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An overview of mineral riches throughout the world. This dataset contains an extensive dataset of around 300.000 points where minerals are found. This dataset does not contain all sites where minerals can be found, but it gives a general overview in which parts of the world certain elements are found. The attribute table contains data regarding:  - Mine Name: the name of a mine - Development status: Information whether or not a certain mineral site has been prospected, mined or is currently being mined. - Mine ID: A unique ID the USGS assigns to every mine. - Mineral_1 through 7: The Minerals that are found on the site, most minerals are categorized through the periodic table (for instance: U stands for Uranium, Al is Aluminium) and some minerals are given a different annotation, these annotations can be found below. If any annotations miss from the list, please contact us at: geodienst@rug.nl Special annotations: ASB: Asbestos ABR: Abrasive CEM: Cement Rock CLY: Clay CLY_BC: Ball Clay CLY_BK: Brick Clay CLY_BN: Bentonite Clay COA: Coal COA_A: Antracite CoalCOA_B: Bituminous Coal COA_L: Lignite Coal COA_S: Subbituminous Coal DIT: Diatominte DOL: Dolomite GEM: Gemstone GEM_D: DiamondsGEM_J: Jade GEM_R: Ruby GEM_SA: Sapphire GEM_SP: Semiprecous gems GRF: Graphite GRT: GraniteLST: Limestone MIC: Mica OIL: Petroleum OIL_G: Gilsonite Oil OIL_R: Rock Asphalt Oil OIL_SA: Oil Sands OIL_SH: Shale Oil OILV: Olivine PGE: Platinum Group Elements SDG: Sand and Gravel STN_C: Crushed Stone STN_D: Dimension Stone WOL: Wollastonite

Dataset Attributes

  • OBJECTID
    Number
  • Mine_Name
    Text
  • Development Status
    Text
  • Mine_ID
    Number
  • Mineral_1
    Text
  • Mineral_2
    Text
  • Mineral_3
    Text
  • Mineral_4
    Text
  • Mineral_5
    Text
  • Mineral_6
    Text
  • Mineral_7
    Text

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