Digital National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) for the Pacific Northwest: a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Digital National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) for the Pacific Northwest: a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project
Abstract:
This report provides background information on the regional geochemical data provided by the US Geological Survey to the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project (ICBEMP). This report is one in a series of digital maps, data files, and reports generated by the US Geological Survey to provide geologic process and mineral resource information to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosytem Management Project. The various digital maps and data files are being used in a GIS-based ecosystem assessment including an analysis of diverse questions relating to past, present, and future conditions within the general area of the Columbia River Basin east of the Cascade Mountains.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Raines, Gary L., and Smith, Cole L., 1996, Digital National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) for the Pacific Northwest: a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-0686.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    ARC/INFO export format (9MB for all files). Also geochemical datasets.
  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.5
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -108.0
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.0
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Calendar_Date: 1995
    Currentness_Reference:
    publication date
  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?
      This is a point data set.
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    LANL.PAT
    Los Alamos Samples (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    UNIQID
    Unique Identification (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    LASLID
    Identification (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    LAT
    Latitude of sample location (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    0.0000unknown latitude
    Range of values
    Minimum:44.0022
    Maximum:48.9999
    Units:degrees
    Resolution:0.0001
    LONG
    Longitude of sample location (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    0.0000unknown longitude
    Range of values
    Minimum:-117.9973
    Maximum:-104.0472
    Units:degrees
    Resolution:0.0001
    SAMPTYPE
    Sample type (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    12Wet-stream-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and sieved to -100 mesh through stainless steel sieves.
    15Dry stream-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and sieved to -100 mesh through stainless steel sieves.
    70Wet sediment sample dried at 110 degrees C and sieved to the reported particle size range.
    71Lake- or reservoir-sediment sample dried at 100 degrees C and sieved to the reported particle size range.
    72Dry sediment sample dried at 110 degrees C and sieved to the reported particle size range.
    (blank)Undefined
    CONTAMC
    Contamination type near sample type (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    (blank)Undefined
    1chemical
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    3mining
    4sewage
    5dumps
    6farming/agriculture
    7power generation
    8urban
    9other industrial
    OAK.PAT
    Oak Ridge Samples (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    UNIQID
    Unique Identification (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    SRLID
    Identification (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ORNLID
    Identification (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    LAT
    Latitude of sample location (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    0.0000unknown latitude
    Range of values
    Minimum:44.0014
    Maximum:48.9978
    Units:degrees
    Resolution:0.0001
    LONG
    Longitude of sample location (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    0.0000unknown longitude
    Range of values
    Minimum:-119.9970
    Maximum:-104.0072
    Units:degrees
    Resolution:0.0001
    SAMPTYP
    Sample type (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    12Wet stream-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and sieved to -100 mesh through stainless steel sieves.
    15Dry stream-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and sieved to -100 mesh through stainless steel sieves
    58Soil sample sieved to greater than 149 microns but less than 1000 microns
    50Stream-sediment sample from flowing stream, sieved to less than 149 microns and dried at less than or equal to 110 degrees C.
    59Soil sample sieved to less than 149 microns.
    61Stream-sediment sample from dry stream, sieved to less than 149 microns and dried if necessary at less than or equal to 110 degrees C.
    81Dry stream-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and sieved to -10 mesh, +35 mesh through stainless steel sieves.
    85Dry stream-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and sieved to -230 mesh through stainless steel sieves.
    86Dry stream-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and separated by sedimentation/centrifugation techniques to less than or equal to 63.5 microns and greater than 2.0 microns.
    87Dry stream-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and separated by sedimentation/centrifugation techniques to less than or equal to 2.0 micron.
    96Dry natural-pond-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and sieved to -100 mesh through stainless steel sieves.
    97Dry artificial-pond-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and sieved to -100 mesh through stainless steel sieves.
    99Other sediment or rock sample, dry spring-sediment sample dried at less than or equal to 100 degrees C and sieved to -100 mesh through stainless steel sieves.
    CONTAMC
    Contaimination type near sample type (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    (blank)Undefined
    1chemical
    2smelting
    3mining
    4sewage
    5dumps
    6farming/agriculture
    7power generation
    8urban
    9other industrial
    SR.PAT
    Savannah River samples (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    UNIQID
    Unique Identification (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    LAT
    Latitude of sample location (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    Range of values
    Minimum:44.0021
    Maximum:48.9961
    Units:degrees
    Resolution:0.0001
    LONG
    Longitude of sample location (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    Range of values
    Minimum:-120.0000
    Maximum:-116.0001
    Units:degrees
    Resolution:0.0001
    SAMPTYP
    Sample type (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    50Stream-sediment sample from flowing stream, sieved to less than 149 microns and dried at less than or equal to 110 degrees C.
    59Soil sample sieved to less than 149 microns.
    61Stream-sediment sample from dry stream, sieved to less than 149 microns and dried if necessary at less than or equal to 110 degrees C.
    CONTAMC
    Contaimination type near sample type (Source: OFR-95-0686)
    ValueDefinition
    (blank)Undefined
    1other
    2none
    3chemical
    4smelting
    5mining
    6garbage
    7farming
    8grazing
    9oil field
    Arecreation
    Bresidential
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Geochemical Analyses in:
    LANL.PAT - Ag, Al, As, Au, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Ce, Cl, Co, Cr, Cu, Dy, Eu, Fe, Hf, K, La, Li, Lu, Mg, Mn, Na, Nb, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, Sm, Sn, Sr, Ta, Th, Ti, U, V, W, Yb, Zn, Zr
    OAK.PAT - Ag, Al, As, Au, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Dy, Eu, Hf, K, La, Li, Lu, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Nb, Ni, P, Pb, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, Sm, Sn, Sr, Ta, Tb, Th, Ti, U, V, W, Y, Yb, Zn, Zr
    SR.PAT - Ag, Al, As, Ba, Be, Ca, Ce, Co, Cr, Cu, Dy, Eu, Hf, K, La, Li, Lu, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Nb, Ni, P, Pb, Sc, Se, Sm, Sn, Sr, Th, Ti, U, V, W, Y, Yb, Zn
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: More information available in Open-File report pamphlete

