Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington--4. Mineral industry activity in Washington, 1985-1997.

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington--4. Mineral industry activity in Washington, 1985-1997.
Abstract:
This report is a tabular presentation of mineral activities for mining and exploration in Washington during 1985 to 1997. The data may be incomplete as it depended on published data or data volunteered by operators.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Boleneus, David E., and Derkey, Robert E., 2000, Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington--4. Mineral industry activity in Washington, 1985-1997.: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-14, U.S. Geological Survey, Spokane WA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.0
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.0
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 1998
    Currentness_Reference:
    Date data was published in mineral industry surveys during 1985 to 1997.
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.0003. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.0003. Latitude and longitude values are specified in decimal degrees.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington--4. Mineral industry activity in Washington, 1985-1997 The data consists of one worksheet in the Excel 97 file, with fields described as follows:
    Property name--Name of site, property or project
    Location--Location of site by township, range, and section
    Township--Township used in calculating the latitude and longitude, unused, but occupied township(s) in parentheses (hidden).
    Range--Range used in calculating the latitude and longitude. unused, but occupied range(s)in parentheses (hidden).
    Section--Sections occupied in given township(s) (hidden).
    Assumed section--A section assumed as the center of the site. The center of this section is the location used in calculating the latitude and longitude of the center of the site.
    Latitude--Location in decimal degrees of latitude of center of the site
    Longitude--Location in decimal degrees of longitude of center of the site
    County--Name of county in Washington
    First commodity--Name of the first commodity or deposit type listed
    All commodities--List of all commodities of interest at site
    Operator/Owner--Name of owner or operator
    Deposit setting or type--Name of the deposit type, or if unavailable, the type of geologic setting at the site
    Activity, 1997--Indicates if activity occurred at the site in 1997. This is answered "Yes" or left blank if no activity was recorded.
    Activity type, 1997--Nature of activity during 1997.
    For years 1996 back to 1985, the "Activity, 19xx" and "Activity type, 19xx" are provided for the respective year.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/0014/pdf/of00-014.pdf

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • David E. Boleneus
    • Robert E. Derkey
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
    David Boleneus and Robert Derkey compiled the data in digital form from mineral industry surveys collected during 1985 to 1997. Compilation included locating the sites by latitude-longitude location.
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    David Boleneus
    U.S. Geological Survey
    geologist
    904 W. Riverside Ave., Rm. 202
    Spokane, WA
    USA

    1-509-368-3100 (voice)
    1-509-368-3199 (FAX)
    dboleneu@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

This dataset was developed to provide mineral resource data for the region of northeast WA for use in future spatial analysis by a variety of users.
This database is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale larger than 1:24,000

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    A (source 1 of 14)
    Joseph, N. L., 1986, Washington's mineral industry, 1985: Washington Geologic Newsletter Vol 14, no 1-2, p. 1-17., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    B (source 2 of 14)
    Joseph, N. L., 1987, Washington's mineral industry, 1986: Washington Geologic Newsletter Vol 15, no 1, p. 3-21., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    C (source 3 of 14)
    Joseph, N. L., 1988, Washington's mineral industry, 1987: Washington Geologic Newsletter Vol 16, no 2, p. 3-19., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    D (source 4 of 14)
    Joseph, N. L., 1989, Washington's mineral industry-1988: Washington Geologic Newsletter Vol 17, no 1, p. 3-21., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    E (source 5 of 14)
    Joseph, N. L., 1990, Washington's mineral industry--1989: Washington Geologic Newsletter Vol 18, no 1, p. 3-22., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    F (source 6 of 14)
    Joseph, N. L., 1991, Washington's mineral industry-1990: Washington Geology Vol 19, no 1, p. 3-24., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    G (source 7 of 14)
    R. E. Derkey and C. W. Gulick, 1992, Washington's mineral industry--1991: Washington Geology Vol 20, no 1, p. 3-25., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    H (source 8 of 14)
    R. E. Derkey, C. W. Gulick, and W. S. Lingley, 1993, Washington's mineral industry-1992: Washington Geology Vol 21, no 1, p. 3-25., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    I (source 9 of 14)
    C. W. Gulick, and W. S. Lingley, 1993, Sand and gravel, quarried rock, and industrial minerals: Washington Geology Vol 21, no 1, p. 25-30., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    J (source 10 of 14)
    R. E. Derkey and C.W. Gulick, 1994, Washington's mineral industry--1993: Washington Geology Vol 22, no 1, p. 3-22., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    K (source 11 of 14)
    Derkey, R. E., 1995, The Metal Mining Industry of Washington in 1994: Washington Geology Vol 23, no 1, p. 3-17., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    L (source 12 of 14)
    Derkey, R. E., 1996, The metallic, nonmetallic, and industrial mineral industry of Washington in 1995: Washington Geology Vol 24, no 1, p. 3-19., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    M (source 13 of 14)
    Derkey, R. E., 1997, The metallic, nonmetallic, and industrial mineral industry of Washington in 1996: Washington Geology Vol 25, no 1, p. 3-11., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
    N (source 14 of 14)
    Derkey, R. E., 1998, The metallic, nonmetallic, and industrial mineral industry of Washington--1997: Washington Geology Vol 26, no 1, p. 3-10., Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Olympia Washington.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: one of 14 reports from which data were taken
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 1998 (process 1 of 2)
    Data were copied into a spreadsheet from the various references
    Date: 02-Dec-1999 (process 2 of 2)
    Creation of original metadata record Person who carried out this activity:
    G. Stephen Pitts
    U.S. Geological Survey, GEO-WRG-NGM
    E.N.R Building
    Tucson, AZ
    USA

    520-670-5511 (voice)
    520-670-5571 (FAX)
    bear@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?
    Accuracy of the attributes was verified by manual comparison of location of records of Washington Department of Natural Resources. Attribute accuracy was not verified on the the ground.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    The horizontal positional accuracy for the digital data was not field-checked.
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    This digital dataset was produced from data published by the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    Point data is given in latitude and longitude (decimal degrees).

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:
This digital database is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale larger than 1:24,000.
Any hardcopies utilizing these data sets shall clearly indicate their source. If the user has modified the data in any way they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy map. User specifically agreed not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the U.S. Geological Survey.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    David Boleneus
    U.S. Geological Survey
    geologist
    904 West Riverside, Rm. 202
    Spokane, WA
    USA

    1-509-368-3100 (voice)
    1-509-368-3199 (FAX)
    dboleneu@usgs.gov
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? USGS Open-File Report 00-14
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    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 for 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.
  4. How can I download or order the data?
    • Availability in digital form:
      Data format: Table of mineral industry activity in Washington, 1985 to 1997 in format XLS (version Microsoft Office 2000) Size: 0.2
      Network links: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/0014/of00-014table.xls
    • Cost to order the data: none


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 05-Feb-2016
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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