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TitleRecommended standards for recording the location of mineral deposits
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorKelly, A M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper no. 72-9, 1972, 8 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherGeological Survey of Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsindustrial minerals; metallic minerals; mineral deposits; mining properties
Released1973 03 01; 2016 02 02
AbstractThe objective of this study, carried out for the Working Committee on Mineral Deposits Data of the National Advisory Committee on Research in the Geological Sciences, was to define minimum standards for recording data relating to the location of mineral deposits; specifically, what should be recorded, what coordinate system or other means of specifying location should be used, and the precision with which the location should be recorded. Three classes of location were identified: "global", "local", and "legal". Depending on uses made of location data, one or other of these classes are applied in the mineral industry. The distinction between "precision" and "accuracy" is discussed and related to the problem of locating mineral deposits. Finally, a series of twelve conclusions and recommendations is made, which, it is hoped, will assist in standardizing the recording of location data and thereby facilitate the compilation and exchange of mineral deposits data, particularly for those data stored in computer-based systems.

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