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Overview

State-of-the-art geographic information system (GIS) and information management technologies support all manners of research and activities at the Mineral Resources Program-funded Science Centers. Development of innovative GIS, visualization, and modeling approaches applied to 2-D and 3-D geologic and geochemical modeling, web-based interactive visualization, data integration, and predictive modeling is ongoing. A variety of mineral resource geospatial products may be obtained at the Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data and USGS Publications Warehouse.

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Alaska Science Center - Geology Office

Contact: Nora Shew, nshew@usgs.gov

We provide GIS and database support for Alaska-based research projects, including database design, data capture, and maintenance, GIS analysis and display, and production of datasets and metadata for publication and data releases.

Products

Bradley, D.C., Miller, M.L., Friedman, R.M., Layer, P.W., Bleick, H.A., Jones, J.V., III, Box, S.E., Karl, S.M., Shew, N.B., White, T.S., Till, A.B., Dumoulin, J.A., Bundtzen, T.K., O'Sullivan, P.B., and Ullrich, T.D., 2017, Regional patterns of Mesozoic-Cenozoic magmatism in western Alaska revealed by new U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar ages, in Dumoulin, J.A., ed., Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, vol. 15: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1814–D, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1814D.

Brosgé, W.P., and Reiser, H.N., 2000, Geologic map of the Christian quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2000-192, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/0192/.

Dover, J.H., Tailleur, I.L., and Dumoulin, J.A., 2004, Geologic and fossil locality maps of the west-central part of the Howard Pass quadrangle and part of the adjacent Misheguk Mountain quadrangle, western Brooks Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2413, 1:100,000, https://pubs.usgs.gov/mf/2004/2413/.

Gamble, B.M., Reed, B.L., Richter, D.H., and Lanphere, M.A., 2013, Geologic map of the east half of the Lime Hills 1:250,000-scale quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1090, scale 1:250,000 and GIS data, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1090/.

Gehrels, G.E., and Berg, H.C., 2006, Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the geology of southeast Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1290, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1290/.

Granitto, Matthew, Schmidt, J.M., Shew, N.B., Gamble, B.M., and Labay, K.A., 2013, Alaska Geochemical Database, Version 2.0 (AGDB2)—including "best value" data compilations for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 759, 20 p. pamphlet and database, 1 DVD, https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/759/.

Hamilton, T.D., 2003, Surficial Geologic Map of parts of the Misheguk Mountain and Baird Mountains Quadrangles, Noatak National Preserve, Alaska: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-367, 12 pp., https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/0367/.

Hamilton, T.D., 2002, Surficial geologic map of the Hughes quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2408, 1:250,000, https://pubs.usgs.gov/mf/2002/2408/.

Hamilton, T.D., 2002, Surficial geologic map of the Bettles quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2409, 1:250,000, https://pubs.usgs.gov/mf/2002/2409/.

Jones, J.V., III, Karl, S.M., Labay, K.A., Shew, N.B., Granitto, M., Hayes, T.S., Mauk, J.L., Schmidt, J.M., Todd, E., Wang, B., Werdon, M.B., and Yager, D.B., 2015, GIS-based identification of areas with mineral resource potential for six selected deposit groups, Bureau of Land Management Central Yukon Planning Area, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1021, 78 p., 5 appendixes, 12 pls., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr2015102.

Karl, S.M., Jones, J.V., III, and Hayes, T.S., eds., 2016, GIS-based identification of areas that have resource potential for critical minerals in six selected groups of deposit types in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1191, 99 p., 5 appendixes, 12 plates, scale 1:10,500,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161191.

Richter, D.H., McGimsey, R.G., Labay, K.A., Lanphere, M.A., Moore, R.B., Nye, C.J., Rosenkrans, D.S., and Winkler, G.R., 2016, Geologic map of the Valdez D-1 and D-2 quadrangles (Mount Wrangell Volcano), Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3351, 20 p., scale 1:63,360, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3351.

Till, A.B., Dumoulin, J.A., Harris, A.G., Moore, T.E., Bleick, H.A., Siwiec, B., Labay, K.A., Wilson, F.H., and Shew, N.B., compilers, 2008, Digital Data for the Geology of the southern Brooks Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1149, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1149/.

Till, A.B., Dumoulin, J.A., Phillips, J.D., Stanley, R.G., and Crews, J., 2006, Digital data for the generalized bedrock geologic map, Yukon Flats region, east-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1304, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1304/.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2006, Digital data for the reconnaissance bedrock geologic map for the northern Alaska Peninsula area, southwest Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1303 https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1303/.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2006, Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the western Aleutian Islands, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1302, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1302/.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2006, Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the lower Yukon River region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1292, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1292/.

Wilson, F.H., 2015, Reconnaissance surficial geologic map of the Taylor Mountains quadrangle, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3334, 12 p., 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3334.

Wilson, Frederic H., Detterman, R.L., and DuBois, G.D., 1999, Digital data for the geologic framework of the Alaska Peninsula, southwest Alaska, and the Alaska Peninsula terrane: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-317, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/0317/.

Wilson, F.H., Hudson, T.L., Grybeck, D., Stoeser, D.B., Preller, C.C., Bickerstaff, D., Labay, K.A., and Miller, M.L., 2003, Preliminary geologic map of the northeast Dillingham quadrangle (D-1, D-2, C-1, and C-2), Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-105, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/0105/.

Wilson, F.H., Hults, C.P., Labay, K.A., and Shew, N.B., 2008, Digital Data for the reconnaissance geologic map for Prince William Sound and the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1002, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1002/.

Wilson, F.H., Hults, C.P., Mohadjer, S., Coonrad, W.L., Shew, N.B., and Labay, K.A., 2008, Digital Data for the reconnaissance geologic map for the Kuskokwim Bay region of southwest Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1001, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1001/.

Wilson, F.H., Hults, C.P., Mull, C.G, and Karl, S.M, comps., 2015, Geologic map of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3340, pamphlet 196 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:1,584,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3340.

Wilson,, F.H., Hults, C.P., Schmoll, H.R., Haeussler, P.J., Schmidt, J.M., Yehle, L.A., and Labay, K.A., 2009 Preliminary geologic map of the Cook Inlet region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1108, 54 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1108/.

