Abstract: This data set includes nonferrous metal processing plants in the United States. The data represent commodities covered by the Minerals Information Team (MIT) of the U.S. Geological Survey, and the operations are those considered active in 1997 and surveyed by the MIT.
Purpose: These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.
Supplemental_Information: Additional minerals operations information can be obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Information web page at <http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/>.
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Theme_Keyword: mining operations
Theme_Keyword: minerals operations
Theme_Keyword: processing plants
Theme_Keyword: nonferrous metals
Theme_Keyword: Mines and mineral resources.
Theme_Keyword: Mineral industries.
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CUGIR Category
Place_Keyword: New York (State)
Use_Constraints: None. Acknowledgment of the National Atlas of the United States of America and (or) the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: preview of the dataset
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI Shapefile format
Logical_Consistency_Report: No tests for logical consistency were performed on this data set.
Completeness_Report: This category includes only U.S. minerals operations covered by the Minerals Information Team of the U.S. Geological Survey and considered currently active in 1997. No energy minerals operations are included.
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: Automated Minerals Information System (AMIS)
Process_Description: AMIS contains both proprietary and nonproprietary information. For each commodity, the Minerals Information Team (MIT) extracted from AMIS the nonproprietary information useful for this application and placed this information in a separate data base. The MIT determined latitude and longitude for each mineral operation from at least one of the following sources: Minerals Availability System/Minerals Industry Location System (MAS/MILS) CD-ROM, U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication 12-95. Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), U.S. Geological Survey, Digital Data Series, DDS-20. Part 50 Data; Mine Accident, Injury, Illness, Employment and Coal Production Statistics; U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, available at <http://www.msha.gov/STATS/PART50/p50y2k/p50y2k.htm> <http://www.yahoo.com> Searches performed on company or operation name. <http://www.switchboard.com> Searches performed on company or operation name. <http://www.epa.gov/enviro.html/multisystem_query_java.html> Searches performed on company or operation name. (This site is no longer active.) Whenever possible the locational information was checked for accuracy. The minerals operations were then placed in commodity groupings. The resulting database file was loaded to ArcView and converted to ESRI Shapefile format. The National Atlas staff converted the shapefile to an Arc/INFO coverage and then to NAD83. The result was then converted back to shapefile format.
Process_Description: In order to geoprocess spatial files for New York State from the National Atlas Data for distribution in CUGIR, the nationwide data files were added to a map document in ArcInfo 8.2. Using the geoprocessing wizard's clip function, the spatial files were clipped to the detailed New York polygon.
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Entity_Type_Label: Nonferrous Metal Processing Plants
Entity_Type_Definition: Facilities that process and distribute nonferrous metals, or that extract and process nonferrous metals.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
The size of the shape in coverage units.
The perimeter of the shape in coverage units.
Internal feature number
1 to 128
The mineral(s) produced or processed by the facility.
Mineral Commodity Summary, 1998 or <http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/>. U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Information Team
The name of the facility.
There is no predefined set of valid facility names.
The name of the company which operates the facility.
There is no predefined set of valid company names.
The State in which the facility is located.
Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas, FIPS 5-2, 1987. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The county or county equivalent in which the facility is located.
Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-4, 1990. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Angular distance measured on a meridian north or south from the equator.
27.88330 to 48.84667 decimal degrees
Angular distance between the plane of a meridian east or west from the plane of the meridian of Greenwich.
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