Digital database of selected aggregate and related resources in Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, and Owyhee counties, southwestern Idaho

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Moyle, P.R., Wallis, J.C., Bliss, J.D., and Bolm, K.S.
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Digital database of selected aggregate and related resources in Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, and Owyhee counties, southwestern Idaho
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open File Report 2004-1067
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1067/
Description:
Abstract:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) compiled a database of aggregate sites and geotechnical sample data for six counties - Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, and Owyhee - in southwest Idaho as part of a series of studies in support of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) planning process. Emphasis is placed on sand and gravel sites in deposits of the Boise River, Snake River, and other fluvial systems and in Neogene lacustrine deposits. Data were collected primarily from unpublished Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) records and BLM site descriptions, published Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) records, and USGS sampling data. The results of this study provides important information needed by land-use planners and resource managers, particularly in the BLM, to anticipate and plan for demand and development of sand and gravel and other mineral material resources on public lands in response to the urban growth in southwestern Idaho. The aggregate database combines two data sets - site information and geotechnical sample data - into an integrated spatial database with 82 unique fields. The material source site data set includes information on 680 sites, and the geotechnical data set consists of selected information from 2,723 laboratory analyses of samples collected from many, but not all, of the sites. The 680 aggregate sites are divided into six classes: sand & gravel (614); rock quarry (43); cinder quarry (9); placer tailings (8); talus (4); and mine waste rock (2). Most importantly, the aggregate database includes detailed location information allowing individual sites to be located at least within a section and most often within a small parcel of a section. Additional information includes, but is not limited to: lithology-mineralogy or geologic formation (if known); surface ownership; size; production; permitting; agency; and number of samples. Geotechnical data include: lab number and test date; field parameters including sample location, type of material, and size; and the results of geotechnical analyses - gradation (grain size distribution), Los Angeles (LA) Degradation, sand equivalent, absorption, density, and several other tests. Ninety-five percent of the 2,723 geotechnical sample records include gradation data, and 72 percent of the samples have sand equivalent data. However, LA Degradation, absorption, and bulk density data are reported only in about 30 percent of the sample records. Large volumes of geotechnical data reside in a variety of accessible but little-used archives maintained by local and county highway districts, state transportation bureaus, and federal engineering, construction and transportation agencies. Integration of good quality geotechnical lithogeochemical information, particularly in digital form suitable for geospatial analysis, can produce profoundly superior databases that may allow more accurate and reliable "expert" decision making and improved land use planning. The database that accompanies this report, structured for direct import into geographic information system (GIS) software, is the first step toward producing such an integrated geologic-geotechnical spatial database. [Summary provided by the USGS.]
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19340101
Ending_Date: 20031231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.01154
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -115.10053
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.17547
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.29952
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > CULTURAL FEATURES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > KARST LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > AGE DETERMINATIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > IGNEOUS ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > MINERALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: Ofr
Theme_Keyword: Open File Report
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information Systems
Theme_Keyword: Gravel
Theme_Keyword: Sand
Theme_Keyword: Aggregate
Theme_Keyword: Rock
Theme_Keyword: Stone
Theme_Keyword: Cinder
Theme_Keyword: Talus
Theme_Keyword: Placer Tailings
Theme_Keyword: Alluvial
Theme_Keyword: Fluvial
Theme_Keyword: Lacustrine
Theme_Keyword: Industrial Mineral
Theme_Keyword: Rock Quarry
Theme_Keyword: Rip Rap
Theme_Keyword: Common Borrow
Theme_Keyword: Decorative Stone
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: SOCIETY
Theme_Keyword: TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > IDAHO
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Anyone utilizing this data set shall clearly indicate its source. If the user has modified these data in any way, he is obligated to describe the types of modifications performed. User especially agrees not to misrepresent this data set nor to imply that the changes made were approved by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PHILLIP R. MOYLE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 904 W. Riverside Ave.
City: Spokane
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 99201
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-509-368-3109
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1-509-368-3199
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pmoyle@usgs.gov
Back to Top
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
Back to Top
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Back to Top
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/GD/PUBS/WR/GEOPUBS > Publications-Western Region,Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: CAROLYN A. DONLIN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: Geology Division
Address: 345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 94025
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 650-329-5015
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 650-329-5119
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdonlin@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: USGS_OFR_2004_1067
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Excel, dbf
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1067/tables7_and_9/of...
Access_Instructions:
Download excel spreadsheet and database file.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1067/metadata/of2004-...
Access_Instructions:
Digital database of selected aggregate and related resources in Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, and Owyhee counties, southwestern Idaho FGDC metadata.
Fees: No Fees
Back to Top
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051221
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090904
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Back to Top
[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site