Database of the Mines and Prospects of Idaho

Data format: Shapefile of point locations and an Access 2000 (mdb) relational database.

File or table name: Idaho_mines_prospects

Coordinate system: Geographic

Theme keywords: Mine locations, Idaho, Prospect locations, Mines, Prospects

Abstract: Database of the Mines and Prospects of Idaho (version 1.2011.3). A relational database in Access 2000 of Idaho mines and prospects. Mines table was used to make a spatial point shapefile (ESRI shape) included with this dataset. All related data in other tables. Although this is distributed in Access (mdb) format, it is not a Personal GeoDatabase (ESRI). The Idaho Geological Survey's (IGS) Mines and Prospects digital database contains information on over 8,800 mining properties in Idaho. This inventory of mining activity and production is a valuable research tool, particularly for mineral exploration and land management. All available sources have been used to compile and correct these data including published and unpublished reference materials, the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), and the U.S. Bureau of Mines' Mineral Industry Location Subsystem (MILS). Every effort has been made to make the database complete and accurate; however, any additions or corrections should be directed to the Idaho Geological Survey. Periodic revisions of this database will be issued as new information is added.

FGDC and ESRI Metadata:

Metadata elements shown with blue text are defined in the Federal Geographic Data Committee's (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM). Elements shown with green text are defined in the ESRI Profile of the CSDGM. Elements shown with a green asterisk (*) will be automatically updated by ArcCatalog. ArcCatalog adds hints indicating which FGDC elements are mandatory; these are shown with gray text.

Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Idaho Geological Survey


Title:
Database of the Mines and Prospects of Idaho
*File or table name: Idaho_mines_prospects


Publication date: 20110118
Edition: version 1.2011.3
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


Series information:
Series name: Digital Database
Issue identification: DD-1

Publication information:
Publication place: Moscow, Idaho
Publisher: Idaho Geological Survey

Online linkage: http://www.idahogeology.org/Products/reverselook.asp?switch=title&value=Database_of_the_Mines_and_Prospects_of_Idaho
Online linkage: http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/Search/


Description:
Abstract:
Database of the Mines and Prospects of Idaho (version 1.2011.3). A relational database in Access 2000 of Idaho mines and prospects. Mines table was used to make a spatial point shapefile (ESRI shape) included with this dataset. All related data in other tables. Although this is distributed in Access (mdb) format, it is not a Personal GeoDatabase (ESRI).

The Idaho Geological Survey's (IGS) Mines and Prospects digital database contains information on over 8,800 mining properties in Idaho. This inventory of mining activity and production is a  valuable research tool, particularly for mineral exploration and land management. All available sources have been used to compile and correct these data including published and unpublished reference materials, the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral  Resources Data System (MRDS), and the U.S. Bureau of Mines' Mineral Industry Location Subsystem (MILS). Every effort has been made to make the database complete and accurate; however, any additions or corrections should be directed to the Idaho Geological Survey. Periodic revisions of this database will be issued as new information is added.

Purpose:
Database of the Mines and Prospects of Idaho: locations and data about each mine property. This inventory of mining activity and production is a  valuable research tool, particularly for mineral exploration and land management.

Supplemental information:
Each mine or prospect is identified by its map location number ("newloc"), which is also the property number in the IGS's mining property files (physical files stored at the Idaho Survey include the reports made by companies to the State Mine Inspector from 1899-1962 as well as donated material from the mining industry. Some files contain consulting reports and mine maps. Most are one-of-a-kind documents, and many are in fragile condition).  In the Mines table, the "latitude" and "longitude" fields are the best available location for the property as plotted. 

New for this version (1.2011.3) "lon_WGS84" and "lat_WGS84" fields have been added (Mines table). These locations are projected to WGS84 for use in Google Map and Google Earth products (see online search tool at: http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/Search/.  

Other useful location information in the database includes county in which the deposit occurs,  township, range, and section, and the land owner (updated for this version 1.2011.3). The complete structure of the database is listed in the Data_dictionary_Mines_Prospects_2011.pdf file.

