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Downloadable Mining Database

Notice: As of 10/22/2013 the Division's publicly available dataset of mines will be provided in .csv format replacing the previous dBASE (.dbf) format. This file is compatible with MS Excel, ESRI ArcGIS, and most database management software (e.g. SQL, Oracle, etc.) Please send any questions regarding this change in format to dmninfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us , thank you.

Save mlDOS.zip (701 KB) to a directory. mlDOS.zip contains two files: a zipped database file gismines.csv and documentation file Mines_md.html. Unzip the database file and open it using a spreadsheet or database application. The documentation file can be viewed directly using an internet browser application. The .csv file is the same data offered through the online searchable database.

Description

This coverage contains data from the Division of Mineral Resources Mined Lands permit files.

  1. The database contains most mines permitted since 1983 but only a limited number of mines from before 1983.
  2. Coordinate locations are approximate.
  3. The version of the database has not been completely error checked. Some errors in location or attribute values may exist.
  4. The data set may contain multiple points at a single location.
  5. Mines in the database that lack coordinates or that have grossly incorrect coordinates do not appear in the data set.

Accuracy

Mines have areal extent but are shown as points. The locations in the coverage 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 location. 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 NAD 83.

Contact

Division of Mineral Resources
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-6500
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Mining and reclaimation information

Database Fields

Database Fields for Mining Datasets
Field Name Explanation
Mineid The mine identification code (a character item). The first digit is the region number and digits 2-4 are an accession number within the region.
Companynam The name of the permittee.
Status Status of Mine (Mine Status Codes)
Minename The name of the mine.
Commodity Mineral resource that has been mined or is planned to be mined; typically a sediment, soil, mineral ore or rock type.
Acresrecla Total acres reclaimed since 1975.
Acresbb Net affected acres.
Acresaffec Total acres affected by mining since 1975.
Acreslifeo Life of Mine acres.
Phone Permittee phone number.
Address1 Permittee address.
Address2 Permittee address.
City Permittee city.
State Permittee state.
Zip1 Permittee zip code.
Zip2 Permittee additional zip code.
Issuedate Permit issue date.
enddate Permit expiration date
Finsecamt Amount of financial security required to ensure reclamation.
DecID Regulatory compliance Facility Information System identification number.
Latitude Latitude (decimal). NAD83
Longitude Longitude (decimal). NAD 83
County County name where mine is located.
Acrescontr Total acreage controlled by permittee at mine site
Pstatus Status of Mine Permit(s).
Mapflag Denotes mine type code for use in mapping. (Mapflag Codes)
Undgnd Denotes an underground mine (e.g. accessed by slope, shaft or drift).
Town Town where mine is located.


Mine Status Codes
A Active
R Reclaimed
E Expired; not reclaimed
P Pending; permit not issued
T Transfer of permit to another mine
N Never permitted
Q Temporary code for other mines

Mine Permit Status Codes
Status Code Explanation
EXP Expired
MOD Modification
NEV Never Permitted
NEW NEW
PEN Pending
PRE Pre NY_Mines 3
REN Renewal
TRA Transferred


Mapflag (Mine type) Codes Used for Mapping
Mapflag Codes Explanation
C Consolidated Materials Surface
CR Reclaimed Consolidated Materials Surface Mine
UC Unconsolidated Materials Surface Mine
UCR Reclaimed Unconsolidated Materials Surface Mine
UNG Underground Mine
UNGR Reclaimed Underground Mine

  • Contact for this Page
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    Division of Mineral Resources
    625 Broadway
    3rd Floor
    Albany NY 12233-6500
    518-402-8072
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