Wilson, F.H., and Labay, K.A., 2016, Alaska geology revealed: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 168, https://doi.org/10.3133/gip168.

Wilson, F.H., Labay, K.A., Mohadjer, S., and Shew, N.B., 2005, Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the Kodiak Islands, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1340, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1340/.

Wilson, F.H., Labay, K.A., Shew, N.B., Mohadjer, S., and Patton, W.W., Jr., 2005, Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the Yukon-Koyukuk Basin, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1341, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1341/.

Wilson, F.H., Labay, K.A., Shew, N.B., Preller, C.C., Mohadjer, S., and Richter, D.H., 2005, Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the geology of Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1342, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1342/.

Wilson, F.H., Dover, J.H., Bradley, D.C., Weber, F.R., Bundtzen, T.K., and Haeussler, P.J., 1988, Geologic map of central (interior) Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 1998-133-A, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-133-a/.

GMEG - Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center

Sagebrush Focal Areas
This map shows the location of each of the seven Sagebrush Focal Areas and the USGS study areas in the Western U.S. From USGS Fact Sheet 2017-3074.

Contact: Thomas Frost, tfrost@usgs.gov

Our objectives are to: 1) collect and assimilate digital geospatial data in a standardized format for minerals-related research and assessments, 2) develop and improve analytical procedures for using geospatial data in minerals products, 3) provide support for timely, quality, and reproducible mineral assessments, 4) provide easy access to the data, and 5) report results of our work in a digital format that can be incorporated into GIS systems.

Products

Berger, V.I., Mosier, D.L., Bliss, J.D., and Moring, B.C., 2014, Sediment-hosted gold deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models (ver. 1.1, June 2014): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1074, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141074.

Boleneus, D.E., and Causey, J.D., 2000, Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington; 1, Geologic raster data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-495, 35 pp., https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/0495/.

Bookstrom, A.A., Box, S.E., Cossette, P.M., Frost, T.P., Gillerman, V.S., King, G.R., and Zirakparvar, N.A., 2016, Geologic history of the Blackbird Co-Cu district in the Lemhi subbasin of the Belt-Purcell Basin, in MacLean, J.S., and Sears, J.W., eds., Belt Basin: Window to Mesoproterozoic Earth: GSA Special Paper 522, p. 185-289, https://dx.doi.org/10.1130/2016.2522(08).

Bookstrom, A.A., Glen, R.A., Hammarstrom, J.M., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Zientek, M.L., Drenth, B.J., Jaireth, S., Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2014, Porphyry copper assessment of eastern Australia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–L, 160 p. and GIS data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090L.

Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, v. 1.1, 63 p. and spatial data tables, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/e/.

Causey, J.D., 2007, revised 2011, Mining Claim Activity on Federal Land in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 290, Version 4.0, https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2007/290/.

Causey, J.D., 1998, MAS/MILS Arc/Info Point Coverage for the Western U.S. (excluding Hawaii): U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-512, 25 pp., https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/0512/.

Causey, J.D., and Frank, D.G., 2006, Mining Claim Activity on Federal Land in the Contiguous United States, 1976 through 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 228, Version 1.1, 25 p., data files, https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/228/.

Causey, J.D., Galloway, J.P., and Zientek, M.L., 2009, An index to PGE-Ni-Cr deposits and occurrences in selected mineral-occurrence databases: U.S. Geological Open-File Report 2009-1045, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1045/.

Causey, 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 01-142, 46 pp., https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/0142/.

Causey, J.D., Zientek, M.L., Bookstrom, A.A., Frost, T.P., Evans, K.V., Wilson, A.B., Van Gosen, B.S., Boleneus, D.E., and Pitts, R.A., 2008, Relational Database for the Geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains—Idaho, Montana, and Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 371, 37 p., database, https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/371/.

Cossette, P.M., Bookstrom, A.A., Hayes, T.S., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Wallis, J.C., and Zientek, M.L., 2014, Sandstone copper assessment of the Teniz Basin, Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–R, 42 p., and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090R.

Day, W.C., Hammarstrom, J.M., Zientek, M.L., and Frost, T.P., eds., 2016, Overview with methods and procedures of the U.S. Geological Survey mineral-resource assessment of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming (ver. 2.0, October 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089–A, 211 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165089A.

Dicken, C.L., Dunlap, Pamela, Parks, H.L., Hammarstrom, J.M., and Zientek, M.L., 2016, Spatial database for a global assessment of undiscovered copper resources: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–Z, 29 p., and GIS data, available at https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090Z.

Dunlap Derkey, P., Johnston, B., Palmer, P., and Hovland, R.D., 1985, Maps Showing Selected Geology and Phosphate Resources of the Harrington Peak Quadrangle, Bear Lake and Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map 74, 1:24,000, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr74.

Dunlap Derkey, P., Johnston, B., Palmer, P., and Hovland, R.D., 1984, Maps Showing Selected Geology and Phosphate Resources of the Sage Valley Quadrangle, Caribou County, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map 73, 1:24,000, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr73.

Dunlap Derkey, P., Johnston, B., Palmer, P., and Zemanek, A., 1984, Maps Showing Selected Geology and Phosphate Resources of the Diamond Flat Quadrangle, Caribou County, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map 78, 1:24,000, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr78.

Dunlap Derkey, P., and Palmer, P., 1985, Maps Showing Selected Geology and Phosphate Resources of the Meade Peak Quadrangle, Bear Lake and Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map 76, 1:24,000, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr76.

Dunlap Derkey, P., and Palmer, P., 1984, Maps Showing Selected Geology and Phosphate Resources of the Henry Quadrangle, Caribou County, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map 81, 1:24,000, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr81.

Dunlap Derkey, P., Palmer, P., and Miller, S.T., 1984, Maps Showing Selected Geology and Phosphate Resources of the Fossil Canyon Quadrangle, Bear Lake and Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map 82, 1:24,000, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr82.

Dunlap Derkey, P., Palmer, P., and Wotruba, N.J., 1983, Maps Showing Selected Geology and Phosphate Resources of the Upper Valley Quadrangle, Caribou County, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map 71, 1:24,000, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr71.

