NDHUB.AbandonedMines

SDE Feature Class

Tags
coal, mines, abandoned mine lands, underground, surface, mining, AML, OSM, PSC

Description

This feature class was developed from historic mine maps that were scanned and georeferenced. Additional mine locations were derived from NDGS Biennial Reports (1902 and 1912), the USGS GeoCommunicator web site (National Mine Land Inventory layer), and USGS 7.5 Minute Quadrangles. Portions of the mine locations are not verified and portions of the mines may be the same mine but operated under a different name during different time periods. Metadata was not available for the data from the USGS GeoCommunicator web site and mine locations from this USGS data set appear to have significant variability compared to known mine site locations.

Metadata documenting changes are noted in the comments field.


Summary

Data set showing known and reported abandoned underground and surface coal mine locations in North Dakota.  

WARNING!  Abandoned Mines are Dangerous!  The types of hazards that may be present are: Open Shafts, Unstable Rock and Decayed Supports, Deadly Gases, Lack of Oxygen, Explosives and Toxic Chemicals, Horizontal and Vertical Openings, Highwalls and Open Pits.   STAY OUT! STAY ALIVE!

Before developing an area where abandoned mines are a possibility, a site evaluation should be conducted by a qualified engineering or drilling firm. Exploratory drilling, when conducted properly, is the best method to determine whether an area is undermined.  Counties with known abandoned mines include: Adams, Billings, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Divide, Dunn, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Renville, Slope, Stark, Ward, and Williams.  For more information, please contact the ND Public Service Commission, Abandoned Mine Lands Division.

Credits

Matthew Fischer GIS Specialist 701-328-4779
mjfischer@nd.gov

Use limitations

Disclaimer: This information provided is from a variety of governmental and other credible sources. The accuracy of the information presented is limited to the collective accuracy of the database on the date of the analysis. The information is believed accurate and reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the data. However, the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) expressly disclaims responsibility for damages or liability that may arise from use of this data. This product is the property of the PSC and its use is thereby restricted.

Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  environment, geoscientificInformation, location


*Content type  Downloadable Data

Citation 

*Title NDHUB.AbandonedMines
Revision date 2018-12-11 00:00:00
Publication date 2013-12-20 00:00:00


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Individual's name Matt Fischer
Organization's name ND Public Service Commission - Abandoned Mine Lands Division
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4779

Address
Type physical
Delivery point 600 E Boulevard Ave
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58503
Country US
e-mail addressmjfischer@nd.gov



Resource Details 

Dataset languages* English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status  completed
Spatial representation type* vector


*Processing environment  Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.6.0.8321


Credits
Matthew Fischer GIS Specialist 701-328-4779
mjfischer@nd.gov


Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -104.040280
*East longitude -97.846667
*North latitude 48.997105
*South latitude 45.956621
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent
Temporal extent
Beginning date 2012-12-20 00:00:00
Ending date 2018-12-11 00:00:00

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude -104.040280
*East longitude -97.846667
*South latitude 45.956621
*North latitude 48.997105
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name Matt Fischer
Organization's name ND Public Service Commission - Abandoned Mine Lands Division
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4779

Address
Type physical
Delivery point 600 E Boulevard Ave
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58503
Country US
e-mail addressmjfischer@nd.gov



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use

Disclaimer: This information provided is from a variety of governmental and other credible sources. The accuracy of the information presented is limited to the collective accuracy of the database on the date of the analysis. The information is believed accurate and reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the data. However, the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) expressly disclaims responsibility for damages or liability that may arise from use of this data. This product is the property of the PSC and its use is thereby restricted.


Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Geographic
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Coordinate reference details
Geographic coordinate system
Well-known identifier 4269
X origin -400
Y origin -400
XY scale 999999999.99999988
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 8.98315284119521e-09
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Left longitude -180
Latest well-known identifier 4269
Well-known text GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983", DATUM["D_North_American_1983", SPHEROID["GRS_1980", 6378137.0, 298.257222101]], PRIMEM["Greenwich", 0.0], UNIT["Degree", 0.0174532925199433], AUTHORITY["EPSG", 4269]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 4269
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 6.12(3.0.1)


Spatial Data Properties 

Scale Range

Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:150,000,000
Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name NDHUB.AbandonedMines
*Object type  point
*Object count 1739



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name NDHUB.AbandonedMines
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Point
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 1739
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Lineage 

Lineage statement
Portions of mine point locations were derived from actual mine maps that had been georeferenced.  Others were taken from descriptions of mine locations from the 1902 and 1912 North Dakota Geological Survey (NDGS) Bienial Reports, and others from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) GeoCommunicator web site (consult the "Source" field to determine the source of the feature).  A textual database compiled by Kjos & Schreiner (1984) was also used to corroborate mine locations.

Distribution 

Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
*Transfer size 0.052


Fields 

Details for object NDHUB.AbandonedMines 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 1739


Field Shape
 
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Feature geometry.

*Description source
Esri

*Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field objectid
 
*Alias OBJECTID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field name_short
 
*Alias NAME_SHORT
*Data type String
*Width 50
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Common name of mining operation.

Description source
Mine map (if available), Kjos & Schreiner, USGS GeoCommunicator



Field name_long
 
*Alias NAME_LONG
*Data type String
*Width 80
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Standardized naming convention of features for ND PSC MIS (Mine Information System) that includes County, Township & Range, Section, and Quarter Section.



Field mine_type
 
*Alias MINE_TYPE
*Data type String
*Width 24
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Field that holds the mine type, i.e., surface mine, underground mine, or both.



Field county
 
*Alias COUNTY
*Data type String
*Width 25
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Field that holds the county name that the mine feature is located.



Field source
 
*Alias SOURCE
*Data type String
*Width 50
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Field that holds the source of the information, i.e., scanned from a mine map(s), from Kjos & Schreiner text database, NDGS Biennial Report, etc. 



Field map_yr
 
*Alias MAP_YR
*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Field that holds the year of the map, if known, and if the feature source was a mine map or other map.



Field date_of_op
 
*Alias DATE_OF_OP
*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Field that holds the date(s) of the operation, if known.



Field review
 
*Alias REVIEW
*Data type String
*Width 3
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Field that holds a value to show if the location has been field reviewed.



Field COMMENTS
 
*Alias comment
*Data type String
*Width 150
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field structure
 
*Alias STRUCTURE
*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Field to hold a value to show if a structure is nearby to the historic mining operation.  



Field Doc_Name
 
*Alias DOC_NAME
*Data type String
*Width 100
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Field that has textural information associated witht he feature.  In most cases, this would be a .pdf document from the Kjos & Schreiner database or NDGS Biennial Report.



Field Doc_PathHTTP
 
*Alias DOC_PATHHTTP
*Data type String
*Width 200
*Precision 0
*Scale 0






Details for object  name_short
 
Definition
Common name of mining operation



Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2019-02-05


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata ISO19139
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2013-01-16 13:22:41
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2019-02-05 10:58:15


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2019-02-05 10:57:00


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Bruce A. Johnson P.E.
Organization's name North Dakota Public Service Commission
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  owner


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4094

Address
Type both
Delivery point 600 E Boulevard, State Capitol Bldg. 13th Floor
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58505-0408
Country US
e-mail addressbjohnson@nd.gov

Hours of service
7:30a - 4:00p



Metadata contact
Individual's name Matt Fischer
Organization's name ND Public Service Commission - Abandoned Mine Lands Division
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4779

Address
Type physical
Delivery point 600 E Boulevard Ave
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58503
Country US
e-mail addressmjfischer@nd.gov



Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Metadata Constraints 

Legal constraints
Access constraints  other restrictions
Use constraints  restricted


Other constraints
This information provided is from a variety of governmental and other credible sources. The accuracy of the information presented is limited to the collective accuracy of the database on the date of the analysis. The information is believed accurate and reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the data. However, the Public Service Commission (PSC) expressly disclaims responsibility for damages or liability that may arise from use of this data. This product is the property of the PSC and its use is thereby restricted.