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Global rare earth element occurrence database

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2018

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Orris, G.J., Seo, Yuna, Briggs, D.A., Dunlap, Pamela, and Cocker, M.D., 2018, Global rare earth element occurrence database: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7DR2TN4.

Summary

This spatial database "usgs_Global_REE.gdb" was created for use in a geographic information system (GIS) to support research on global rare earth deposits and occurrences by the U.S. Geological Survey. This inventory documents the geologic occurrence of rare earths, including mineralogy, type of deposit or occurrence, host rocks and alteration, and any quantitative data related to size and grade from publicly available data. Rare earths, as used in this report, includes the chemically similar lanthanide group of elements, as well as yttrium. Databases that summarize the distribution of known occurrences and their geologic setting are an integral part of a geologically-based evaluation of undiscovered mineral resources. The distribution [...]

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Global_RareEarths2.jpg
“Global REE image”
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Global_REE_occurrence_database.xlsx
“Excel table of Global REE feature class”
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Global_REE_occurrence_database_excel.zip
“Zipped Excel spreadsheets (4 files)”
1.48 MB
Global_REE_occurrence_nonspatial_table.xlsx
“Excel table of Global REE nonspatial table”
250.06 KB
Introduction_REEdatabase_final.docx
“Word document: Introduction to the Global Rare Earth Element Occurrence Database”
32.61 KB
Global_REE_metadata_txt.zip
“All text metadata files zipped”
24.71 KB
Global_REE_metadata_xml.zip
“All xml metadata zipped (5 files)”
25.18 KB
USGS_Global_REE.gdb.zip
“Zipped Global REE geodatabase”
90.97 MB
Global_REE_occurrence_database_shapefile.zip
“Zipped Global REE occurrences shape file”
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Global_REE_occurrence_database.prj
“Global REE projection file”
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Global_REE_occurrence_database.shp
“USGS Global REE occurrence shapefile”
85.25 KB
Global_REE_occurrence_database.shx 24.43 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this worldwide inventory is to better understand the variation within and between deposits and occurrences of rare earth elements with the goal of being able to develop better deposit descriptive models and assessment methodologies.
Global REE image
Global REE image

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