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GIS and Data Tables for Focus Areas for Potential Domestic Nonfuel Sources of Rare Earth Elements

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2019-03-14

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Dicken, C.L., Horton, J.D., San Juan, C.A., Anderson, A.K., Ayuso, R.A., Bern, C.R., Bookstrom, A.A., Bradley, D.C., Bultman, M.W., Carter, M.W., Cossette, P.M., Day, W.C., Drenth, B.J., Emsbo, P., Foley, N.K., Frost, T.P., Gettings, M.E., Hammarstrom, J.M., Hayes, T.S., Hofstra, A.H., Hubbard, B.E., John, D.A., Jones, J.V.,III, Kreiner, D.C., Lund, K., McCafferty, A.E., Merchat, A.J., Ponce, D.A., Schulz, K.J., Shah, A.K., Siler, D.L., Taylor, R.D., Vikre, P.G., Walsh, G.J., Woodruff, L.G., and Zurcher, L., 2019, GIS and data tables for focus areas for potential domestic nonfuel sources of rare earth elements: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P95CHIL0.

Summary

In response to Executive Order 13817 of December 20, 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) coordinated with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to identify 35 nonfuel minerals or mineral materials considered critical to the economic and national security of the United States (U.S.). Acquiring information on possible domestic sources of these critical minerals is the basis of the USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI). The program, which partners the USGS with State Geological Surveys, federal agencies, and the private sector, aims to collect new geological, geophysical, and topographic (lidar) data in key areas of the U.S. to stimulate mineral exploration and production of critical minerals. The first phase of Earth [...]

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FocusAreasREE_Meta.xml
“FGDC Metadata”
Original FGDC Metadata

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27.99 KB
FocusAreas_REE.gdb.zip
“Zipped ArcGIS file geodatabase”
57.42 MB
FocusAreas_REE_Shapefiles.zip
“Zipped shapefiles”
36.48 MB
REE_data_release_tables.xlsx
“Summary tables (Excel)”
531.44 KB
REE_data_release_tables_csv.zip
“Zipped summary tables (csv)”
96.21 KB
TNM_SB_Readme.pdf
“Readme for viewing data using The National Map online map viewer”
275.03 KB
MtnPass_WindTurbine6.jpg
“Mountain Pass REE mine, CA (B. Van Gosen, 2018); wind turbines that contain REE”
thumbnail 245.25 KB
Extension: USGS_Focus_Areas_REE.zip
USGS_Focus_Areas_REE.sd
“ArcGIS service definition, contains mxd and GIS data”
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Purpose

These geospatial data provide the locations of focus areas to be used for the planning and collection of geophysical, geological, and topographic (lidar) data pertaining to the Earth MRI study of REE resources in the U.S. Focus areas are outlined solely on the basis of geology, regardless of political boundaries. Therefore, areas may include federal, as well as state, tribal, and private lands, which may or may not be open to exploration and mining activities. These data are shared to meet open data requirements and are suitable for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other database and geospatial software used to derive maps and perform geospatial analyses.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P95CHIL0

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