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Preliminary digital map of cryptocrystalline occurrences in northern Nevada

Open-File Report 99-523

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Abstract

The purpose was to identify potential cryptocrystalline material sources for tools used by indigenous people of the northern Nevada portion of the Great Basin. Cryptocrystalline occurrence data combed from the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS, 1995) were combined with sites described in Nevada rockhound guides and entered into a geographic information system (GIS). The map area encompasses northern Nevada (fig.1). This open-file report describes the methods used to convert cryptocrystalline occurrence data into a digital format, documents the file structures, and explains how to download the digital files from the U.S. Geological Survey's World Wide Web site. Uses of the spatial dataset include, but are not limited to, natural and cultural resource management, interdisciplinary activities, recreational rockhounding, and gold exploration. It is important to note that the accuracy of the spatial data varies widely, and for some purposes, field checks are advised.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary digital map of cryptocrystalline occurrences in northern Nevada
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
99-523
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center
Description:
Report: ii, 38 p.; Readme; 2 Metadata files; 4 MRDS shapefiles; 6 Rockhound shapefiles; MRDS ArcInfo; Rockhound ArcInfo; Plot file
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada
Other Geospatial:
Great Basin
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y