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Digital database of mining-related features at selected historic and active phosphate mines, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, and Caribou Counties, Idaho

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Digital database of mining-related features at selected historic and active phosphate mines, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, and Caribou Counties, Idaho
Abstract:
This is a spatial database that delineates mining-related features in areas of historic and active phosphate mining in the core of the southeastern Idaho phosphate resource area. The data has varying degrees of accuracy and attribution detail. The breakdown of areas by type of activity at active mines is detailed; however, the disturbed areas at many of the closed or inactive mines are not subdivided into specific categories detailing the type of activity that occurred.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Causey, J. Douglas, and Moyle, Phillip R., 2001, Digital database of mining-related features at selected historic and active phosphate mines, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, and Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-142, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -112.178715
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.114629
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.107205
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.305389
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 1998Currentness_Reference: ground condition
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Complete chain (3833)
      • Entity point (724)
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (724)
      • Point (242)
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
      The map projection used is Transverse Mercator.
      Projection parameters:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -111.0
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0
      False_Easting: 500000.0
      False_Northing: 0.0
      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000128
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000128
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters
      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    phosmine.pat
    Polygons delineating features at mines sites
    SOURCE
    Reference material used (integer index into INFO table phosmine.ref contained in the export file)
    ValueDefinition
    104Causey, J.D. and Moyle, P.R., 2001, Digital database of mining- related features at selected historic and active phosphate mines, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, and Caribou counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-xxx, 48 p., 1:24,000.
    105FMC Corporation, 1999, Dry Valley Mine, 1998 Annual Operations: Pocatello, Idaho, FMC Corp., unpub. digital data (98aor.dxf - CAD drawing exchange file dated 6/22/99, 5.382 MB), scale 1:6, 000.
    106Nash, Susan, 1999, Conda Mine, A, B, D, and E pits, Lease 026843, 015259, 026843, 027801, 030369 and U.S.F.S. use permit: Soda Springs, J.R. Simplot Company, unpub. digital data (conda. dwg - Autocad drawing file dated 8/19/99, 1.568 MB), scale 1:6, 000.
    107Nash, Susan, 1999, Smoky Canyon Mine, Lease 004494, 015523 and BLM use permits 013708, 004298, and 017770: Soda Springs, Idaho, J.R. Simplot Company, unpub. digital data (conda.dwg - Autocad drawing file dated 8/19/99, 1.568 MB), scale 1:6,000.
    108Nu-west Mining, Inc., 1995, Champ/Champ Mine extension (I- 04979/19602) 1994 reclamation map: Soda Springs, Idaho, Nu- west Mining, Inc., unpub. data (map drawn 4/19/95), scale 1:6, 000.
    109Nu-west Mining, Inc., 1996, Mountain Fuel Mine (I-012989) 1995 reclamation map, north half: Soda Springs, Idaho, Nu-west Mining, Inc, unpub. data (map drawn 3/1/96), scale 1:4,800
    110Nu-west Mining, Inc., 1996, Mountain Fuel Mine (I-012989) 1995 reclamation map, south half: Soda Springs, Idaho, Nu-west Mining, Inc, unpub. data (map drawn 3/1/96), scale 1:4,800.
    111Nu-west Mining, Inc., 1996, North Maybe Mine (I-04) 1995 reclamation map: Soda Springs, Idaho, Nu-west Mining, Inc, unpub. data (map drawn 3/1/96), scale 1:7,200.
    112Nu-west Mining, Inc., 1996, South Maybe Mine (I-04) 1995 reclamation map: Soda Springs, Idaho, Nu-west Mining, Inc, unpub. data (map drawn 3/1/96), scale 1:6,000.
    113Smith, S.W., 1999, Enoch Valley Mine, Pit Progess: Fairwood City, Colorado, Solutia Inc., unpub. data (solutm.dxf - CAD drawing exchange file dated 05/05/1999, 5.555 MB), scale 1:4, 800.
    114Agrium, U.S., Inc., Rasmussen Ridge Mine: Conda, Id, Agrium, U.S., Inc, (st_grid195.dxf, st_ndump499.dxf, st_pits499.dxf, st_shop499.dxf, st_south499.dxf-CAD drawing exchange files, 5/ 4/99), scale 1:2400.
    115Solutia, Inc., Ballard Mine: Soda Springs, Id., Solutia, Inc., mylar map outlining workings of Ballard Mine. No marginal information on map., scale 1:2400.
    MINE_NAME
    name of mine
    ValueDefinition
    Ballard Mine 
    Champ Mine 
    Conda Mine 
    Diamond Gulch Mine 
    Dry Valley Mine 
    Enoch Valley Mine 
    Gay Mine 
    Georgetown Canyon Mine 
    Henry Mine 
    Home Canyon Mine 
    Kerr McGee Limestone Mine 
    Lanes Creek Mine 
    Maybe Canyon Mine 
    Mountain Fuel Mine 
    Rasmussen Ridge Mine 
    Rattlesnake Canyon Mine 
    Smoky Canyon Mine 
    Trail Canyon Mine 
    Waterloo Mine 
    Wooley Valley Mine 
    ORIG_FEAT
    Name originally ascribed to feature when it was digitally captured
    ValueDefinition
    85 Pit 
    1996 Reclamation 
    1997 Reclamation 
    1998 North Dump 
    1998 Reclamation 
    A Dumps 
    A-Pit 
    Active Dump 
    Adit and Dump 
    Agrium Shop and Offices 
    B-Pit 
    Backfill 
    Backfill Dump 
    Backfilled Pit 
    Backside Haulage Road 
    BHA-Pit 
    Bone Yard 
    Building 
    Buildings 
    Center Dump 
    Central Rasmussen North Pit Backfill Area 
    Central Rasmussen South Pit 
    Clarifier Pond 
    CME North Dump 
    Delineated Wetlands 
    Disturbance, Undifferentiated 
    Disturbed 
    Disturbed Land 
    Dump 
    Dump and Catchment Basin/Pond 
    Dump Area 5 
    Dump Area F 
    East B Dump 
    East Dump 
    East Limb Dumps 
    East Mill Dump 
    El Paso Dump 
    Facilities 
    Facilities and Railroad 
    Facilities area 
    Growth Media Storage Area 
    Haul Road 
    Haul Road and Dump 
    Lower South Rasmussen Pit Active Backfill Area 
    Mine Pit 
    Miscellaneous 
    Miscellaneous Dumps and Roads 
    N.W. Waste Dump 
    North B Dump 
    North Maybe Pit 
    North Pit 
    North Pit Backfill 
    Not Disturbed 
    Office 
    Ore Stockpile 
    Ore Stockpile Residue 
    Overburden 
    Pit 
    Pit #1 
    Pit #2 
    Pit and Dump 
    Pond 
    Prill Silo 
    Proposed N.M.M.E Pit 
    Railroad 
    Road 
    Road and Surface Area 
    Road to Agrium Shop and Offices 
    RR Dump 
    Saddle Dump 
    Sediment Basin 
    Sediment Catchment 
    Sediment Catchment Basin/Pond 
    Settling Pond 
    Silt Retention Pond 
    South B Dump 
    South Maybe Dump 
    South Maybe Pit 
    South Pit 
    South Rasmussen Active Pit Backfill Area 
    South Rasmussen Open Pit Area 
    Spare Equipment Storage Area 
    Stockpile 
    Stockpile Area 
    Tailings 
    Tailings Pond 
    Top Soil Pile 
    Topsoil Stockpile 
    Undisturbed 
    Unit 4 Dump 
    Unknown Disturbance 
    Unnamed Disturbance 
    Valley Dump 
    Vehicle Maintanance Area 
    Waste Dump 
    Water Reservoir 
    Water Tower 
    West Dump 
    West Limb Pit 
    West Mill Dump 
    DATE_
    Date of information about disturbance of land surface, as month/day/2-digit year or as 4-digit year
    ValueDefinition
    1/12/99 
    3/1/96 
    3/5/99 
    3/30/99 
    4/19/95 
    6/22/99 
    1992 
    1999 
    FEATURE
    Standardized name given to feature
    ValueDefinition
    Adit and Dump 
    Backfilled Mine Pit 
    Disturbed Land 
    Facilities 
    Mine Pit 
    Ore Stockpile 
    Railroad 
    Road 
    Sediment Catchment 
    Tailings or Tailings Pond 
    Topsoil Stockpile 
    Undisturbed 
    Waste Dump 
    Water Reservoir 
    ACRES
    Area of plygon in acres, derived by multiplying ArcInfo AREA item by 0.0002471
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.00
    Maximum:2064.86
    Units:acres
    Resolution:0.01
    HECTARES
    Area of polygon in hectares, derived by multiplying ArcInfo AREA item by 0.0001
    Range of values
    Minimum:0.00
    Maximum:835.64
    Units:hectares
    Resolution:0.01

