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 email@example.com , 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.
This coverage contains data from the Division of Mineral Resources Mined Lands permit files.
- The database contains most mines permitted since 1983 but only a limited number of mines from before 1983.
- Coordinate locations are approximate.
- The version of the database has not been completely error checked. Some errors in location or attribute values may exist.
- The data set may contain multiple points at a single location.
- Mines in the database that lack coordinates or that have grossly incorrect coordinates do not appear in the data set.
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.
|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.|
|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
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
|PRE||Pre NY_Mines 3|
|C||Consolidated Materials Surface|
|CR||Reclaimed Consolidated Materials Surface Mine|
|UC||Unconsolidated Materials Surface Mine|
|UCR||Reclaimed Unconsolidated Materials Surface Mine|
|UNGR||Reclaimed Underground Mine|