OZMIN Mineral Deposits Database
Note : This dataset description is metadata (data about data) which describes the actual dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.
Dataset citationANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703003393
Title: OZMIN Mineral Deposits Database
CustodianCustodian: Geoscience Australia
DescriptionAbstract: These data represent the OZMIN Oracle relational database containing geological and resource information for Australian mineral deposits. OZMIN has been compiled from published references and has been designed so that attribute information can be retrieved and analysed in relation to spatial data contained in geographic information systems. The national mineral deposits dataset contains data on over one thousand major and historically significant mineral deposits for 60 mineral commodities (including coal). Data available via mapping interfaces on the Geoscience Australia website are updated weekly whilst data available via download are a snapshot at the "Ending Date" of the current database entries. ANZLIC search words and qualifiers:
Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA EXCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUS - Australia
Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register
Geographic bounding box:
Data currencyBeginning date: 1994-01-01
Ending date: 2008-12-31
Dataset statusProgress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: continual
AccessStored data format:
Available data format:
Access constraints: Free to download
The data within this dataset is derived directly from the corporate ORACLE OZMIN Mineral Deposits database.
An ASCII extraction of the Geoscience Australia ORACLE database is generated as ASCII comma-delimited files for each table that is part of or used by the OZMIN database. Only data that is part of the current release of OZMIN (Release 3 - October 2000) is included.
An MS ACCESS database format is also replicated from the ORACLE database and uses the same table structure. Only data that is part of the current release of OZMIN (Release 3 - October 2000) is included.
The spatial representation of this database in (ArcView and MapInfo format) is extracted and generated using ArcInfo GIS software to meet the published data standard within the Geoscience Australia data dictionary. The extraction of the spatial GIS datasets is done within ArcInfo using advanced AML code (ORACOV.AML) developed by Dmitar Butrovski, Geoscience Australia.
OZMIN database geological and commodity information is derived from literature. Literature search and data input are supervised by an experienced economic geologist. Data is also reviewed by economic geologists with more specific knowledge of each deposit. The positional accuracy is therefore reasonably high but variable due to the variablity of source information. However subsequent rigorous checking of locational information by scientists provides an accurate as can be location for the deposit based on all available literature.
Contact informationContact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
Position: Manager Client Services
Address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Address: GPO Box 378
Phone: 02 6249 9966
Fax: 02 6249 9960
Metadata informationMetadata date: 2000-09-11 00:00:00.0
Additional metadataDatabase fields within the MS-Access database and the ASCII versions are compliant with the GA Oracle database data dictionary and are fully described in the database documentation AGSO Record 2000/18 - "OZMIN Documentation, AGSO's National Mineral Deposits Database; Version 3." included with these data Fields within the GIS datasets are compliant with Geoscience Australia's data dictionary. Please click on the link to view. GIS dataset point items feature feature type OZMIN ufi unique feature identifier siteno Link to SITESDD dataset deposno OZMIN database code number for the deposit and link to lookup tables name Name of deposit synomys Synomamous name of deposit field_chk checked in the field exposed deposits exposed or not age Age of mineralisation agemethod method of deriving age comments additional information on deposit There are several additional lookup tables that can be joined to the main dataset :- ozmincom Commodity information ozminlth Host rock descriptions from mineral deposits ozminext Extended mineral deposit attributes ozminmin Primary and alteration mineralogy of mineral deposit host rocks
It is recommended that these data be referred to as:
This report was generated on 26 May 2013.
SPATIAL INFORMATION FOR THE NATION