Dunlap Derkey, P., Paul, K., Johnston, B., Palmer, P., Zamanek, A., Fakourbayat, M., and Hovland, R.D., 1985, Maps Showing Selected Geology and Phosphate Resources of the Snowdrift Mountain Quadrangle, Bear Lake and Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map 75, 1:24,000, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr75.

Dunlap Derkey, P., Paul, K., Palmer, P., Fakourbayat, M., Wotruba, N.J., Hovland, R.D., 1984, Maps Showing Selected Geology and Phosphate Resources of the Stewart Flat Quadrangle, Caribou County, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map 72, 1:24,000, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr72.

Frank, D.G., Frost, T.P., Day, W.C., and the USGS SaMiRA team, 2016, U.S. Geological Survey mineral-resource assessment of Sagebrush Focal Areas in the Western United States: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3074, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163074.

Frost, T.P., and Box, S.E., 2009, Streams-sediment geochemistry in mining-impacted drainages of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River, Custer County, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5115, 49 p. and data files, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5115/.

Frost, T.P., Raines, G.L., Almquist, C.L., and Johnson, B.R., 1996, Digital Map of Possible Bat Habitats for the Pacific Northwest, a Contribution to the Interior Columbia River Basin Ecosystem Management Project: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-683, 24 p., digital data set, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/of95-683/.

Gray, F., Hammarstrom, J.M., Ludington, S., Zürcher, L., Nelson, C.E., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Miller, R.J., and Moring, B.C., 2014, Porphyry copper assessment of Central America and the Caribbean Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–I, 81 p., and GIS data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090I.

Graybeal, F.T., Moyer, L.A., Vikre, P.G., Dunlap, P., and Wallis, J.C., 2015, Geologic map of the Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1023, 10 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:48,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151023.

Hall, S.M., Mihalasky, M.J., Tureck, K.R., Hammarstrom, J.M., and Hannon, M.T., Genetic and grade and tonnage models for sandstone-hosted roll-type uranium deposits, Texas Coastal Plain, USA: Ore Geology Reviews, 80, p. 716-753, doi:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.06.013.

John, D.A., du Bray, E.A., Box, S.E., Vikre, P.G., Rytuba, J.J., Fleck, R.J., and Moring, B.C., 2015, Geologic map of the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3318, 64 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:50,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3318.

Johnson, B.R., Derkey, P.D., Frost, T.P., Derkey, R.E., and Lackaff, B.B., 1998, Digital Geologic Map of Spokane County and vicinity, Washington and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-503, 44 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-503/.

Kellogg, K.S., Minor, S.A., and Cossette, P.M., 2008, Geologic Map of the Eastern Three-Quarters of the Cuyama 30' x 60' Quadrangle, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3002, scale 1:100,000, 2 plates, 1 pamphlet, 23 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3002/.

Larsen, J.C., Assmus, K.C., Causey, J.D., and Zientek, M.L., 2004, Rectified Images of Selected Geologic Maps in the Northern Rockies Area, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 106, https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/106/.

Ludington, Steve, Hammarstrom, J.M., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Mars, J.C., and Miller, R.J., 2012, Porphyry copper assessment of the Tibetan Plateau, China: U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–F, 63 p. and GIS data, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/f/.

Ludington, Steve, Mihalasky, M.J., Hammarstrom, J.M., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Frost, T.P., Gans, K.D., Light, T.D., Miller, R.J., and Alexeiev, Dmitriy, 2012, Porphyry copper assessment of the Mesozoic of East Asia—China, Vietnam, North Korea, Mongolia, and Russia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–G, 53 p. and GIS data, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/g/.

Mihalasky, M.J., Bookstrom, A.A., Frost, T.P., and Ludington, S., with contributions from Logan, J.M., Panteleyev, A., and Abbot, G., 2011, revised 2013, Porphyry copper assessment of British Columbia and Yukon Territory, Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–C, v. 1.1, 128 p. and data tables, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/c/.

Mihalasky, M.J., Ludington, Steve, Alexeiev, D.V., Frost, T.P., Light, T.D., Briggs, D.A., Hammarstrom, J.M., and Wallis, J.C., with contributions from Bookstrom, A.A., and Panteleyev, Andre, 2015, Porphyry copper assessment of northeast Asia—Far East Russia and Northeasternmost China: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–W, 104 p., and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090W.

Mihalasky, M.J., Ludington, Steve, Hammarstrom, J.M., Alexeiev, D.V., Frost, T.P., Light, T.D., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Briggs, D.A., Wallis, J.C., and Miller, R.J., with contributions from Bookstrom, A.A., Panteleyev, Andre, Chitalin, Andre, Seltmann, Reimar, Guangsheng, Y., Changyun, L., Jingwen, M., Jinyi, L., Keyan, X., Ruizhao, Q., Jianbao, S., Gangyi, S., and Yuliang, D., 2015, Porphyry Copper Assessment of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt and eastern Tethysides—China, Mongolia, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and India: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–X, 106 p. and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090X.

Miller, F.K., 2004, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Big Bear City 7.5' Quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1193, 1 over-size sheet, 35 by 50 inches, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1193/.

Moore, J.G., and Moring, B.C., 2013, Rangewide glaciation in the Sierra Nevada, California: Geosphere, 9(6), p. 1804-1818, doi:10.1130/GES00891.1.

Moyle, P.R. and Causey, J.D., 2001, Chemical Composition of Samples Collected from Waste Rock Dumps and Other Mining-Related Features at Selected Phosphate Mines in Southeastern Idaho, Western Wyoming, and Northern Utah: U.S Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-411, 46 pp., https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/0411/.

Orris, G.J., Cocker, M.D., Dunlap, P., Wynn, Jeff, Spanski, G.T., Briggs, D.A., and Gass, L., with contributions from Bliss, J.D., Bolm, K.S., Yang, C., Lipin, B.R., Ludington, S., Miller, R.J., and Slowakiewicz, M., 2014, Potash—A global overview of evaporite-related potash resources, including spatial databases of deposits, occurrences, and permissive tracts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–S, 76 p., and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090S.

