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Dataset: World Distribution of Fe Oxide +/- Cu +/- Au +/- U (IOCG) Deposits

Last update2013-10-03T08:21:05Z
TitleWorld Distribution of Fe Oxide +/- Cu +/- Au +/- U (IOCG) Deposits
AbstractThis data set depicts the global distribution of a broad, newly recognized class of metallic mineral deposits characterized by substantial enrichment of iron oxide which is interpreted by scientists to be related to regional magmatic activity and hydrothermal alteration. Economically important auxiliary metals may include copper, gold, uranium, and rare earth elements. World class mined deposits of this type include the Olympic Dam (Australia), Candelaria (Chile), Kirunavaara (Sweden), Bayan Obo (China), and Magnitogorsk (Russia - Southern Ural Mountains).

The downloadable data summary is periodically extracted from a database compiled for the World Minerals Geoscience Database Project (1998-2003). The full database can be viewed and queried over the Internet.
KeywordsGeoscientificInformation, Geological and geophysical, Fe, Fe oxide, iron, iron oxide, mineral, deposit, magmatic, hydrothermal, Cu, copper, Au, gold, U, uranium, REE, rare earths, IOCG, Olympic Dam
Distance unit of measuredegrees

Service: World Mineral Deposits

Last update2013-10-03T08:21:04Z
TitleWorld Mineral Deposits
AbstractMineral deposits are natural accumulations of one or more useful minerals that may provide society with metallic or non-metallic raw materials. The Geological Survey of Canada has been compiling databases for major metallic mineral deposits on Canada-wide and world-wide scale over a three decade period. The most recent compilation was enabled by industry-sponsored World Map and World Minerals Geoscience Database Projects. Global databases for seven important metallic deposit types: lode gold, porphyry-related, nickel-platinum group-chromite, sedimentary exhalative lead-zinc, Mississippi Valley-type zinc-lead, iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG), and sediment-hosted copper deposits are now available On-Line. Five easy-to-use thematic world geology datasets provide generalized geological context for the global databases.
CreatorLesley B. Chorlton
PublisherMineral Resources Division, Geological Survey of Canada
ContributorLesley B. Chorlton
OrganizationLesley B. Chorlton
Distance unit of measuredegrees
Service typeOGC:WMS
Service type version1.1.1
OperationsGetCapabilities, GetMap, GetFeatureInfo, DescribeLayer, GetLegendGraphic
Coupling typetight
Operates onGSC:WORLD_MineralDeposits, GSC:WORLD_SedCuDeposits, GSC:WORLD_MaficDomains, GSC:WORLD_AgeDomains, GSC:WORLD_FeOxDeposits, GSC:WORLD_MVTDeposits, GSC:WORLD_NiPGECrDeposits, GSC:WORLD_PrecambrianDomains, GSC:WORLD_FelsicDomains, GSC:WORLD_AgeRockDomain, GSC:WORLD_PorphyryDeposits, GSC:WORLD_SedexDeposits, GSC:WORLD_AuDeposits, GSC:WORLD_FaultZones