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Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Greta J. Orris
Originator: James D. Bliss
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan
Edition: First
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Microsoft Excel 98 spreadsheet
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 02-110
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Menlo Park, CA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of02-110/
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset contains latitudes, longitudes, commodity, and limited geologic data for metallic and nonmetallic mines, deposits, and mineral occurrences of Afghanistan. The data in this compilation were derived from published literature and data files of members of the USGS National Industrial Minerals project. This dataset consists of one table with 17 fields and over 1000 sites.
Purpose:
This dataset was compiled due to interest in Afghanistan and anticipated continuing interest as post-war aid and reconstruction begin.
Supplemental_Information:
This dataset consists of one Excel 98 spreadsheet file, OF02110.xls. Data fields include location, deposit, commodity, and geologic data for mineral deposits, mines and occurrences.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Currentness_Reference:
Much of the data dates from the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, although the published sources had more recent dates.
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: No updates are planned.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.45
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 75.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.25
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: economic geology
Theme_Keyword: mineral resources
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Afghanistan
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Augmented FIPS 10-4 and FIPS 6-4
Place_Keyword: AF = Afghanistan
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
This digital database is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale larger than 1:1,000,000.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Greta J. Orris
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing
Address: 520 N. Park Ave.; Suite 355
City: Tucson
State_or_Province: AZ
Postal_Code: 85719
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (520) 670-5583
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: greta@usgs.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Excel 98
Data_Set_Credit:
G.J. Orris and J.D. Bliss compiled the data on Afghanistan mineral resources from previously published compilations, other published sources, and project files. Locations were taken from published sources; no effort was made to determine the correctness of these data beyond a preliminary review to be sure they plot in the correct country and reconciliation of duplicate and conflicting data where possible. Most of the latitudes-longitudes are believed to be within 5 minutes of their true locations, but other locations may be highly inaccurate.

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy of file data attributes is highly variable, based on the compilers' evaluation of the source literature. The data tables were proofed against the original reports.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Point data is given in latitude and longitude decimal degrees. Location errors are a result of incorrect original data, error caused by multiple locations with the same name, and error introduced by data entry or location format conversion.
Completeness_Report:
This report is the most complete compilation of Afghanistan mines, deposits, and occurrences known. However, it is highly likely that there are additional sites that are not included. In addition, data for many of the sites are incomplete. Determination of latitudes and longitudes for some sites with no published location were impossible given the available data.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Most locations are believed to be within 5 minutes of the correct location. The latitudes and longitudes were largely taken directly from the published literature. The accuracy of these locations varies with the detail of the original information.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were separated into various fields (categories) within the Excel spreadsheet. Duplicates were removed where identified and inconsistencies reconciled or noted in the Comments field.
Process_Date: 2002
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Creation of original metadata record
Process_Date: 20020320
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Greta J. Orris
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing
Address: 520 N. Park Ave. Suite 355
City: Tucson
State_or_Province: AZ
Postal_Code: 85719
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (520) 670-5583
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: greta@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Geographic coordinates are provided for each location, however it is important to consider the information given in the comments field of each row to interpret the geographic coordinates properly.

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The following attributes exist in the OF02XXX spreadsheet of the data.
1. Locality/Deposit Name
2. Synonyms and Other Names or Spellings
3. Deposit or District Name
4. Province
5. Latitude - degrees, minutes, seconds
6. Longitude - degrees, minutes, seconds
7. Commodity(s) - This field contains one or more standard symbols for chemical elements along with abbreviations for minerals and other commodities as follows:
 Abbrev  Commodity
  Arag    aragonite
  Asb     asbestos
  Ba      barite
  Bri     brine
  COA     coal
  COLL    collectibles
  Ca      calcite
  Cly     clay
  Dol     dolomite
  Epi     epidote
  F       fluorite
  Fld     feldspar
  GEM     gemstones
  GRF     graphite
  Gar     garnet
  Gyp     gypsum
  Hal     halite
  Lst     limestone
  Mbl     marble
  Mg      magnesium, magnesite
  Mica    mica, muscovite
  NaCO    Sodium carbonate
  Oli     olivine
  Peat    peat
  Qtz     quartz
  REE     rare earths
  SDG     sand and gravel
  Serp    serpentine
  Shl     shale
  Si      silica
  Tlc     talc
8. Type of Deposit - brief deposit description
9. Status
10. Host Rock Age
11. Host Rock
12. Significant Minerals or Materials
13. Deposit Size and (or) Grade
14. Comments (explains location values)
15. References (these are in-text citations; the full bibliographic references are given in the report)
16. Decimal Latitude
17. Decimal Longitude
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of02-110/of02-110.pdf

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USGS Information Services Open-File Report Sales
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing
Address: Box 25286
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303)202-4700
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)202-4188
Resource_Description: USGS Open-File Report 02-110
Distribution_Liability:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides these geographic data "as is." The USGS makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. The USGS further makes no warranties, either expressed or implied as to any other matter whatsoever, including, without limitation, the condition of the product, or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers at the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the USGS have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of use of or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by USGS.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: XLS
Format_Information_Content:
Latitudes, longitudes, commodity information, commodity, and geologic data for mines, deposits, and occurrences of Afghanistan
Transfer_Size: 0.404 megabytes
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of02-110/of02-110.xls
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130506
Metadata_Review_Date: 20020325
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peter N Schweitzer
Contact_Organization: USGS Midwest Area
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6533
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-6252
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pschweitzer@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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