Orris, G.J., Dunlap, Pamela, and Wallis, J.C., 2015, Phosphate occurrence and potential in the region of Afghanistan, including parts of China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, with a section on geophysics by Jeff Wynn: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1121, 70 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151121.

Parks, H.L., Zientek, M.L., Jenkins, M.C., Hennings, C.K., Wallis, J.C., Nguyen, D.M., and Cossette, P.M., 2016, Previous mineral-resource assessment data compilation for the U.S. Geological Survey Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment Project: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7736P0C.

Powell, R.E., 2002, Geologic map and digital database of the San Bernardino Wash 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, California: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-498, 28 pp., https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/0498/.

Powell, R.E., Matti, J.C., Cossette, P.M., 2015, Geology of the Joshua Tree National Park geodatabase: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1175, GIS database, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151175.

San Juan, C.A., Horton, J.D., Parks, H.L., Mihalasky, M.J., Anderson, E.D., Benson, Mary Ellen, Box, S.E., Cossette, P.M., Denning, P.D., Giles, S.A., Hall, S.M., Hayes, T.S., Hearn, Jr., C.B., Hofstra, A.H., John, D.A., Ludington, S.D., Lund, Karen, Mauk, J.L., Robinson, G.R., Rockwell, B.W., Rytuba, J.J., Smith, S.M., Stillings, L.L., Van Gosen, B.S., Vikre, P.G., Wallis, John, Wilson, A.B., Zientek, M.L., and Zürcher, Lukas, 2016, Locatable Mineral Assessment Tracts for the U.S. Geological Survey Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment Project: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7833Q4R.

Slack, J.F., Johnson, C.A., Causey, J.D., Lund, Karen, Schulz, K.J., Gray, J.E., and Epppinger, R.G., 2013, Descriptive and geoenvironmental model for cobalt-copper-gold deposits in metasedimentary rocks, chap. G of Mineral deposit models for resource assessment (ver. 1.1, March 14, 2014): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5070–G, 218 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105070G.

Taylor, C.D., Causey, J.D., Denning, P.D., Hammarstrom, J.M., Hayes, T.S., Horton, J.D., Kirschbaum, M.J., Parks, H.L., Wilson, A.B., Wintzer, N.E., and Zientek, M.L., 2013, Descriptive models, grade-tonnage relations, and databases for the assessment of sediment-hosted copper deposits—With emphasis on deposits in the Central African Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–J, 154 p. and data files, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/j/.

Vikre, P.G., Benson, M.E., Bleiwas, D.I., Colgan, J.P., Cossette, P.M., DeAngelo, J., Dicken, C.L., Drake, R.M., II, du Bray, E.A., Fernette, G.L., Glen, J.M.G., Haacke, J.E., Hall, S.M., Hofstra, A.H., John, D.A., Ludington, S., Mihalasky, M.J., Rytuba, J.J., Shaffer, B.N., Stillings, L.L., Wallis, J.C., Williams, C.F., Yager, D.B., and Zürcher, L., 2016, Geology and mineral resources of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Oregon and Nevada), the Southeastern Oregon and North-Central Nevada, and the Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada (and Utah) Sagebrush Focal Areas (ver. 1.1, October 28, 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089–B, 224 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165089B.

Wynn, Jeff, Orris, G.J., Dunlap, Pamela, Cocker, M.D., and Bliss, J.D., 2016, Geology and undiscovered resource assessment of the potash-bearing Central Asia Salt Basin, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report SIR 2010–5090–AA, 106 p., and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090AA.

Zientek, M.L., Causey, J.D., Parks, H.L., and Miller, R.J., 2014, Platinum-group elements in southern Africa—Mineral inventory and an assessment of undiscovered mineral resources: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–Q, 126 p. and GIS data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090Q.

Zientek, M.L., Chechetkin, V.S., Parks, H.L., Box, S.E., Briggs, D.A., Cossette, P.M., Dolgopolova, A., Hayes, T.S., Seltmann, R., Syusyura, B., Taylor, C.D., and Wintzer, N.E., 2014, Assessment of undiscovered sandstone copper deposits of the Kodar-Udokan area, Russia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–M, 129 p. and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090M.

Zientek, M.L., Dunlap Derkey, P., Miller, R.J., Causey, J.D., Bookstrom, A.A., Carlson, M.H., Green, G.N., Frost, T.P., Beleneus, D.E., Evans, K.V., Van Gosen, B.S., Wilson, A.B., Larsen, J.C., Kayser, H.Z., Kelley, W.N., and Assmus, K.C., 2005, Spatial Databases for the Geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains - Idaho, Montana, and Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1235, Version 1.0, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1235/.

Zientek, M.L., Wintzer, N.E., Hayes, T.S., Parks, H.L., Briggs, D.A., Causey, J.D., Hatch, S.A., Jenkins, M.C., and Williams, D.J., 2015, Qualitative assessment of selected areas of the world for undiscovered sediment-hosted stratabound copper deposits: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–Y, 143 p., and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090Y.

Zürcher, L., Bookstrom A.A., Hammarstrom, J.M., Mars, J.C., Ludington, S., Zientek, M.L., Dunlap, P., and Wallis, J.C., with contributions from Drew, L.J., Sutphin, D.M., Berger, B.R., Herrington, R.J., Billa, M., Kuşcu, I., Moon, C.J. ,and Richards, J.P., 2015, Porphyry copper assessment of the Tethys region of western and southern Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–V, 232 p., and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090V.

Zürcher, L., Bookstrom, A.A., Hammarstrom, J.M., Mars, J.C., Ludington, S., Zientek, M.L., Dunlap, P., and Wallis, J.C., 2014, Relationship between porphyry copper occurrences, crustal preservation levels, and amount of exploration in magmatic belts of the Central Tethys region: Acta Geologica Sinica, 88(s2), p. 572-573, doi:10.1111/1755-6724.12374_35.

Central

Contact: Carma San Juan, csanjuan@usgs.gov

We support the geospatial component of Mineral Resources Program research and provide public access to research results and geospatial information. We facilitate all aspects of the data life cycle, including the publication and archiving of geospatial information and products. We also develop and steward national-scale data layers considered foundational to the Mineral Resources Program as well as implement geospatial technology to streamline or enhance research workflows.

