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Spatial database for a global assessment of undiscovered copper resources: Chapter Z in Global mineral resource assessment

Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5090-Z

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Edited by:
Michael L. Zientek ORCID iD , Jane M. Hammarstrom ORCID iD , and Kathleen M. Johnson
https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090Z

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Abstract

As part of the first-ever U.S. Geological Survey global assessment of undiscovered copper resources, data common to several regional spatial databases published by the U.S. Geological Survey, including one report from Finland and one from Greenland, were standardized, updated, and compiled into a global copper resource database. This integrated collection of spatial databases provides location, geologic and mineral resource data, and source references for deposits, significant prospects, and areas permissive for undiscovered deposits of both porphyry copper and sediment-hosted copper. The copper resource database allows for efficient modeling on a global scale in a geographic information system (GIS) and is provided in an Esri ArcGIS file geodatabase format.

Suggested Citation

Dicken, C.L., Dunlap, Pamela, Parks, H.L., Hammarstrom, J.M., and Zientek, M.L., 2016, Spatial database for a global assessment of undiscovered copper resources: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–Z, 29 p., and GIS data, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20105090Z.

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Spatial Data for Porphyry Copper
  • Spatial Data for Sediment-Hosted Stratabound Copper
  • Spatial Data for Basemaps
  • Using the Data
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix A. Mineral Resource Assessment Methods and Procedures Used in the Global Mineral Resource Assessment

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Spatial database for a global assessment of undiscovered copper resources: Chapter Z in Global mineral resource assessment
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2010-5090
Chapter:
Z
DOI:
10.3133/sir20105090Z
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description:
Report: v, 29 p.; GIS Data
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Global mineral resource assessment (Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5090)
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y