Global Geochemical Database for Critical Minerals in Archived Mine Samples

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The Critical Minerals in Archived Mine Samples Database (CMDB) contains chemistry and geologic information for historic ore and ore-related rock samples from mineral deposits in the United States. In addition, the database contains samples from archetypal deposits from 27 other countries in North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Samples were obtained from archived ore collections under the U.S. Geological Survey's project titled “Quick Assessment of Rare and Critical Metals in Ore Deposits: A National Assessment” (2008 to 2013) in an effort to begin an assessment of the Nations' previously mined ore deposits for critical minerals. Mineralized and altered rock samples were provided by the Colorado School of Mines—Ransome collection, Mackay School of Mines—Stanford and Keck collections, and by the personal collections of Don Bryant and David Leach.

Access & Use Information

License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

Downloads & Resources

Dates

Metadata Date June 23, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 23, 2020 (publication)
Frequency Of Update unknown

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI Open Data

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 23, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 23, 2020 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey - Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None. Users are advised to read the dataset's metadata thoroughly to understand appropriate use and data limitations., Access Constraints: There is no guarantee concerning the accuracy of the data. Any user who modifies the data is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. Data have been checked to ensure the accuracy. If any errors are detected, please notify the originating office. The U.S. Geological Survey strongly recommends that careful attention be paid to the metadata file associated with these data. Acknowledgment of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to https://www2.usgs.gov/laws/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Bbox East Long 152.4897
Bbox North Lat 68.0704
Bbox South Lat -36.8340
Bbox West Long -162.8379
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update unknown
Licence Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2011-06-11
Temporal Extent End 2017-08-01

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.