Products

Publications

Benson, M.E., and Wilson, A.B., 2015, Frac sand in the United States—A geological and industry overview: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1107, 78 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151107.

Berger, B.R., Mars, J.C., Denning, P.D., Phillips, J.D., Hammarstrom, J.M., Zientek, M.L, Dicken, C.L., and Drew, L.J., with contributions from Alexeiev, D., Seltmann, R., and Herrington, R.J., 2014, Porphyry copper assessment of western Central Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–N, 219 p., 8 plates, and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090N.

Day, W.C., O'Neill, J.M., Dusel-Bacon, Cynthia, Aleinikoff, J.N., Siron, C.R., 2014, Geologic map of the Kechumstuk fault zone in the Mount Veta area, Fortymile mining district, east-central Alaska (ver. 1.1, March 12, 2014): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3291, scale 1:63,360, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3291.

du Bray, E.A., Holm-Denoma, C.S., San Juan, C.A., Lund, Karen, Premo, W.R., and DeWitt, Ed, 2015, Geochemical, modal, and geochronologic data for 1.4 Ga A-type granitoid intrusions of the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 942, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds942.

Eppinger, R.G., Giles, S.A., and Klein, T.L., 2015, Geochemical maps of stream sediments in central Colorado, from New Mexico to Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1025, 120 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151025.

Giles, S.A., 2013, Geochemistry and geophysics field maps used during the USGS 2011 field season in southwest Alaska: Esri Map Book GIS—Transforming Our World, 28, p. 70-74. View Esri Map Books online.

Giles, S.A., and Eppinger, R.G., 2014, A geochemical perspective of Red Mountain—An unmined volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in the Alaska Range: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1037, 1 plate, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141037.

Hammarstrom, J.M., Mihalasky, M.J., Ludington, S., Phillips, J.D., Berger, B.R., Denning, P.D., Dicken, C.L., Mars, J.C., Zientek, M.L., and Herrington, R.J., 2017, Undiscovered porphyry copper resources in the Urals—A probabilistic mineral resource assessment: Ore Geology Reviews, 85, p. 181-203, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.09.007.

Horton, J.D., San Juan, C.A., and Stoeser, D.B., 2017, The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1052.

Jones, J.V., III, Karl, S.M., Labay, K.A., Shew, N.B., Granitto, M., Hayes, T.S., Mauk, J.L., Schmidt, J.M., Todd, E., Wang, B., Werdon, M.B., and Yager, D.B., 2015, GIS-based identification of areas with mineral resource potential for six selected deposit groups, Bureau of Land Management Central Yukon Planning Area, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1021, 78 p., 5 appendixes, 12 pls., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151021.

Lee, G.K., Yager, D.B., Mauk, J.L, Granitto, Matthew, Denning, P.D., Wang, Bronwen, and Werdon, M.B., 2016, The Geochemical Atlas of Alaska, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 908, 25 p., 272 sheets (11"×17"), GIS database, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds908.

Lund, Karen, Box, S.E., Holm-Denoma, C.S., San Juan, C.A., Blakely, R.J., Saltus, R.W., Anderson, E.D., and DeWitt, E.H., 2015, Basement domain map of the conterminous United States and Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 898, 41 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds898.

Lund, K., Zürcher, L., Hofstra, A.H., Van Gosen, B.S., Benson, M.E., Box, S.E., Anderson, E.D., Bleiwas, D.I., DeAngelo, J., Drake, R.M., II, Fernette, G.L., Giles, S.A., Glen, J.M.G., Haacke, J.E., Horton, J., John, D.M., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Rockwell, B.W., San Juan, C.A., Shaffer, B.N., Smith, S.M., and Williams, C.F., 2016, Geology and mineral resources of the North-Central Idaho Sagebrush Focal Area (ver. 1.1, October 27, 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089 –C, 147 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165089C.

Mauk, J.L., Zientek, M.L., Hearn, B.C., Jr., Parks, H.L., Jenkins, M.C., Anderson, E.D., Benson, M.E., Bleiwas, D.I., DeAngelo, J., Denning, P.D., Dicken, C.L., Drake, R.M., II, Fernette, G.L., Folger, H.W., Giles, S.A., Glen, J.M.G., Granitto, M., Haacke, J.E., Horton, J.D., Kelley, K.D., Ober, J.A., Rockwell, B.W., San Juan, C.A., Sangine, E.S., Schweitzer, P.N., Shaffer, B.N., Smith, S.M., Williams, C.F., and Yager, D.B., 2016, Geology and mineral resources of the North-Central Montana Sagebrush Focal Area: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089–D, 104 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165089D.

Poole, F.G., and Sandberg, C.A., 2015, Olistostrome shed eastward from the Antler orogenic forebulge, Bisoni-McKay area, Fish Creek Range, central Nevada: Geological Society of America Special Paper 517, p. 1-38, https://doi.org/10.1130/2015.2517.

Poole, F.G., and Sandberg, C.A., 2015, Alamo impact olistoliths in Antler orogenic foreland, Warm Springs-Milk Spring area, Hot Creek Range, central Nevada: Geological Society of America Special Paper 517, p. 39-104, https://doi.org/10.1130/2015.2517(02).

Plumlee, G.S., Alpers, C.N., Morman, S.A., and San Juan, C., 2016, Anticipating Environmental and Environmental-Health Implications of Extreme Storms: ARkStorm Scenario: Natural Hazards Review, 17(4), https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000188.

Ranalli, A.J., and Yager, D.B., 2016, Use of mineral/solution equilibrium calculations to assess the potential for carnotite precipitation from groundwater in the Texas Panhandle, USA: Applied Geochemistry, 73, p. 118-131, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.08.004.

Rockwell, B.W., Knepper, D.H., Jr., and Horton, J.D., 2015, Landsat maps (phase V, deliverable 60), ASTER maps (phase V, deliverable 62), ASTER_DEM maps (phase V, deliverable 63), and spectral remote sensing in support of PRISM-II mineral resource assessment project, Islamic Republic of Mauritania (phase V, deliverables 61 and 64), chap. E of Taylor, C.D., ed., Second projet de renforcement institutionnel du secteur minier de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (PRISM-II): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013‒1280-E, 85 p., 85 pl., scale 1:1,000,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20131280E.

