Blue Earth County Aggregate Resource Evaluation - Aggregate Potential and Surficial Geology

This page last updated: 04/11/2007
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Metadata Summary

Originator Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals, Mineral Potential Section
Abstract This dataset consists of information about the geology, geological characteristics, and aggregate potential of 44 map units. The geology is divided into 4 fields that describe the sources, features, material, and surficial geology unit. The geological characteristics include probability, deposit size, thickness, overburden, texture, and quality. These characteristics were used to calculate the aggregate potential of the unit.
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Time Period of Content Date 1998
Currentness Reference All data was gathered in the summer and fall of 1998 and compiled in the Fall, Winter, and Spring of 1998-1999.
Access Constraints NA
Use Constraints Acknowledgement of the MN DNR is appreciated in products derived from these data.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals
Ordering Instructions This and other aggregate resource data layers for Blue Earth County are available for download in a zipfile, bluedata.zip, accessible from the MN DNR, Lands and Minerals, Aggregate Mapping web site:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lands_minerals/aggregatemaps.html

Maps formatted as .pdf files can be downloaded from the same site: Plate 1: Significant Aggregate Resource Deposits (bl_plate1.pdf), Plate 2: Aggregate Resources (bl_plate2.pdf), Plate 3: Surficial Geology (bl_plate3.pdf), and Plate 4: Data Sources and Mapping Methodologies (bl_plate4.pdf).

Note: the web page also indicates which other counties have been mapped.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" in Section 6 of this metadata.

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Blue Earth County Aggregate Resource Evaluation - Aggregate Potential and Surficial Geology

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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals, Mineral Potential Section
Title Blue Earth County Aggregate Resource Evaluation - Aggregate Potential and Surficial Geology
Abstract This dataset consists of information about the geology, geological characteristics, and aggregate potential of 44 map units. The geology is divided into 4 fields that describe the sources, features, material, and surficial geology unit. The geological characteristics include probability, deposit size, thickness, overburden, texture, and quality. These characteristics were used to calculate the aggregate potential of the unit.
Purpose To summarize the geological characteristics, surficial geology, and aggregate potential of the different units. To help categorize the geological characteristics and incorporate them into a model to help determine the geological potential of the deposit.
Time Period of Content Date 1998
Currentness Reference All data was gathered in the summer and fall of 1998 and compiled in the Fall, Winter, and Spring of 1998-1999.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -94.37
-93.76
44.27
43.84
Place Keywords Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformation, Surficial geology, geological characteristics, aggregate potential, sand, gravel, crushed stone
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints NA
Use Constraints Acknowledgement of the MN DNR is appreciated in products derived from these data.
Contact Person Information Jon Ellingson (or Renee Johnson), Industrial Minerals Geologist (or GIS Specialist)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals
2300 Silver Creek Road NE, Box 27
Rochester, MN 55906
Phone: 507-280-5590
FAX:
E-mail: jon.ellingson@dnr.state.mn.us
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets The County Aggregate Mapping Program dataset for Blue Earth County is included in the file bluedata.zip, accessible from the MN DNR Aggregate Mapping web page: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lands_minerals/aggregatemaps.html

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy The units were delineated by the interpretation of aerial photographs at a 1:40,000 scale. These interpretations were plotted on 1:24,000 USGS topographic maps. These delineations and unit descriptions were field checked and revised. This was a reconnasance scale study and was mapped at 1:50,000.
Logical Consistency Overshoots and undershoots were fixed by a variety of techniques, thus the lines have been checked and completed.
Completeness The units were delineated by aerial photograph interpretations. The potential of the deposit is based on geological factors and not economical factors. Generalizations were made, this is a reconnaissance scale study (1:50,000)
Horizontal Positional Accuracy 1:50000
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable.
Lineage The first step in determining the distribution of aggregate resources is to understand the surficial geology and the recent geological history of the area. The geological history basically tells us the story, or sequence of events, of when the aggregate and other sediments were deposited. By understanding this story we can determine where the aggregate was deposited, as well as some of the general characteristics about the material. This was accomplished for this study by completing an aerial photograph interpretation of the entire county and confirming these interpretations with over 1,500 water well logs and by observing approximately 450 field sites. Several other data sets and techniques were also used and are described below. These interpretations and observations were then compiled to form a sequence of events to tell the geologic story. Finally, the aggregate bearing landforms were delineated and categorized based on their geological characteristics.
Source Scale Denominator 50000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Arc/INFO 7.2.1 and Arcview 3.1 from ESRI
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Polygon
Tiling Scheme Blue Earth County
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15E
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview The polygons were delineated to represent geological features, geological characteristics, and aggregate potential for sand and gravel.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation ftp://ftp.lmic.state.mn.us/pub/dnr/attributes/sg99xpy3_att.htm
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals, Mineral Potential Section
Publication Date 1999
Contact Person Information Jon Ellingson
Industrial Minerals Geologist
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals
2300 Silver Creek Road NE, Box 27
Rochester, MN 55906
Phone: 507-280-5590
FAX:
E-mail: jon.ellingson@dnr.state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier sg99xpy3
Distribution Liability The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the reuse of data provided herewith, regardless of its format or the means of its transmission. There is no guarantee or representation to the user as to the accuracy, currency, suitability, or reliability of this data for any purpose. The user accepts the data 'as is', and assumes all risks associated with its use. By accepting this data, the user agrees not to transmit this data or provide access to it or any part of it to another party unless the user shall include with the data a copy of this disclaimer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assumes no responsibility for actual or consequential damage incurred as a result of any user's reliance on this data.
Transfer Format Name
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 9.4 mb for data, 7.6 mb for associated maps
Ordering Instructions This and other aggregate resource data layers for Blue Earth County are available for download in a zipfile, bluedata.zip, accessible from the MN DNR, Lands and Minerals, Aggregate Mapping web site:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lands_minerals/aggregatemaps.html

Maps formatted as .pdf files can be downloaded from the same site: Plate 1: Significant Aggregate Resource Deposits (bl_plate1.pdf), Plate 2: Aggregate Resources (bl_plate2.pdf), Plate 3: Surficial Geology (bl_plate3.pdf), and Plate 4: Data Sources and Mapping Methodologies (bl_plate4.pdf).

Note: the web page also indicates which other counties have been mapped.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/11/2007
Contact Person Information Jon Ellingson, Industrial Minerals Geologist
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals
2300 Silver Creek Road NE, Box 27
Rochester, MN 55906
Phone: 507-280-5590
FAX: 507-285-7144
E-mail: jon.ellingson@dnr.state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/11/2007