USGS compilation of geographic information system (GIS) data of coal mines and coal-bearing areas in Mongolia

Open-File Report 2015-1144
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Abstract

Geographic information system (GIS) information may facilitate energy studies, which in turn provide input for energy policy decisions. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has compiled GIS data representing coal mines, deposits (including those with and without coal mines), occurrences, areas, basins, and provinces of Mongolia as of 2009. These data are now available for download, and may be used in a GIS for a variety of energy resource and environmental studies of Mongolia. Chemical data for 37 coal samples from a previous USGS study of Mongolia (Tewalt and others, 2010) are included in a downloadable GIS point shapefile and shown on the map of Mongolia. A brief report summarizes the methodology used for creation of the shapefiles and the chemical analyses run on the samples.

Suggested Citation

Trippi, M.H., and Belkin, H.E., comps., 2015, USGS compilation of geographic information system (GIS) data representing coal mines and coal-bearing areas of Mongolia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1144, 18 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151144.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • GIS Data and Methodology
  • Chemistry of Coal Samples
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title USGS compilation of geographic information system (GIS) data of coal mines and coal-bearing areas in Mongolia
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2015-1144
DOI 10.3133/ofr20151144
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: v, 18 p.; Metadata; Spatial data
Country Mongolia
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y