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
    • Gary L. Raines
    • Cole L. Smith
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Raines, Gary Lee
    USGS-GEO-WRG-MRS
    MacKay School Of Mines
    Reno, NV
    US

    775-784-5596 (voice)
    graines@usgs.gov

Why was the data set created?

To provide to the public a digital geologic map database of geochemistry of the Pacific Northwest.

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: unknown (process 1 of 2)
    The analytical data were divided into three analytical groups, reformatted, and imported as point coverages into the ARC/INFO GIS. The data were grouped by the laboratory at which most of the samples from a site were analyzed.
    Date: 21-Aug-2000 (process 2 of 2)
    Creation of original metadata record Person who carried out this activity:
    Jennifer Lenz
    US Geological Survey
    12201 Surise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 918
    Reston, VA
    USA

    703-648-6974 (voice)
    703-648-6560 (FAX)
    pschweitzer@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?
    The major consideration for use of the data is that the geochemical analytical methods were not consistent in the four different NURE laboratories (Savannah River, Oak Ridge, Lawrence Livermore, or Los Alamos). Thus there are differences between quadrangles due to differences in analytical method. No attempt was made to make the supporting NURE data consistent amoung the quadrangles.
  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?
    Complete
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    The data provided on internet for this report is derived primarily from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) of the Department of Energy for the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

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
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    Cindy Dean
    Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project
    112 E. Poplar Street
    Walla Walla, WA
    USA

    (509) 522-4030 (voice)
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? US Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-0686
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with US Geological Survey editorial standards or with the North American Stratigraphic Code. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for desciptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the US Government.
  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 for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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