Geological, geophysical, and mineral resource data relevant to sandstone-hosted copper deposits in central Kazakhstan

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Title:
Geological, geophysical, and mineral resource data relevant to sandstone-hosted copper deposits in central Kazakhstan
Abstract:
Central Kazakhstan is host to one of the world's giant sandstone-hosted copper deposits, the Dzhezkazgan deposit, and several similar, smaller deposits (Gablina, 1981; Susura and others, 1986; Cox and others, 2003; Hitzman and others, 2005). As part of its 2010 Global Mineral Resource Assessment Project (GMRAP), the United Stated Geological Survey (USGS) is assessing the potential for other, undiscovered deposits of this type in the surrounding region of central Kazakhstan. As part of this effort, Boris Syusyura compiled, partially translated, and converted to preliminary digital format an array of mostly unpublished geologic, geophysical and mineral resource data, for this region. These data are from the archives of the former Union of Soviet Socialists Republics (of which Kazakhstan was one of the member republics until its dissolution in 1991), as well as from later archives of the Republic of Kazakhstan or of the Kazakhstan consulting firm Mining Economic Consulting (MEC). The digital data are primarily map-based displays of information that were transmitted either in ESRI ArcGIS, geo-referenced format, or as ungeoreferenced map image files. In addition to the data processing that was necessary to complete the sandstone-hosted copper assessement for the Chu-Sarysu basin, Kazakhstan, Box and Wallis reviewed all the data, translated Russian cyrillic text where necessary, inspected the maps for consistency, geo-referenced the unprojected map images, and reorganized the data into the filename and folder structure of this publication.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Syusyura, Boris, Box, Stephen E., and Wallis, John C., 2010, Geological, geophysical, and mineral resource data relevant to sandstone-hosted copper deposits in central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1124.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 54.104374
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 91.845825
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 56.513594
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.890614
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 2010
    Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster and vector digital data
  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?
      The map projection used is Transverse Mercator.
      Projection parameters:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 1.000000
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: 69.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
      False_Easting: 12500000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000
      Planar coordinates are encoded using row and column
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 485.303725
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 485.303725
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters
      The horizontal datum used is D_Pulkovo_1942.
      The ellipsoid used is Krassovsky_1940_1948.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378245.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.300000.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Boris Syusyura
    • Stephen E. Box
    • John C. Wallis
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Stephen E. Box
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologist
    904 W. Riverside Ave. 200
    Spokane, WA
    USA

    509-368-3106 (voice)
    509-368-3199 (FAX)
    sbox@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

The data presented here were collected in support of the 2010 Global Mineral Resource Assessment Project of the USGS and are made available and accessible, in their entirety, through this Open-File Report.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    Source data package (source 1 of 2)
    Type_of_Source_Media: electronic mail system
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 10000 to 3000000
    Source_Contribution:
    The ArcMap projects, digital files, and images that were provided by Syusyura were used by the USGS to facilitate the sediment-hosted coppper assessment of central Kazakhstan.
    (source 2 of 2)
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 2009 (process 1 of 4)
    Syusyura compiled and partially translated an array of mostly unpublished geologic, geophysical, and mineral resource data the Kazakhstan region in digital format, from the archives of the former Union of Soviet Socialists Republics (of which Kazakhstan was one of the member republics until its dissolution in 1991), as well as from later archives of the Republic of Kazakhstan or of the Kazakhstan consulting firm Mining Economic Consulting (MEC). Person who carried out this activity:
    Boris Syusyura
    Mining Economic Consulting (MEC)

    Data sources produced in this process:
    • Syusyura data package
    Date: 1902 (process 2 of 4)
    Box and Wallis reviewed the original source data, translated Cyrillic text where necessary, inspected the maps for consistency, georeferenced the unprojected map images, and reorganized the data into the filename and folder structure of this publication. These digital data are primarily from map-based displays of information that were received as ESRI ArcGIS mxds and shapefiles, georeferenced images, or nongeoreferenced map image files. Person who carried out this activity:
    Box S.E. and Wallis J.C.

    Data sources used in this process:
    • Syusyura data package
    Data sources produced in this process:
    • MEC data package
    (process 3 of 4)
    The following files and datasets represent the results of USGS data processing of the original data provided to the USGS in order to facilitate the sediment-hosted coppper assessment - central Kazakhstan. The contents of the MEC data package are:
    /1-KAZAKHSTAN_REGIONAL//KZ_regional_GIS
    KZ_basin-outlines.shp
    KZ_copper-map.jpg
    KZ_geolmap.jpg
    KZ_prospectsCu.shp
    
    /2-TENIZ BASIN//TZ_CU-PROGNOSIS/TZ_Cu-prognosis_GIS
    TZ_C2-3-boundary.shp
    TZ_D3-basin-boundary.shp
    TZ_faults.shp
    TZ_prognostic-areas.shp
    TZ_prospective-structures.shp
    
