Mineral Resources On Line Spatial Data

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Ths portal allows users to view or download spatial data on regional and global geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral resources. The data can be accessed by using interactive map browsers of either the United States or the world, or by linking to an FTP site where the user can download metadata, contact information and data files. Data are available in several formats, including ArcInfo shapefiles (zipped), image files (.tiff, .png, .gif), and now in KML format used by Google Earth. Available data sets include: soil geochemistry, igneous geochemistry, sediment geochemistry, bedrock geology, sediment geology, faults, magnetic fields, gravity fields, mineral resources, active mines, and more. Reference data sets such as roads, hydrology, cities, federal lands, etc. are also available.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Organic and Biochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Environmental Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Geophysics:Mineral Physics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Geochemistry Applications: Mineral Deposits, Environmental Geochemistry
Health Topics: Minerals
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Solid Earth, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Earth surface, Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Organic and Biochemistry, Solid Earth:Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology/Earthquakes/Seismic Reflection Profiling