Stevens, C.H., Poole, F.G., and Amaya-Martínez, R., 2014, Late Paleozoic fusulinids from Sonora, México: Importance for interpretation of depositional settings, biogeography, and paleotectonics: Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 31(1), p 14-27. View Stevens article. [PDF file, 2507 KB]

Taylor, C.D., Causey, J.D., Denning, P.D., Hammarstrom, J.M., Hayes, T.S., Horton, J.D., Kirschbaum, M.J., Parks, H.L., Wilson, A.B., Wintzer, N.E., and Zientek, M.L., 2013, Descriptive models, grade-tonnage relations, and databases for the assessment of sediment-hosted copper deposits—With emphasis on deposits in the Central African Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–J, 154 p. and data files, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/j/.

USGS Central Minerals and Crustal GIS project members, 2008-2014, Afghanistan hyperspectral surface materials maps and related publications.

Wilson, A.B., 2015, Uranium in the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Study Area, southwestern Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1123, 33 p., 1 plate, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141123.

Wilson, A.B., Hayes, T.S., Benson, M.E., Yager, D.B., Anderson, E.D., Bleiwas, D.I., DeAngelo, J., Dicken, C.L., Drake, R.M., II, Fernette, G.L., Giles, S.A., Glen, J.M.G., Haacke, J.E., Horton, J.D., Parks, H.L., Rockwell, B.W., and Williams, C.F., 2016, Geology and mineral resources of the Southwestern and South-Central Wyoming Sagebrush Focal Area, Wyoming, and the Bear River Watershed Sagebrush Focal Area, Wyoming and Utah, (ver. 1.1, October 26, 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089–E, 128 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165089E.

Yager, D.B., Johnson, R.H., Rockwell, B.W., Caine, J.S., and Smith, K.S., 2013, A GIS and statistical approach to identify variables that control water quality in hydrothermally altered and mineralized watersheds, Silverton, Colorado, USA: Environmental Earth Sciences, 70(3), p. 1057-1082, doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2229-y.

Data Releases and Portals

Dicken, C.L., and San Juan, C.A., 2016, Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Legacy Rehost System (LR2000) mineral use cases for the Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RX996K.

Fernette, G.L., Bellora, J.D., Bartels, M. P., Gallegos, S.M., Jordan, J.K., Tureck, K.R., and Chapman, A.L., 2016, USMIN Mineral Resource Data for the U.S. Geological Survey Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment Project: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7J964GW.

Fernette, G.L., Horton, J.D., King, Zachary, San Juan, C.A., and Schweitzer, P.N., 2016, Prospect- and Mine-Related Features from U.S. Geological Survey 7.5- and 15-Minute Topographic Quadrangle Maps of the Western United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7JD4TWT.

Horton, J.D., 2017, The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7WH2N65.

Lowers, Heather A., Breit, George N., Pillers, Renee M., Meeker, Gregory P., and Wolf, Ruth E., 2016, Particulate Matter Identification in Lung Tissue from Deployers, Positive, and Negative controls Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (2013-2016): U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7VX0DN5.

Manning, A.H. and Hofstra, A.H., 2017, Fluid Inclusion Noble Gas Data from Goldfield and Tonopah Epithermal Au-Ag Deposits: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7ST7N2F.

Rockwell, B.W., and Bonham, L.C., 2017, Digital maps of hydrothermal alteration type, key mineral groups, and green vegetation of the western United States derived from automated analysis of ASTER satellite data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7CR5RK7.

Rockwell, B.W., Bonham, L.C., and Giles, S.A., 2015, USGS National Map of Surficial Mineralogy: U.S. Geological Survey Online Map Resource, https://cmerwebmap.cr.usgs.gov/usminmap.html.

San Juan, C.A., Horton, J.D., Parks, H.L., Mihalasky, M.J., Anderson, E.D., Benson, Mary Ellen, Box, S.E., Cossette, P.M., Denning, P.D., Giles, S.A., Hall, S.M., Hayes, T.S., Hearn, Jr., C.B., Hofstra, A.H., John, D.A., Ludington, S.D., Lund, Karen, Mauk, J.L., Robinson, G.R., Rockwell, B.W., Rytuba, J.J., Smith, S.M., Stillings, L.L., Van Gosen, B.S., Vikre, P.G., Wallis, John, Wilson, A.B., Zientek, M.L., and Zürcher, Lukas, 2016, Locatable Mineral Assessment Tracts for the U.S. Geological Survey Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment Project: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7833Q4R.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Sagebrush Mineral Resource Assessment data sources portal, https://mrdata.usgs.gov/SaMiRA/.

Wilson, A.B., 2017, Shapefile to accompany Colorado Mineral Belt revisited: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F78S4N46.

Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center

regional mineral classification map
Regional mineral classification map overlaying a digital elevation model of the Orange Hill area, Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Colors represent the spectrally dominant minerals. From USGS Fact Sheet 2016-3029.

Contact: Michaela Johnson, mrjohns@usgs.gov

We provide geographic information system (GIS) support and analysis, manage geospatial data collections including documentation and distribution for several dataset types (geophysical, remote sensing, geochemical). We update currently unpublished geophysical survey data to a standardized, open-data format, document, and release the data to the public. We investigate methods development, mobile GIS applications, and data visualization in support of the Center's data needs.

Products

Publications

Cole, C.J., Johnson, M.R., and Graham, G.E., 2014, Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array Type L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) mosaic for the Kahiltna terrane, Alaska, 2007–2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map, 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3323.

Hobza, C.M., Abraham, J.D., Cannia, J.C., Johnson, M.R., and Sibray, S.S., 2014, Base of principal aquifer for parts of the North Platte, South Platte, and Twin Platte Natural Resources Districts, western Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3310, 2 sheets, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3310.

Johnson, M.R., Graham, G.E., Hubbard, B.E., and Benzel, W.M., 2015, Geospatial compilation of results from field sample collection in support of mineral resource investigations, Western Alaska Range, Alaska, July 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 943, 12 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds943.

Kokaly, R.F., Graham, G.E., Hoefen, T.M., Kelley, K.D., Johnson, M.R., and Hubbard, B.E., 2016, Hyperspectral surveying for mineral resources in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016-3029, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163029.