    /TZ_GEOLMAP/	TZ_geolmap_GIS
    TZ_Cu-deposits.shp
    TZ_Cz-overlap.shp
    TZ_faults.shp
    TZ_foldnames.shp
    TZ_geolmap-boreholes.shp
    TZ_geolmap-units.shp
    TZ_lakes.shp
    
    /TZ_ISOPACH/TZ_C3c1-isopach_GIS
    TZ_basin-margin.shp
    TZ_C3c1-isopach-confirmed.shp
    TZ_C3c1-isopach-inferred.shp
    TZ_isopach-boreholes.shp
    TZ_raslom.shp
    TZ_seismic-blind-zones2.shp
    TZ_seismic-profiles.shp
    TZ_Vladimirov-Fm.shp
    
    TZ_T1-ISODEPTH/TZ_T1-isodepth_GIS
    TZ_basin-margin.shp
    TZ_seismic-blind-zones1.shp
    TZ_seismic-profiles.shp
    TZ_T1-isodepth.shp
    TZ_T1-isodepth_boreholes.shp
    
    /3-CHU-SARYSU-ENTIRE//CS_A-GEOPHYSICS/CS_GRAVITY/CS_gravity_GIS
    CS_gravity.jpg
    
    /CS_SEISMIC-PROFILES/CS_seisprofile-borehmap_GIS
    CS_seisprofile-borehmap.jpg
    
    /CS_B-PALEOGEOGRAPHY/CS_PALEOGEOG-MCARBONIF/CS_paleogeog-mCarbonif_GIS
    CS_paleogeog-mCarbonif.jpg
    
    /CS_PALEOGEOG-PERMIAN-LO/CS_paleogeog-Permian-Lo_GIS
    CS_paleogeog-Permian-Lo.jpg
    
    CS_PALEOGEOG-PERMIAN-UP/CS_paleogeog-Permian-Up_GIS
    CS_paleogeog-Permian-Up.jpg
    
    /CS_C-STRUCTURE-CONTOUR-MAPS/CS_ELEV-BASE-MCARBONIF/CS_elev-base-mCarbonif_GIS
    CS_elev-base-mCarbonif.jpg
    CS_struct-subareas.TIF
    CS_boreholes-all.shp
    
    /CS_ELEV-BASE-PERM-SALT/CS_elev-base-Perm-salt_GIS
    CS_elev-base-Perm-salt.jpg
    CS_struct-subareas.TIF
    CS_boreholes-all.shp
    
    /CS_ELEV-UNCONF-TOP-PZ/CS_elev-unconf-top-Pz_GIS
    CS_elev-unconf-topPz.jpg
    CS_struct-subareas.TIF
    CS_boreholes-all.shp
    
    /4-CHU-SARYSU-SUBAREAS/CS-DZHEZKAZGAN/CS-DHZEZKAZGAN_GIS
    CS_boreholes-all.shp
    CS-DZ_geolmap.tif
    CS-DZ_isopach-gray1.tif
    CS-DZ_minzonation.tif
    CS-DZ_reserve-outline.jpg
    CS-NCS_boreholes.shp
    CS-NCS_deps-occurrences.shp
    CS-NCS_ore-outlines.shp
    
    /CS-IRKUDUK/CS-IRKUDUK_GIS
    CS-IR_geolmap-boreholes.shp
    CS-IR_geolmap-contacts.shp
    CS-IR_geolmap-ore-horizons.shp
    CS-IR_geolmap-units.shp
    CS-IR_mineral-leaching.shp
    CS-IR_profile-sandstone.shp
    CS-IR_profile-scalebar.shp
    CS-IR_rivers.shp
    
    /CS-KARAKOL/CS-KARAKOL_GIS
    CS-KA_boreholes.shp
    CS-KA_elev-base-Carbonif.shp
    CS-KA_faults.shp
    CS-KA_geolmap-ls-patterns.shp
    CS-KA_geolmap-ss-patterns.shp
    CS-KA_geolmap-units.shp
    CS-KA_profile-line.shp
    
    /CS-KUMOLA/CS-KUMOLA_GIS
    CS-KU_boreholes.shp
    CS-KU_Cu-geochem-halos.shp
    CS-KU_Cu-occurrences.shp
    CS-KU_faults.shp
    CS-KU_foldnames.shp
    CS-KU_geolmap-units.shp
    CS-KU_ss-chert-beds.shp
    
    /CS-N-CHU-SARYSU/CS-NCS_1-PRE-MZ-GEOLOGY/CS-NCS_pre-Mz-geolmap_GIS
    CS_boreholes-all.shp
    CS-NCS_boreholes.shp
    CS-NCS_pre-Mz-geolmap.jpg
    CS-NCS_strat-wells.shp
    
