Value of mineral production by state

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Value of mineral production by state
Abstract:
This data set includes the value of mineral production by State in the United States. The data represent commodities covered by the National Minerals Information Center (MIT) of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Supplemental_Information:
Additional mineral and metal production and consumption Information can be obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center web page at: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 1998, Value of mineral production by state: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -168.0
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 67.0
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 74.0
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.0
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date: 1992
    Ending_Date: 1997
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
      U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas (FIPS 5-2): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
      U.S. Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, (FIPS 6-4): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
      This is a Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Point (51)
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    Annual mineral prodiction value
    Name of the State or territory for which value of mineral production is reported. (Source: Value of mineral production by State or territory and by year within the United States.)
    1993
    Value of mineral production by State territory in 1993. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Mining and Quarrying Trends 1993 or http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/m&q/
    Codeset Source:U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
    1994
    Value of mineral production by State or territory in 1994. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Mining and Quarrying Trends 1994 or http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/m&q/
    Codeset Source:U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
    1995
    Value of mineral production by State or territory in 1995. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Mining and Quarrying Trends 1995 or http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/m&q/
    Codeset Source:U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
    1996
    Value of mineral production by State or territory in 1996. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team)
    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Mining and Quarrying Trends 1996 or http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/m&q/
    Codeset Source:U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
    1997
    Value of mineral production by State or territory in 1997. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center)
    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Mining and Quarrying Trends 1997 or http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/m&q/
    Codeset Source:U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Chief Scientist
    National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
    988 National Center
    Reston, VA

    703-648-6400 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

The electronic data of the National Minerals Information Center is used to make mineral and metal production and consumption information available on the Internet.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary (source 1 of 6)
    U.S. Geological Survey, 1993, Automated Minerals Information System (AMIS).

    Type_of_Source_Media: Internal USGS server
    Source_Contribution: Minerals operations descriptions
    AMIS (source 2 of 6)
    U.S. Geological Survey, 1994, Automated Minerals Information System (AMIS).

    Type_of_Source_Media: Internal USGS server
    Source_Contribution: Minerals operations descriptions
    AMIS (source 3 of 6)
    U.S. Geological Survey, 1995, Automated Minerals Information System (AMIS).

    Type_of_Source_Media: Internal USGS server
    Source_Contribution: Minerals operations descriptions
    AMIS (source 4 of 6)
    U.S. Geological Survey, 1996, Automated Minerals Information System (AMIS).

    Type_of_Source_Media: Internal USGS server
    Source_Contribution: Minerals operations descriptions
    AMIS (source 5 of 6)
    U.S. Geological Survey, 1997, Automated Minerals Information System (AMIS).

    Type_of_Source_Media: Internal USGS server
    Source_Contribution: Minerals operations descriptions
    AMIS (source 6 of 6)
    U.S. Geological Survey, 1998, Automated Minerals Information System (AMIS).

    Type_of_Source_Media: Internal USGS server
    Source_Contribution: Minerals operations descriptions
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 1993 (process 1 of 7)
    Data was transferred from LOTUS spreadsheets used to generate Statistical Summary Minerals Yearbook chapter tables to an EXCEL spreadsheet then linked to shapefiles via State name.
    Date: 1994 (process 2 of 7)
    Data was transferred from LOTUS spreadsheets used to generate Statistical Summary Minerals Yearbook chapter tables to an EXCEL spreadsheet then linked to shapefiles via State name.
    Date: 1995 (process 3 of 7)
    Data was transferred from LOTUS spreadsheets used to generate Statistical Summary Minerals Yearbook chapter tables to an EXCEL spreadsheet then linked to shapefiles via State name.
    Date: 1996 (process 4 of 7)
    Data was transferred from LOTUS spreadsheets used to generate Statistical Summary Minerals Yearbook chapter tables to an EXCEL spreadsheet then linked to shapefiles via State name.
    Date: 1997 (process 5 of 7)
    Data was transferred from LOTUS spreadsheets used to generate Statistical Summary Minerals Yearbook chapter tables to an EXCEL spreadsheet then linked to shapefiles via State name.
    Date: 1998 (process 6 of 7)
    Data was transferred from LOTUS spreadsheets used to generate Statistical Summary Minerals Yearbook chapter tables to an EXCEL spreadsheet then linked to shapefiles via State name.
    Date: 29-Mar-1999 (process 7 of 7)
    Creation of original metadata record Person who carried out this activity:
    Delores L. James
    U.S. Geological Survey
    987 National Center
    Reston, VA

    703-648-4941 (voice)
    djames@usgs.gov
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    This data set includes only U.S. nonfuel value of mineral production for operations covered by the National Minerals Information Center of the U.S. Geological Survey in the year for which data was reported. Energy minerals are excluded.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    No tests for logical consistency were performed on this data set.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, government of the United States of America would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    USGS Information Services
    Box 25286
    Denver Federal Center
    Denver, CO
    USA

    1-888-ASK-USGS (voice)
    303-202-4693 (FAX)
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? valstp1.xls
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 23-Feb-2015
Metadata author:
Peter N Schweitzer
USGS Midwest Area
Collection manager, USGS Geoscience Data Clearinghouse, http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/
Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA
USA

703-648-6533 (voice)
703-648-6252 (FAX)
pschweitzer@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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