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This dataset tabulates input data for simulations of undiscovered copper resources in porphyry copper deposits that were done using the EMINERS computer program (Duval, J.S., 2012, Version 3.0 of EMINERS—Economic Mineral Resource Simulator: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004–1344, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1344) as part of a global mineral resource assessment. The input data consist of information for 163 permissive tracts for porphyry copper deposits in 7 world regions. A GIS of the permissive tracts and selected data are available in Dicken, C.L., Dunlap, Pamela, Parks, H.L., Hammarstrom, J.M., and Zientek, M.L., 2016, Spatial database for a global assessment of undiscovered copper resources: U.S....
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These data are U-Pb sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe (SHRIMP) geochronology data from quartz porphyry dikes for the study of the Butte mining district, U.S.A. Results of the study are described and interpreted in Lund and others (2018).
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In response to the growing demand for information on the global mineral-resource base, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed assessments for undiscovered resources of selected types of mineral deposits (https://minerals.usgs.gov/global). This data release tabulates data for simulations of amounts of copper resources in undiscovered porphyry copper deposits that were done for the Global Mineral Resource Assessment. For this assessment, 163 areas (permissive tracts) in 7 regions of the world that may contain porphyry copper deposits that had sufficient information to make a quantitative assessment of undiscovered copper resources were considered. Probabilistic estimates of numbers of undiscovered deposits were...
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This data release provides descriptions of more than 60 mineral regions, mines, and mineral deposits within the United States and its territories that are reported to contain enrichments of cobalt (Co). To focus the scope of this data release, we report only mined deposits and exploration prospects with past production, or resource and reserve estimates of 1,000 metric tons or more of cobalt. Cobalt has diverse uses because of its properties, which include ferromagnetism, hardness, wear-resistance, low conductivity, and high melting point. The primary uses for cobalt are in rechargeable battery electrodes, and in superalloys used to make gas turbine engines. In 2017, the United States had a net import reliance...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service; Tags: Alaska, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, California, GGGSC, All tags...
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Backscatter electron (BSE) and panchromatic cathodoluminescent (CL) imagery of minerals from samples dated by 40Ar/39Ar are for the study of the Butte mining district, U.S.A. Results of the study are described and interpreted in Lund and others (2018).These data are shared to meet open data requirements.
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This dataset tabulates summary statistics for estimates of amounts of copper in undiscovered porphyry copper deposits by world region and for the globe. Data re reported by region, by aggregation method (randomized and sorted), and by selected statistics. These include quantiles, means, standard deviations, standard error of the mean , and Upper and Lower 95% of the mean.
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This data release provides descriptions of more than 100 mining districts, mines, and mineral occurrences (deposits and prospects) within the United States that are reported to contain enrichments of rhenium (Re). These mineral occurrences include mined deposits, exploration prospects, and other occurrences with notable concentrations of rhenium. The inclusion of a particular mineral occurrence in this database is not meant to imply that it has economic potential. Rather, these occurrences were included to capture the distribution and characteristics of the known, reported rhenium occurrences in the United States. Rhenium is one of the rarest elements in the Earth's crust. Most rhenium occurs in the mineral molybdenite,...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service; Tags: Alaska, Arizona, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado, All tags...
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Sediment hosted gold deposits in Nevada were first mined in the 1960s from open pit mines with large tonnage and low grade resources. Since that time, continuing exploration and discovery have identified extraordinary resources, and together these deposits now form the second-largest gold endowment on Earth, surpassed only by the Witwatersrand Gold Fields of South Africa. The data herein are part of a larger U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) project to develop an updated geospatial database of mines, mineral deposits and mineral regions in the United States. The point and polygon layers within this database represent locations of mines, mineral occurrences (which includes deposits and prospects), and mining...
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This dataset tabulates sorted simulation results for amounts of copper in metric tons. The data are output from the EMINERS computer program (Duval, J.S., 2012, Version 3.0 of EMINERS—Economic Mineral Resource Simulator: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004–1344, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1344) that were copied into a worksheet. The program was run with the input tabulated in the related worksheet Permissive tracts and input data
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These 40Ar/39Ar thermochronologic data for biotite, hornblende, and K-feldspar from Butte granite country rock are for the study of the Butte mining district, U.S.A. Results of the study are described and interpreted in Lund and others (2018).
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This dataset tabulates aggregated data for simulations of undiscovered copper resources in porphyry copper deposits that were done using the EMINERS computer program (Duval, J.S., 2012, Version 3.0 of EMINERS—Economic Mineral Resource Simulator: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004–1344, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1344) as part of a global mineral resource assessment. The data in this table are the regional totals of the 4,999 sorted and randomized totals from the child entities Simulation results_sorted and Simulation results_randomized. These data are used as input for the Summary statistics by region.csv child item..