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: unknown

Currentness reference:
publication date

Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -117.212780
*East bounding coordinate: -111.049440
*North bounding coordinate: 48.993610
*South bounding coordinate: 42.006700

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: -117.212780
*Right bounding coordinate: -111.049440
*Top bounding coordinate: 48.993610
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 42.006700

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: Mine locations, Idaho, Prospect locations, Mines, Prospects
Theme keyword thesaurus: none

Place:
Place keywords: Idaho
Place keyword thesaurus: none

Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
Locations are for over all mine site, i.e., one location point per mine record or prospect. Individual pits, adits, or shafts are not necessarily located.

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact organization: Idaho Geological Survey

Contact voice telephone: 208-885-7991


Data set credit:
Idaho Geological Survey

Native dataset format: Shapefile of point locations and an Access 2000 (mdb) relational database.
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7600) ; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770


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Data Quality Information:


Attribute accuracy:
Attribute accuracy report:
The original Mines and Prospects Map Series was compiled by referring to the best available reference for a site (preferably a map) and cross-checking that location against the information in MILS (U.S. Bureau of Mines' Mineral Industry Location Subsystem) and MRDS (U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral  Resources Data System). One pit, adit, or shaft was selected to represent each mine, and points were plotted as accurately as possibly on 1:250,000 maps. Each dot used to plot a site covered about a quarter of a section. When these maps were digitized, the accuracy of each point was 0.25 miles (400 m).

See process steps for subsequent mine location updating steps.

Logical consistency report:
Point data for location of mine or prospect in Idaho.

Locations are for over all mine sites, i.e., one location point per mine record or prospect. Individual pits, adits, or shafts are not necessarily located.

Completeness report:
The first editions of the Mines and Prospects Map Series were funded jointly under contracts and cooperative agreements between the Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology (now the Idaho Geological Survey) and the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Bureau of Mines  (now defunct), the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Bureau of  Land Management. For the second editions, the maps and property listings incorporated corrections and new data accumulated since the original maps were published. This revision was done as part  of the Idaho Initiative Mapping Program, a cooperative research  project between the Idaho Geological Survey, the U.S. Geological  Survey, and the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Preparation of these digital publications is an on going process. The compilers for the various editions of the Mines and Prospects for Idaho were Victoria E.  Mitchell, Ruth E. Vance, William B. Strowd, Gail S. Hustedde, Julie A. Copeland, Margaret H. Ott, and Earl H. Bennett.

In 1994, the Idaho Geological Survey began the first of a series of field programs in co-operation with the U.S. Forest Service (Regions 1 and 4) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to inspect inactive and abandoned mines in Idaho. These programs ran through 2005 and resulted in published Idaho Geological Survey Staff Reports (http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/MineHistory.asp). When a site was visited, a detailed map of the site's features was made on a 1:24,000 scale map. The location of the largest and/or most significant feature was later digitized and updated into the database. Some later studies included the use of GPS units; these locations were entered directly into the database.

In 2008 in a project funded by the USGS under the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program, the Idaho Geological Survey began updating the locations of all the properties for which it has a mineral property file (physical files stored at the Idaho Survey include the reports made by companies to the State Mine Inspector from 1899-1962 as well as donated material from the mining industry. Some files contain consulting reports and mine maps. Most are one-of-a-kind documents, and many are in fragile condition). These updated locations were plotted in National Geographic's TOPO! program at a scale of 1:24,000. The improved coordinates were then uploaded into the database. Additional updating work is ongoing.

Positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy report:
The original Mines and Prospects Map Series was compiled by referring to the best available reference for a site (preferably a map) and cross-checking that location against the information in MILS (U.S. Bureau of Mines' Mineral Industry Location Subsystem) and MRDS (U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral  Resources Data System). One pit, adit, or shaft was selected to represent each mine, and points were plotted as accurately as possibly on 1:250,000 maps.  Each plotted point covered about a quarter of a PLSS section. When these maps were digitized, the accuracy of each point was 0.25 miles (400 m). 

In 2008 mine locations were updated for all the properties for which it has a mineral property file. These updated locations were plotted in National Geographic's TOPO! program at a scale of 1:24,000. The improved coordinates were then uploaded into the database. Additional updating work is ongoing. Updated mine location records can be tracked via the "location_T" (shapefile) or "location_type" (access database file).  In this field a "3" indicates "Locations updated in 2009 using data from mineral property files (physical files stored at the Idaho Survey include the reports made by companies to the State Mine Inspector from 1899-1962 as well as donated material from the mining industry. Some files contain consulting reports and mine maps. Most are one-of-a-kind documents, and many are in fragile condition) and verified on 1:24,000 scale quadrangles".  Location accuracy for these updated mines is 40m. 