USGS Central Minerals and Crustal GIS project members, 2008-2014, Afghanistan hyperspectral surface materials maps and related publications.

Data Releases

Anderson, E.D., Parks, H.L., Jenkins, M.C., Nguyen, D.M., Hearn, B.C., Jr, and Zientek, M.L., 2016, Missouri Breaks Project, Montana - Digitized aeromagnetic data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TH8JTN.

Ball, L.B., Smith, B.D., and Thamke, J.N., 2016, Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data, East Poplar Oil Field and surrounding area, October 2014, Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QC01MD.

Caine, J.S., Minor, S.A., Grauch, V. J. S., Budahn, J.R., Keren, T.T., and Johnson, M.R., 2016, Data for a comprehensive survey of fault zones, breccias, and fractures in and flanking the eastern Española Basin, Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7222RXW.

Drenth, B.J., 2016, Principal facts of gravity data in the southern San Luis Basin, northern New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7JQ0Z5N.

Drenth, B.J., and Brown, P.J., 2016, Airborne Magnetic Total-Field Survey, Manchester Region, Iowa, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7416V52.

Ellefsen, K.J., 2017, Titanium concentrations in stream sediments from the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the southeastern U.S. (1975-1999): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7J38R16.

Finn, C., Deszcz-Pan, M., Chase, B.F.: Mt. Baker and Mt. Adams Airborne Magnetic and Electromagnetic Survey Data, August 2002, Washington, USA: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7VT1QJW.

Fitterman, D.V., 2016, Transient electromagnetic sounding data collected in the San Luis Valley, Colorado near the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge (field seasons 2007, 2009, and 2011): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7D21VQ5.

Grauch, V.J.S., and Drenth, B.J., 2016, Physical properties by geologic unit in the southern San Luis Basin, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RJ4GMB.

Holloway, J.M., Pribil, M.J., McCleskey, R.B., Rutherford, D., Repert, D.A., DeWild, J., Breitmeyer, S., Berry, C., and Adams, M., 2016, Water and sediment geochemistry data from the vicinity of Yellow Pine, Idaho, 2014-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TB150Z.

Kokaly, R.F., Clark, R.N., Swayze, G.A., Livo, K.E., Hoefen, T.M., Pearson, N.C., Wise, R.A., Benzel, W.M., Lowers, H.A., Driscoll, R.L., and Klein, A.J., 2017, USGS Spectral Library Version 7 Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RR1WDJ.

McCafferty, A.E., 2016, Airborne magnetic and radiometric survey, Ironton, Missouri area: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7B56GT8.

McCafferty, A.E., 2016, Helicopter magnetic and gravity gradiometry survey over the Pea Ridge iron mine and surrounding area, southeast Missouri, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F78P5XM4.

Minsley, B.J., Emond, A.M., and Rey, D.M., 2017, Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data and inverted resistivity models, western Yukon Flats, Alaska, February 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QC01P9.

Minsley, B.J., Pastick, N.J., Wylie, B.K., Brown, D.R.N., and Kass, M.A., 2016, Fire impacts on permafrost in Alaska: Geophysical and other field data collected in 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7959FM0.

Rodriguez, B.D., 2017, Magnetotelluric sounding locations, stations 23 to 46, San Luis Valley, Colorado, 2007: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F77942VF.

Rodriguez, B.D., 2016, Magnetotelluric sounding locations, stations 1 to 22, Southern San Luis Valley, Colorado, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7SJ1HPT.

Shah, A.K., 2016, Airborne Geophysical Surveys over the Eastern Adirondacks, New York State: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F72R3PT0.

Shah, A.K., 2014, Airborne Geophysical Surveys over the 2011 Mineral, Virginia, Earthquake Area: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F78K773V.

Todd, A.S., McGee, B.N., Zeigler, M.P., and Caldwell, C.A., 2016, Water and Air Temperature Throughout the Range of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in Colorado and New Mexico; 2010-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F73R0QZC.

Van Gosen, B.S., Johnson, M.R., and Goldman, M.A., 2016, Three GIS datasets defining areas permissive for the occurrence of uranium-bearing, solution-collapse breccia pipes in northern Arizona and southeast Utah: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F76D5R3Z.

Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center

copper database fields
Image showing contents and organization of the data model for the global copper file geodatabase. From USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–Z.

Contacts: Thomas Kress, thkress@usgs.gov and Connie Dicken, cdicken@usgs.gov

Our objectives are to 1) support the science center's information technology infrastructure to carry out geospatial, scientific visualization, image processing, modeling, and map production, and 2) provide geographic information system (GIS) management and technical support.

Products

Bennett, D.S., Lyons, J.B., Wittkop, C.A., and Dicken, C.L., 2006, Bedrock geologic map of New Hampshire, a digital representation of Lyons and others 1997 map and ancillary files: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 215, 1 CD-ROM, https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/215/.

Berger, B.R., Mars, J.C., Denning, P.D., Phillips, J.D., Hammarstrom, J.M., Zientek, M.L, Dicken, C.L., and Drew, L.J., with contributions from Alexeiev, D., Seltmann, R., and Herrington, R.J., 2014, Porphyry copper assessment of western Central Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–N, 219 p., 8 plates, and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090N.

Dicken, C.L., Dunlap, Pamela, Parks, H.L., Hammarstrom, J.M., and Zientek, M.L., 2016, Spatial database for a global assessment of undiscovered copper resources: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–Z, 29 p., and GIS data, available at https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090Z.

Dicken, C.L., Nicholson, S.W., Horton, J.D., Foose, M.P., and Mueller, J.A.L., 2005 (updated 2007), Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States : Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1323, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1323/.

Dicken, C.L., Nicholson, S.W., Horton, J.D., Kinney, S.A., Gunther, G., Foose, M.P., and Mueller, J.A.L., 2005 (updated 2007 and 2008), Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States : Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1325, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1325/.

Dicken, C.L., Pimley, S.G., and Cannon, W.F., 2001, Precambrian basement map of the north Mid-Continent, U.S.A.; a digital representation of the 1990 P.K. Sims map: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2001-21, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr0121.

