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Global Distribution of Selected Mines, Deposits, and Districts of Critical Minerals

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2017

Citation

Labay, Keith, Burger, M.H., Bellora, J.D., Schulz, K.J., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., Seal, R.R., II, Bradley, D.C., Mauk, J.L., and San Juan, C.A., 2017, Global Distribution of Selected Mines, Deposits, and Districts of Critical Minerals: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GH9GQR.

Summary

The point and polygon layers within this geodatabase present the global distribution of selected mineral resource features (deposits, mines, districts, mineral regions) for 22 minerals or mineral commodities considered critical to the economy and security of the United States as of 2017. These data complement the report by Schulz and others (2017) which provides national and global information on 23 critical minerals - antimony (Sb), barite (barium, Ba), beryllium (Be), cobalt (Co), fluorite or fluorspar (fluorine, F), gallium (Ga), germanium (Ge), graphite (carbon, C), hafnium (Hf), indium (In), lithium (Li), manganese (Mn), niobium (Nb), platinum-group elements (PGE), rare-earth elements (REE), rhenium (Re), selenium (Se), tantalum [...]

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Purpose

The data represent the global distribution of selected critical mineral resources in mines, deposits, districts, and regions as of 2017. The geospatial data provide generalized information such as feature name, deposit type, and location description. The data are used in the analysis of current and future supply chains of mineral commodities important to the U.S. economy and security and the environmental consequences related to their production and use. The point and polygon vector data in the geodatabase are suitable for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other database and geospatial software. The data may be used to develop maps, perform regional-scale geospatial analyses, or assess mineral resources in the areas covered by the data. The information is intended to meet the needs of a wide community of users that includes the geoscience and mineral exploration communities as well as State and Federal agencies, Congress, private industry, and the general public.

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