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This data release provides descriptions of more than 120 mineral regions, mines, and mineral deposits within the United States that are reported to contain enrichments of tin (Sn). This data release only includes sites with publicly available records of past production of tin, or a defined resource of tin, or both. The inclusion of a particular mineral deposit in this database is not meant to imply that it has economic potential; it may be produced only as a byproduct at some sites. Rather, these deposits were included to capture the distribution of characteristics of the known, reported tin deposits in the United States. This logic also applies to the other commodities listed with tin in some occurrences. The...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service; Tags: Alabama, Alaska, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, California, All tags...
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The genetic origin of many gold deposits, including Pogo in Alaska, remains controversial with questions as to whether they formed due to magmatic-hydrothermal or metamorphic-hydrothermal fluids. Gaining a better understanding of the formation mechanisms for these deposits is critical for defining proper exploration criteria in gold-bearing regions and production within these deposits. Monazite are light rare earth (LREE)-bearing and xenotime are heavy rare earth (HREE)-bearing phosphate minerals that are found as alteration products in many different gold deposits. In addition to their importance in geochronological investigations, their minor element chemistry may be used to differentiate between metamorphic,...
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These data are for a multidisciplinary study of dikes, country rock, and alteration systems, Butte, U.S.A. Results of the study are described and interpreted in Lund and others (2018). Data included are U-Pb SHRIMP geochronology for quartz porphyry dikes, 40Ar/39Ar thermochronologic data for biotite, hornblende, and K-feldspar from Butte granite country rock, and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronologic data for white mica and K-feldspar from alteration zones around lode veins. Also included are backscatter electron (BSE) and panchromatic cathodoluminescent (CL) imagery of minerals from samples dated by 40Ar/39Ar. These data are shared to meet open data requirements for interpretive report: Lund, K., McAleer, R.J., Aleinikoff,...
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Tungsten deposits have been mined in the United States since the late 19th century, but there has been minimal production of tungsten from mines in the United States since price crashes in the 1980’s. Tungsten is necessary for strategic, consumer, and commercial applications. Due to its strength, hardness, high melting and boiling points, tungsten is used in wear-resistant applications, specialty steel and alloys, and electrical and chemical products. In 2017, the United States had a net import reliance as a percentage of apparent consumption of more than 50 percent for tungsten, and tungsten is now considered a critical mineral (Shedd, 2018). This data release provides descriptions of more than 80 of the largest...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service; Tags: Alaska, Arizona, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, California, All tags...
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This 1:50,000-scale geologic map represents a compilation of the most recent geologic studies of the upper Arkansas River valley, between Leadville and Salida, Colorado. The valley is structurally controlled by an extensional fault system that forms part of the prominent northern Rio Grande rift, an intra-continental region of crustal extension. This work also incorporates new detailed geologic mapping of poorly understood areas within the map area and reinterprets previously studied areas, aided by lidar data that covers 59 percent of the map area. The mapped region extends into the Proterozoic metamorphic and intrusive rocks in the Sawatch Range west of the valley and the Mosquito Range to the east. Paleozoic...
Categories: Data; Tags: 207Pb/206Pb zircon age, 40Ar/39Ar age, Arkansas River, Balltown, Balltown placer gold mining areas, All tags...
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This data release provides descriptions and locations of 134 significant deposits in Alaska. Approximately 99 percent of past production and remaining identified resources of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States are accounted for by deposits that originally contained at least 2 metric tons (t) of gold, 85 t silver, 50,000 t copper, 30,000 t lead, and 50,000 t zinc. Deposits of this size comprise a very small fraction of the total number of mines, prospects, and occurrences for these metals in the United States. They are called significant deposits because they are few in number yet collectively represent almost the totality of domestic production and resources of these metals. The significant...
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This dataset tabulates randomized simulation results for amounts of copper in metric tons in 163 permissive tracts for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits. The data from the child item Simulation results_sorted.csv for each permissive are randomized to allow aggregation of regional and global data using an assumption of statistical independence. This was done by generating a column of 4,999 random numbers and resorting the 4,999 sorted simulations by those random numbers. The randomized distributions for each permissive tract in a region were then summed to compute regional and global totals. For an explanation of aggregation assumptions and underlying mathematics, see Schuenemeyer, J.H., Zientek, M.L, and Box,...
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These 40Ar/39Ar thermochronologic data for white mica and K-feldspar from alteration zones around lode veins are for the study of the Butte mining district, U.S.A. Results of the study are described and interpreted in Lund and others (2018). These data are shared to meet open data requirements.


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