NOTE ABOUT LOCATIONS: Locations are for over all mine site, i.e., one per mine or prospect. Individual pits, adits, or shafts are not necessarily located.

Lineage:
Source information:
Source contribution:
See Process Steps

Process step:
Process description:
The original Mines and Prospects Map Series was compiled by referring to the best available reference for a site (preferably a map) and cross-checking that location against the information in MILS and MRDS. One opening was selected to represent each mine, and points were plotted as accurately as possibly on 1:250,000 maps.  Each dot used to plot a site covered about a quarter of a section. When these maps were digitized, the accuracy of each point was 0.25 miles (400 m) or less.

Process date: 1990


Process step:
Process description:
In 1994, the Idaho Geological Survey began the first of a series of field programs in co-operation with the U.S. Forest Service (Regions 1 and 4) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to inspect inactive and abandoned mines in Idaho. These programs ran through 2005, and the results of most of them have been published as Idaho Geological Survey Staff Reports. When a site was visited, a detailed map of the site's features was made on a 1:24,000 map. The location of the largest and/or most significant feature was later digitized and updated into the database. Some of the later studies included the use of GPS units; these locations were entered directly into the database.

Process date: 1994


Process step:
Process description:
Updated land status field with data from Inside Idaho 2009 (Surface Management Agency of Idaho).

Process date: 20100115


Process step:
Process description:
Updated 2,600 locations using data from mineral property files to improve locations of mines as plotted at 1:24,000 scale in TOPO!

Process date: 20100215


Process step:
Process description:
Updated 24k quad locations via Identify tool in ArcGIS. Date field problems in "z-updates" table corrected.

Process date: 20100507


Process step:
Process description:
Added new table (Reference_relate_ to replace "reference". Created new primary key item and keyed it to referenceIndex table. Now References are not related on reference item. Temp fix to form to add reference.

Process date: 20100511


Process step:
Process description:
Updated PLSS info with data from Inside Idaho 2009 PLSS data. Eliminated dups in PLSS_TRS by removing items in same table and migrating township, range, and section items to mines table. Processed TRS in GIS using  Indentify. Concat TRS for TRS item.

Process date: 20100511


Process step:
Process description:
Created WGS84 location values in ArcMap and updated Mines table using update query with shape .DBF.  Values for use in Google Maps and Google Earth.

Process date: 20100716


Process step:
Process description:
Create ESRI shape (XY event). Projected to IDTM27.  Updated  metadata.

Process date: 20110115


Process step:
Process description:
Dataset copied.

Process date: 20110302
Process time: 10365800


Source used citation abbreviation:
M:\Mines_Prospects_DB\Current_database\current_shape\Idaho_mines_prospects


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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial reference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: Idaho_mines_prospects
*SDTS point and vector object type: Entity point
*Point and vector object count: 8865

ESRI terms description:
*Name: Idaho_mines_prospects
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Point
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 8865
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1927

Geographic:
*Latitude resolution: 0.000000
*Longitude resolution: 0.000000
*Geographic coordinate units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic model:
*Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1927
*Ellipsoid name: Clarke 1866
*Semi-major axis: 6378206.400000
*Denominator of flattening ratio: 294.978698

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
*Name: Idaho_mines_prospects


Entity type:
*Entity type label: Idaho_mines_prospects
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 8865
Entity type definition:
Mine table from Access database (MinesAndProspects). Used to generate xy event and then shape (point) in ArcGIS.
Entity type definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

Attribute:
*Attribute label: FID
*Attribute alias: FID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Problem
*Attribute alias: Problem


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 254


Attribute:
*Attribute label: SequenceNu
*Attribute alias: SequenceNu
Attribute definition:
Mine or Prospect unique ID: Primary Key for Access: For the main entry for each property, the SequenceNumber is the same as the Property Number.  Multiple records for a property are indicated by a letter of the alphabet; the second record adds the letter a to the number, then b, etc
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 10


