents information about facilities relating to the mineral industries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Facilities include mines, mineral processing plants (including refineries and smelters), oil and gas field locations, and petroleum refineries. Relevant data fields include the mineral commodity, specific forms of the mineral commodity produced, location information, facility name, operator, ownership of the facility, annual production capacity, operational status, as well as geographic coordinates and locational accuracy. These data are derived from data presented by country by the Global Minerals Analysis section of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Minerals Information Center (NMIC) in Volume III (International [...]


Point of Contact :
Michael Baker
Originator :
Michael Baker, Spencer Buteyn
Metadata Contact :
Michael Baker
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS Mission Area :
Energy and Minerals
SDC Data Owner :
Mineral Resources Program
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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MINFAC_LAC.csv 417.94 KB
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These data were collected, formatted for use within a geographic information system, and standardized as part of a larger project presenting an overview of geospatial information on Latin America and the Caribbean for the Inter-American Development Bank.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7MG7MM6

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