This ArcView shapefile contains a polygon representing the boundary of the Powder River Basin based on a generalized contact of Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks. This theme was created specifically for the National Coal Resource Assessment in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains Region.
Spatial data associated with tungsten skarn resource assessment of the Northern Rocky Mountains, Montana and Idaho
A mineral resource assessment was performed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to assess the potential of undiscovered skarn-hosted tungsten resources in the Northern Rocky Mountain region of eastern Idaho and western Montana. This region has seen moderate tungsten trioxide (WO3) production in the past from a variety of mineralization styles including skarn, vein and replacement, and wolframite-quartz veins. The geology of the area is dominated by large plutons of Cretaceous to Tertiary age, emplaced into a belt of sedimentary rock ranging from Mesoproterozoic to Permian age, and affected by tectonism related to the Sevier and later Laramide orogenies. Known tungsten (W) skarn mineral sites are associated with...
Data used for developing a composite hydrogeologic framework for inclusion in a geoenvironmental assessment of undiscovered uranium resources in Pliocene- to Pleistocene-age geologic units of the Texas Coastal Plain
A previously completed mineral resources assessment of the Texas Coastal Plain indicated the potential for future discovery of uranium resources. Composite hydrogeologic frameworks can be used in geoenvironmental assessments as a tool to understand potential effects of mining operations. Data for a composite hydrogeologic framework are documented in this data release. The hydrogeologic framework focused on the composite hydrogeologic unit consisting of the upper part of the Miocene-age Fleming Formation/Lagarto Clay, Pliocene-age Goliad and Pleistocene-age Willis Sands, Pleistocene-age Lissie and Beaumont Formations, and Holocene-age alluvial sediments (fluvial alluvium and eolian sand deposits). This composite...
This shapefile contains a polygon representation of the Wyodak-Anderson net coal thickness in the areaof the Sheridan coalfield. This theme was created specifically for the National Coal Resource Assessment in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains Region
Hydrogeologic Data for the Development of the Hydrogeologic Framework of the Coastal Lowlands Aquifer System Regional Groundwater Availability Study Area in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) undertook a 5-year study beginning in 2016 to assess groundwater availability for the aquifers proximal to the Gulf of Mexico from the Texas-Mexico border to the western part of the panhandle of Florida; these aquifers are collectively referred to as the coastal lowlands aquifer system. This study is one of several regional groundwater availability studies being done as part of the USGS Water Availability and Use Science Program. Groundwater from the coastal lowlands aquifer system is used mainly for public, irrigation, and industrial supply. Land-surface subsidence related to groundwater pumping is an issue of ongoing concern within this study area. During the first two years of...
This ArcView shapefile contains a polygon representation of the lateral extent of the Wyodak-Anderson coal zone in the Sheridan Coalfield. This theme was created specifically for the National Coal Resource Assessment in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains Region
This ArcView shapefile contains a polygon representing the study area for the Wyodak-Anderson coal zone in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana. This theme was created specifically for the National Coal Resource Assessment in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains Region
Data Release for Geologic Map of Petroglyph National Monument and Vicinity, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
This geologic map depicts and briefly describes geologic units underlying Petroglyph National Monument and immediately adjacent areas in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The Monument is underlain dominantly by Quaternary basalts of the Albuquerque Volcanoes volcanic field, a series of basin-filling volcanic flows and associated vents from a monogenetic volcanic highland along the eastern margin of the Llano de Albuquerque. This compilation builds on data of previously published geologic maps and reports but includes new interpretive synthesis of volcanic stratigraphy and a unified representation of Quaternary surficial deposits overlying volcanic deposits within the Monument and areas immediately adjacent. This geologic...