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Mineral Resources On Line Spatial Data
Ths portal allows users to view or download spatial data on regional and global geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral resources. The data can be accessed by using interactive map browsers of either the United States or the world, or by linking to an FTP site where the user can download metadata, contact information and data files. Data are available in several formats, including ArcInfo shapefiles (zipped), image files (.tiff, .png, .gif), and now in KML format used by Google Earth. Available data sets include: soil geochemistry, igneous geochemistry, sediment geochemistry, bedrock geology, sediment geology, faults, magnetic fields, gravity fields, mineral resources, active mines, and more. Reference data sets such as roads, hydrology, cities, federal lands, etc. are also available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Modeled
    • Remotely sensed
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Mineralogy or petrology
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
Some datasets require ArcInfo or other GIS software
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most USGS web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by USGS with permission. For other uses, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law. You are welcome to make a link to any of the Web pages USGS has published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission. Use of the USGS visual identifier (logo) is restricted to official publications. We will identify material we use from sources outside of USGS, and request others do the same when using information published by USGS. Credit can be provided by including on the page (or via a link to a credits page) a citation such as: Credit: U. S. Geological Survey U. S. Geological Survey/photo by Jane Doe (if the artist is known)USGS/Ft. Collins, CO (if originating office but not the artist is known).
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-618
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Bruce Johnson
Mineral Resources Program, Spatial Data Delivery
United States Geological Survey (USGS)