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Mineral exploration sites of Latin America and the Caribbean


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Baker, M.S., and Wilburn, D.R., 2016, Mineral exploration sites of Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset presents information about exploration sites relating to the mineral industries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Exploration sites include sites in active exploration status, sites with feasibility work being performed or planned, exploration at a producing mine for a mine expansion, or sites that are approved for or under development but not yet at the producing stage. Relevant data fields include the mineral commodities present at the site, project name, project type, operator, owners of the site, geographic coordinates, and locational accuracy. These data are dervied from work conducted by staff of the Material Flow Analysis section of the National Minerals Information Center.


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

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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/F7GQ6VWG

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