Dicken, C.L., and San Juan, C.A., 2016, Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Legacy Rehost System (LR2000) mineral use cases for the Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RX996K.

Hammarstrom, J.M., Bookstrom, A.A., DeMarr, M.W., Dicken, C.L., Ludington, S., Robinson, Jr., G.R., and Zientek, M.L., with contributions from Cox, D.P., Manipon, C.J.C., Rollan, L.A., Sakimoto, T., Takagi, T., and Watanabe, Y., 2014, Porphyry copper assessment of East and Southeast Asia—Philippines, Taiwan (Republic of China), Republic of Korea (South Korea), and Japan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–P, 241 p., and spatial data, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090P.

Hammarstrom, J.M., Bookstrom, A.A., Dicken, C.L., Drenth, B.J., Ludington, S., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Setiabudi, B.T., Sukserm, W., Sunuhadi, D.N., Wah, A.Y.S., and Zientek, M.L., with contributions from Cox, D.P., Jarnyaharn, P., Kopi, G., Ngoc, N.T.M., Otarawanna, P., Pei, C.S., Phany, U., Van Quy, Sakimoto, T., Saroa, D., Soares de Costa, N., Sotham, S., Sim, I.M., Trung, N.N., Wongsomasak, S., Yokarti, B., and Zaw, K., 2013, Porphyry copper assessment of Southeast Asia and Melanesia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–D, 332 p. and GIS data, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/d/.

Horton, J.W., Jr., and Dicken, C.L., 2001, Preliminary digital geologic map of the Appalachian Piedmont and Blue Ridge, South Carolina segment: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2001-298, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/of01-298/.

Johnson, K.M., Hammarstrom, J.M., Zientek, M.L., and Dicken, C.L., 2014, Estimate of undiscovered copper resources of the world, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3004, 3 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20143004.

Mauk, J.L., Zientek, M.L., Hearn, B.C., Jr., Parks, H.L., Jenkins, M.C., Anderson, E.D., Benson, M.E., Bleiwas, D.I., DeAngelo, J., Denning, P.D., Dicken, C.L., Drake, R.M., II, Fernette, G.L., Folger, H.W., Giles, S.A., Glen, J.M.G., Granitto, M., Haacke, J.E., Horton, J.D., Kelley, K.D., Ober, J.A., Rockwell, B.W., San Juan, C.A., Sangine, E.S., Schweitzer, P.N., Shaffer, B.N., Smith, S.M., Williams, C.F., and Yager, D.B., 2016, Geology and mineral resources of the North-Central Montana Sagebrush Focal Area: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089–D, 104 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165089D.

Nicholson, S.W., Dicken, C.L., Foose, M.P., and Mueller, J., 2004 (updated 2007), Integrated geologic map databases for the United States; the upper midwest states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1355, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1355/.

Nicholson, S.W., Dicken, C.L., Horton, J.D., Foose, M.P., Mueller, J.A.L., and Hon, R., 2006 (updated 2007), Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1272, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1272/.

Nicholson, S.W., Dicken, C.L., Horton, J.D., Labay, K.A., Foose, M.P., and Mueller, J.A.L., 2005 (updated 2007), Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States : Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1324, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1324/.

Nicholson, S.W., Stoeser, D.B., Wilson, F.H., Dicken, C.L., and Ludington, S., 2007, USGS national surveys and analysis projects: Preliminary compilation of integrated geological datasets for the United States: A section in Digital mapping techniques '06 - Workshop proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1285, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70180392.

Pepper, J.D., Grosz, A.E., Kress, T.H., Collins, T.K., Kappesser, G.B., Huber, C.M., and Webb, J.R., 1995, Acid deposition sensitivity map of the Southern Appalachian Assessment area; Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-810, https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/of95-810/.

Sutphin, D.M., Hammarstrom, J.M., Drew, L.J., Large, D.E., Berger, B.B., Dicken, C.L., and DeMarr, M.W., with contributions from Billa, M., Briskey, J.A., Cassard, D., Lips, A., Pertold, Z., and Roşu, E., 2013, Porphyry copper assessment of Europe, exclusive of the Fennoscandian Shield: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–K, 197 p., and GIS data, https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5090/k/.

Vikre, P.G., Benson, M.E., Bleiwas, D.I., Colgan, J.P., Cossette, P.M., DeAngelo, J., Dicken, C.L., Drake, R.M., II, du Bray, E.A., Fernette, G.L., Glen, J.M.G., Haacke, J.E., Hall, S.M., Hofstra, A.H., John, D.A., Ludington, S., Mihalasky, M.J., Rytuba, J.J., Shaffer, B.N., Stillings, L.L., Wallis, J.C., Williams, C.F., Yager, D.B., and Zürcher, L., 2016, Geology and mineral resources of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Oregon and Nevada), the Southeastern Oregon and North-Central Nevada, and the Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada (and Utah) Sagebrush Focal Areas (ver. 1.1, October 28, 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089–B, 224 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165089B.

Wilson, A.B., Hayes, T.S., Benson, M.E., Yager, D.B., Anderson, E.D., Bleiwas, D.I., DeAngelo, J., Dicken, C.L., Drake, R.M., II, Fernette, G.L., Giles, S.A., Glen, J.M.G., Haacke, J.E., Horton, J.D., Parks, H.L., Rockwell, B.W., and Williams, C.F., 2016, Geology and mineral resources of the Southwestern and South-Central Wyoming Sagebrush Focal Area, Wyoming, and the Bear River Watershed Sagebrush Focal Area, Wyoming and Utah, (ver. 1.1, October 26, 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089–E, 128 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165089E.

Regional Project Contacts

Alaska - Nora Shew
Phone: 907-786-7445
Email: nshew@usgs.gov
Alaska Science Center - Geology Office

Western (GMEG) - Thomas Frost
Phone: 509-368-3103
Email: tfrost@usgs.gov
Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center

Central - Carma San Juan
Phone: 303-236-2450
Email: csanjuan@usgs.gov
Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center

Crustal - Michaela Johnson
Phone: 303-236-2464
Email: mrjohns@usgs.gov
Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center

Eastern - Thomas Kress
Phone: 703-648-6328
Email: thkress@usgs.gov
Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center

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