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Tungsten Deposits in the United States (ver. 2.0, August 2020)

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2020-08-31

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Karl, N.A., Carroll, T.R., Burger, M.H., Knudsen, L.D., Long, K.R., Reyes, T.A., and Schmeda, G., 2020, Tungsten Deposits in the United States (ver. 2.0, August 2020): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P97NJLI4.

Summary

This is version 2.0 of Tungsten Deposits in the United States. This data release provides the descriptions of approximately 100 U.S. sites that include mineral regions, mineral occurrences (deposits), and mine features that contain enrichments of tungsten (W). This data release reports on U.S. mines and deposits with greater than or equal to 215 metric tons of tungsten metal (30,000 short ton units of tungsten trioxide). Sites in this database occur in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Washington. As a part of the process set forth by Executive Order 13817, the USGS National Minerals Information Center (NMIC) identified W as a critical mineral due to the import [...]

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00Readme_Tungsten_ver2.txt
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USGS_Tungsten_US Revision History.txt
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USGS_Tungsten_ver2_CSV.zip
“Tungsten ver. 2.0 data (CSV files and Data Dictionary)”
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USGS_Tungsten_ver2_Excel.zip
“Tungsten ver. 2.0 data (Excel files and Data Dictionary)”
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USGS_Tungsten_ver2_US_Geodatabase.gdb.zip
“Tungsten ver. 2.0 Geodatabase”
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USGS_Tungsten_ver2_US_Metadata.zip
“Tungsten ver. 2.0 Metadata (XML, HTML, TXT)”
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USGS_Tungsten_ver2_Shapefiles.zip
“Tungsten ver. 2.0 Shapefiles (and CSV files)”
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“Tungsten minerals - ferberite and scheelite”
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Purpose

This dataset was developed as part of an ongoing effort by the U.S. Geological Survey to inventory public information on critical mineral deposits within the United States that have record of production and (or) resources above a specified cutoff limit. In the case of tungsten, the cutoff was set at 215 metric tons of tungsten metal. This represents, approximately the largest 10 percent of known U.S. deposits. These geospatial data provide location, geologic description, and production and resource information. In general, USGS uses this information to delineate permissive tracts (geographic areas in which specific types of mineral deposits may occur), develop assessments of potential undiscovered mineral resources, determine where and how the environmental effects of mining may be observed, and understand the natural variability found in mineral deposits of particular types. These data also support the Federal strategic objective to secure reliable supplies of critical minerals by providing information for geoscience research and mineral exploration to State and Federal agencies, private industry, and the general public.
Tungsten minerals - ferberite and scheelite
Tungsten minerals - ferberite and scheelite

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Revision 2.0 by Nick A. Karl on August 31, 2020. To review the changes that were made, see “USGS_Tungsten_US Revision History.txt” in the attached files section.

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