Attribute:
*Attribute label: NEWLOC
*Attribute alias: NEWLOC
Attribute definition:
Property Number, including quadrangle abbreviation and sequence number.  These numbers are PERMANENT for the property and match the files in the property files.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 6


Attribute:
*Attribute label: MAPLOC
*Attribute alias: MAPLOC
Attribute definition:
The Property Number, without the quadrangle identifier.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 6


Attribute:
*Attribute label: DEPOSIT
*Attribute alias: DEPOSIT
Attribute definition:
Name and synonym names for the mine or prospect.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 180


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Latitude
*Attribute alias: Latitude
Attribute definition:
Latitude in NAD27, as digitized from 1:250,000 base AND see "location_type" field for information about  updated  locations.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 19
*Attribute number of decimals: 11


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Longitude
*Attribute alias: Longitude
Attribute definition:
Longitude in NAD 27, as digitized from 1:250,000 baseAND see "location_type" field for information about  updated  locations.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 19
*Attribute number of decimals: 11


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Location_t
*Attribute alias: Location_t
Attribute definition:
Location information: 3= Locations updated in 2009 using data from mineral property files and verifying on 1:24,000 scale quadrangles.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 10


Attribute:
*Attribute label: DMSLAT
*Attribute alias: DMSLAT
Attribute definition:
Degree Minute Second Latitude, as digitized from 1:250,000 base; or as updated from field work (see Updates table)  AND  see "location_type" field for information about  updated  locations.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 19
*Attribute number of decimals: 11


Attribute:
*Attribute label: DMSLONG
*Attribute alias: DMSLONG
Attribute definition:
Degree Minute Second Longitude, as digitized from 1:250,000 base; or as updated from field work (see Updates table)  AND  see "location_type" field for information about  updated  locations.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 19
*Attribute number of decimals: 11


Attribute:
*Attribute label: 24kquad
*Attribute alias: 24kquad
Attribute definition:
Name of the USGS 1:24,000 Scale Quad Name.  This was taken from the USGS database for Idaho and referenced against IDWR 1:24,000 Quad index.  Names were changed based on the name of the USGS quad, some common names were spelled out (ex. Mtn to Mountain).
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: 100kQuad
*Attribute alias: 100kQuad
Attribute definition:
Name of the USGS 1:100,000 Scale Quad name.  This was taken from the USGS database for Idaho and referenced against IDWR 1:10,000 Quad index.  Names were changed based on the name of the USGS quad, some common names were spelled out (ex. Mtn to Mountain).
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: CountyName
*Attribute alias: CountyName
Attribute definition:
County Names of Idaho -OR- Surrounding States (Idaho Counties in ALL CAPS, surround states in Upper Lower case).
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: TRS
*Attribute alias: TRS
Attribute definition:
Legal location: Township, Range and Section--- combined. Township of the property based on IGS mine locations against 2009 INSIDE IDAHO (http://inside.uidaho.edu) TRS grid. Title: Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Townships in Idaho. Originators: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Geographic Sciences
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Geographic Sciences

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: LandOwner
*Attribute alias: LandOwner
Attribute definition:
Surface Management Agency of Idaho
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Engineering and Geographic Sciences

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: IdahoREGIO
*Attribute alias: IdahoREGIO
Attribute definition:
Idaho geographic region
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: FSAgencyNa
*Attribute alias: FSAgencyNa
Attribute definition:
Idaho National Forest for property
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: OrangeNum
*Attribute alias: OrangeNum
Attribute definition:
Old number associated with IGS "Mines and Prospects Maps" series; last updated in 1992
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 254


Attribute:
*Attribute label: 1x2degreeQ
*Attribute alias: 1x2degreeQ
Attribute definition:
1x2degreeQuadrangle name
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 254


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Township
*Attribute alias: Township
Attribute definition:
Township of the property based on IGS mine locations against 2009 INSIDE IDAHO (http://inside.uidaho.edu) TRS grid. Title: Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Townships in Idaho. Originators: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Geographic Sciences
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Geographic Sciences

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Range
*Attribute alias: Range
Attribute definition:
Range of the property based on IGS mine locations against  2009 INSIDE IDAHO (http://inside.uidaho.edu) TRS grid. Title: Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Townships in Idaho. Originators: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Geographic Sciences
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Geographic Sciences