    /CS-NCS_2-GEOPHYSICS/CS-NCS_GRAVITY/CS-NCS_Gravity_GIS
    CS-NCS_boreholes.shp
    CS-NCS_deps-occurrences.shp
    CS-NCS_gravity-residual.jpg
    CS-NCS_gravity-residual-lines.shp
    CS-NCS_ore-outlines.shp
    
    /CS-NCS_MAGNETICS/CS-NCS_Magnetics_GIS
    CS-NCS_boreholes.shp
    CS-NCS_deps-occurrences.shp
    CS-NCS_mag-intensity.jpg
    CS-NCS_mag-intensity-lines.shp
    CS-NCS_ore-outlines.shp
    
    /CS-NCS_3-ISODEPTH-MAPS/CS-NCS_DEPTH-BASE-CARB/CS-NCS_depth-base-Carb_GIS
    CS-NCS_areal-outline.shp
    CS-NCS_boreh-base-Carb.shp
    CS-NCS_boreholes.shp
    CS-NCS_deps-occurrences.shp
    CS-NCS_depth-base-Carb-100m.shp
    CS-NCS_depth-base-Carb-100m-inf.shp
    CS-NCS_depth-base-Carb-500m.shp
    CS-NCS_faults.shp
    CS-NCS_faultzones1.shp
    CS-NCS_faultzones2.shp
    CS-NCS_ore-outlines.shp
    CS-NCS_seismic-profiles.shp
    CS-NCS_structure-names.shp
    CS-NCS_structure-names2.shp
    
    /CS-NCS_DEPTH-BASE-MCARB/CS-NCS_depth-base-mCarb_GIS
    CS-NCS_boreholes.shp
    CS-NCS_deps-occurrences.shp
    CS-NCS_depth-mCarb-100m.shp
    CS-NCS_depth-mCarb-100m-inf.shp
    CS-NCS_depth-mCarb-500m.shp
    CS-NCS_faults.shp
    CS-NCS_faultzones1.shp
    CS-NCS_ore-outlines.shp
    CS-NCS_seismic-profiles.shp
    CS-NCS_strat-wells.shp
    
    /CS-NCS_4-TECTONIC-MAP/CS-NCS_Tectonic-map_GIS
    CS-NCS_faults1.shp
    CS-NCS_faults2.shp
    CS-NCS_faults3.shp
    CS-NCS_faults4.shp
    CS-NCS_fault-types.shp
    CS-NCS_geol-contacts.shp
    CS-NCS_geolmap-units.shp
    CS-NCS_intrusions.shp
    CS-NCS_structural-highs-lows.shp
    CS-NCS_structure-names3.shp
    CS-NCS_unit-contours.shp
    
    /CS-NCS_5-STRAT-COLUMN/CS-TASTY/CS-NCS_Tectonic-map_GIS
    CS-TA_boreholes.shp
    CS-TA_faults.shp
    CS-TA_geolmap-units.shp
    CS-TA_structure-names.shp
    
    /CS-WESTERN-CHU-SARYSU/CS-WCS_STRUCTURES/CS-WCS_structures_GIS
    CS-WCS_boreholes.shp
    CS-WCS_faults.shp
    CS-WCS_fault-zones.shp
    CS-WCS_horizon-isodepths.shp
    CS-WCS_Perm-salt.shp
    CS-WCS_seis-profiles.shp
    CS-WCS_soil-metal-anom.shp
    CS-WCS_structure-names.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_outline.shp
    
    /CS-WCS_KYZYLKAK/CS-WCS-KYZYLKAK_GIS
    CS-WCS-KY_bed-attitudes.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_boreholes.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_faults.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_geolmap-units.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_geol-unit-contacts.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_gray-ss.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_profile-boreh.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_profile-geol.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_profile-gray-alt.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_profile-loc.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_rivers.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_soilCu-anom.shp
    CS-WCS-KY_structure-names.shp
    
    /CS-ZHAMAN-AIBAT/CS-ZHAMAN-AIBAT_GIS
    CS-NCS_ore-outlines.shp
    CS-ZA_boreholes.shp
    CS-ZA_faults.shp
    CS-ZA_geolmap-units.shp
    CS-ZA_gray-ss-alt.shp
    CS-ZA_mag-structures.shp
    CS-ZA_Mz-Cz-cover.shp
    CS-ZA_ore-outlines.shp
    CS-ZA_other-min-locs.shp
    CS-ZA_Permo-Carb-isopach.shp
    CS-ZA_Permo-Carb-isopach-line.shp
    CS-ZA_structure-names.shp
    CS-ZA_synsed-anticl-axes.shp
    
    Date: 23-Jul-2010 (process 4 of 4)
    Creation of original metadata record Person who carried out this activity:
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: Pamela M. Cossette
    Geologist
    904 W. Riverside Ave. 200
    Spokane, WA
    USA

    509-368-3121 (voice)
    509-368-3199 (FAX)
    pcossette@usgs.gov
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  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? USGS Open-File Report 2010-1124
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Dates:
Last modified: 04-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
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USA

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