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Ore Deposits:       Identification Information

Originator:  David G. Frank

                                Date:  1999

                                Title:  Mineral Resource Data System (MRDS) data in Arc  View Shape File Format, for

Spatial Data Delivery Project, 1999

Purpose:  To make Mineral Resource Data System data available via the World Wide Web for use in future spatial analysis by a variety of users.

                                Abstract:  MRDS contains variable-length records of metallic and nonmetallic mineral

resources of the world. A record contains descriptive information about mineral deposits and mineral commodities. The types of information in the database include deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic characteristics, production, reserves, potential resources, and references.


                                Access Constraints:  none

                                Use Constraints:  Any hardcopies utilizing this data set shall clearly indicate its source.

If the user has modified the data in any way they are obliged to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy map. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent this data set, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the U.S. Geological Survey.


            Ordering Instructions:  none


                                Contact Address:  904 W. Riverside Ave., Room 202

                                City:  Spokane

                                State or Province:  Washington

                                Postal Code:  99201

                                Country:  USA


Online Linkage: http://mrdata.usgs.gov


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Mineral Codes