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Section
*Attribute alias: Section
Attribute definition:
Section of the property based on IGS mine locations against   2009 INSIDE IDAHO (http://inside.uidaho.edu) TRS grid. Title: Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Townships in Idaho. Originators: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Geographic Sciences
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office, Geographic Sciences

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: lon_WGS84
*Attribute alias: lon_WGS84
Attribute definition:
Longitude  in WGS84 datum: as digitized from 1:250,000 base AND see "location_type" field for information about  updated  locations.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 19
*Attribute number of decimals: 11


Attribute:
*Attribute label: lat_WGS84
*Attribute alias: lat_WGS84
Attribute definition:
Latitude  in WGS84 datum:  as digitized from 1:250,000 base AND see "location_type" field for information about  updated  locations.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geological Survey

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 19
*Attribute number of decimals: 11


Overview description:
Dataset overview:
The Idaho Geological Survey's (IGS) Mines and Prospects digital database contains information on over 8,800 mining properties in Idaho. This inventory of mining activity and production is a valuable research tool, particularly for mineral exploration and land management. All available sources have been used to compile and correct these data, including published and unpublished reference materials, the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), and the U.S. Bureau of Mines' Mineral Industry Location Subsystem (MILS). Every effort has been made to make the database complete and accurate; however, any additions or corrections should be directed to the Idaho Geological Survey. Periodic revisions of this database will be issued as new information is added. 

Each mine or prospect is identified by its map location number ("newloc"), which is also the property number in the IGS's mining property files. In the Mines table, the "latitude" and "longitude" fields are the best available location for the property as plotted. New for this verion (1.2011.3), in the Mines table, "lon_WGS84" and "lat_WGS84" fields have been added. These locations are projected to WGS84 for use in Google Map and Google Earth products (see online search tool at: http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/Search/.  Other useful location information(such as county in which the deposit occurs; its township, range, and section; and the land owner) is also shown and updated for this version (1.2011.3). The complete structure of the database is listed in the Data_dictionary_Mines_Prospects_2011.pdf file. (http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/metadata/Data_dictionary_Mines_Prospects_2011.pdf)

Entity and attribute overview:
There are more than 30 tables in a relational database. Data dictionary including relationship diagram can be found here: http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/metadata/Data_dictionary_Mines_Prospects_2011.pdf.

Entity and attribute detail citation:
For full data dictionary of attributes (by table) in the Access realational database go here:
http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/metadata/Data_dictionary_Mines_Prospects_2011.pdf

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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact organization: Idaho Geological Survey
Contact position: Digital Mapping Manager


Contact voice telephone: (208) 885-7991
Contact facsimile telephone: (208) 885-5826


Contact electronic mail address: IGS@uidaho.edu


Resource description: Downloadable Data


Distribution liability:
The Idaho Geological Survey does not assume liability; no warranty expressed or implied is made by the agency regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
Format name: ESRI shape
File decompression technique: zip
*Transfer size: 0.237
Dataset size: 14009

Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer contact information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://www.idahogeology.org/Products/reverselook.asp?switch=title&value=Database_of_the_Mines_and_Prospects_of_Idaho

Access instructions:
Download from IGS website


Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
Format name: MS 2000 Access mdb relational database
Format version number: 2000 (works in MS Access 2010)
File decompression technique: zip
Dataset size: 37500

Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer contact information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://www.idahogeology.org/Products/reverselook.asp?switch=title&value=Database_of_the_Mines_and_Prospects_of_Idaho

Fees: none
Ordering instructions:
Online only. http://www.idahogeology.org/Products/reverselook.asp?switch=title&value=Database_of_the_Mines_and_Prospects_of_Idaho


Custom order process:
Download only
Technical prerequisites:
ArcGIS 9.2 or greater for shape file. Access 2000 or later for database.


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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20110302


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact person: Loudon Stanford
Contact organization: Idaho Geological Survey
Contact position: Manager Digital Mapping


Contact address:
Address type: REQUIRED: The mailing and/or physical address for the organization or individual.
City: REQUIRED: The city of the address.
State or province: REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.
Postal code: REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

Contact voice telephone: 208-885-7479


Contact electronic mail address: stanford@uidaho.edu


*Metadata standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
*Metadata standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
*Metadata time convention: local time


Metadata extensions:
*Online linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
*Profile name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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