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Dataset: World Distribution of Ni, Cu, PGE, and Cr Deposits and Camps

Last update2013-10-03T08:21:05Z
TitleWorld Distribution of Ni, Cu, PGE, and Cr Deposits and Camps
AbstractThis data set depicts the spatial distribution and most significant geological attributes of the world's major nickel, copper, platinum group element and chromite ore deposits. The majority of these deposits are associated with mafic and/or ultramafic igneous rocks in the form of volcanics or intrusions. In some settings they originated as components of these igneous rocks, and were further concentrated in the products of deep chemical weathering (laterite), or crumbling and redistribution in the drainage system or along the sea shore as placers.

The downloadable data summary has been 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, nickel, Ni, copper, Cu, platinum group elements, PGE, platimum, Pt, palladium, Pd, chromite, Cr, mineral deposits, mineral camps
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