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    J. Douglas Causey
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    904 W. Riverside Ave., Rm 202
    Spokane, WA
    USA

    509.368.3116 (voice)
    509.368.3199 (FAX)
    dcausey@usgs.gov
    Hours_of_Service: 8 AM - 4 PM PST

Why was the data set created?

It is used to identify lands in southeastern Idaho affected by phosphate mining, and delineate mining-related features at the mines.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: Jan-2001 (process 1 of 5)
    Hard copy maps were digitized, see report
    Date: Jan-2001 (process 2 of 5)
    CAD files were converted to Arc files Data sources used in this process:
    • CAD files
    Date: Feb-2001 (process 3 of 5)
    Data digitized from DOQQ's Data sources used in this process:
    • DOQQ
    Date: Mar-2001 (process 4 of 5)
    Data from previous 3 process steps were projected to common projection (UTM Zone 12, NAD 83, units meters) and combined. Mismatches were corrected based on DOQQ's. Attributes were defined. Data sources used in this process:
    • DOQQ
    Date: 13-Mar-2001 (process 5 of 5)
    Creation of original metadata record Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: J. Douglas Causey
    Geologist
    904 W. Riverside Ave., Rm 202
    Spokane, WA
    USA

    509.368.3116. (voice)
    509.368.3199 (FAX)
    dcausey@usgs.gov
    Hours_of_Service: 8 AM - 4 PM PST
  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?
    Attribute accuracy was verified by manual comparision of the source with hard copy printouts, plots, and on-screen evaluation.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
    Accuracy is variable. Most lines are probably within 10 meters.
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    All polygons were derived from company or government maps, or digitized using aerial photo interpretation.
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    Polygon and chain-node topology present. Segments making up the boundaries of a polygon tie end-to-end to completely enclose the area. No duplicate features exist. Intersecting lines are separated into individual line segments at the point of intersection. All nodes are represented by a single coordinate pair which indicates the beginning or end of a line segment.

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 (e.g. 1:12,500). 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 agrees not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the US Geological Survey.
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Open-File Reports, Box 25286
    Denver, CO
    USA

    1-303-202-4200 (voice)
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? USGS Open-File Report 01-142
  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 fitmess 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.
    This data is not to be used at any scale greater than 1:24,000 (e.g. 1:12,500)
  4. How can I download or order the data?

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:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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