Geophysical Terranes of the Great Basin and Parts of Surrounding Provinces

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Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Geophysical Terranes of the Great Basin and Parts of Surrounding Provinces
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps, tables
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Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
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Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1008/
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This study of geophysical terranes within and surrounding the Great Basin of the western United States integrates geophysical and geologic data to provide new insights on basement composition and structure at local, intermediate, and regional scales. Potential field (gravity and magnetic) studies are particularly useful to define the location, depth, and extent of buried basement sources and fundamental structural or compositional boundaries. They especially serve in imaging the subsurface in areas of extensive Cenozoic cover or where surface outcrops may be detached from the deeper crust. Identifying buried compositional or structural boundaries has applications, for example, in tectonic and earthquake hazard studies as they may reflect unmapped or buried faults. In many places, such features act as guides or barriers to fluid or magma flow or form favorable environments for mineralization and are therefore important to mineral, groundwater, and geothermal studies. This work serves in assessing the potential for undiscovered mineral deposits and provides important long-term land-use planning information. The primary component of this report is a set of geophysical maps with anomalies that are labeled and keyed to tables containing information on the anomaly and its source. Maps and data tables are provided in a variety of formats (tab delimited text, Microsoft Excel, PDF, and ArcGIS) for readers to review and download. The PDF formatted product allows the user to easily move between features on the maps and their entries in the tables, and vice-versa. [Summary provided by the USGS.]
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SAVANNAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > SURFACE ROUGHNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FAULT MOVEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY > ERUPTION DYNAMICS > LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY > ERUPTION DYNAMICS > MAGMA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: Open File Report
Theme_Keyword: Ofr
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Geophysical Terraines
Theme_Keyword: Great Basin
Theme_Keyword: Surface
Theme_Keyword: Subsurface
Theme_Keyword: Minerals
Theme_Keyword: Geothermal Studies
Theme_Keyword: Earth's Crust
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WESTERN REGION
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Metadata_Date: 20040826
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110701
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94035
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