Downloadable Mining Database
The Division's publicly available dataset of mine information is provided in .csv format. This file can be opened with MS Excel, ESRI ArcGIS, and most database management software (e.g. SQL, Oracle, etc.) Please send any questions regarding th change in format to firstname.lastname@example.org. To open the file, save mlDOS.zip (644 KB) to a directory. mlDOS.zip contains two files: an excel compatible spreadsheet named gismines.csv and a data documentation file named MinesMetaData.html. Unzip/extract mlDOS.zip and open gismines.csv using a spreadsheet or database application. The documentation file can be viewed directly using any internet browser application. The .csv file is composed of the same data offered through the online searchable database. Please review the disclaimer on data provided by the NYSDEC Division of Mineral Resources.
This dataset contains information from the Division of Mineral Resources Mined Lands permit files. Please note that:
- The dataset contains most mines permitted since 1983 but only a limited number of mines from before 1983.
- Coordinate locations are approximate.
- The dataset has not been completely error checked. Some errors in location or attribute values may exist.
- The dataset may contain multiple points at a single location.
- Mines with unknown or grossly incorrect coordinates do not appear in the dataset.
The locations in the dataset were obtained from a number of sources. Locations have generally been scaled from USGS 71/2 minute topographic maps provided by the applicant. The location may be either the approximate centroid of the mine or the point where the mine access road enters a public road. This data has not been field-verified but is expected to be within 100 meters of the actual facility. The data should not be used for precise determination of facility buildings, property or mine entrances. It is most useful for determining general locations of mines. All locations are in the NAD 83 datum.
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|Mineid||The mine identification code. The first digit is the DEC region number and digits 2-4 are an accession number within the region|
|PermitteeName||Name of the operator on the active permit|
|Minename||The name of the mine|
|contact_FirstName||Permittee first name|
|contact_LastName||Permitte last name|
|Zip1||Permittee zip code|
|Zip2||Permittee additional zip code|
|Phone||Permittee phone number|
|Status||Status of Mine (see Mine Status Codes below)|
|Location||Name or address of facility location|
|County||County name where mine is located|
|Town||Town where mine is located|
|AcresControlled||Total acreage controlled by permittee at mine site|
|AcresLifeOfMine||Life of Mine acres|
|AcresReclaimed||Total acres reclaimed since 1975|
|Commodity||Mineral resource that has been mined or is planned to be mined; typically a sediment, soil, mineral ore or rock type|
|enddate||Permit expiration date|
|InitDate||Date of initial permit|
|Issuedate||Permit issue date|
|Last_inspect_date||Date of last mine inspection|
|Latitude||Latitude (decimal degrees) NAD83 Datum|
|Longitude||Longitude (decimal degrees) NAD 83 Datum|
|ReclamationType||Type of reclamation|
|Finsecamt||Amount of financial security required to ensure reclamation|
|AcresBB_range||Range of net affected acres|
|Undgnd||Denotes an underground mine (e.g. accessed by slope, shaft or drift)|
|ModDate||Date record was last modified|
|MapFlag||Codes for GIS mapping and symbolizing of mine types (see Map Symbols code list below)|
|LINK||Link to searchable online database record for an individual mine|
|C||Consolidated Materials Surface Mine|
|CR||Reclaimed Consolidated Materials Surface Mine|
|UC||Unconsolidated Materials Surface Mine|
|UCR||Reclaimed Unconsolidated Materials Surface Mine|
|UNGR||Reclaimed Underground Mine|
|E||Expired; not reclaimed
|P||Pending; permit not issued
|T||Transfer of permit to another mine
|Q||Temporary code for other mines|