Selected Sand, Gravel and Rock Surficial Mining Operations in New Jersey

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS)
Publication_Date: 20061212
Title:
Selected Sand, Gravel and Rock Surficial Mining Operations in New Jersey
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS05-1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, New Jersey
Publisher: New Jersey Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs05-1.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
This ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) point shapefile with associated database file and metadata contains point locations, products mined, geologic formation and other attributes of selected sand, gravel and rock surficial mining operations in New Jersey. The database contains 1,031 inventoried operations with 172 being registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety and Compliance. Some have multiple permits so there are a total of 167 operational sites and 864 inactive and abandoned surficial mining operations. One hundred ninety three of the mining operations were located using the Global Positioning System (GPS). With annual production of up to 20 million tons valued at $100 million, sand, gravel and rock mining is a significant industry in New Jersey. Inactive and abandoned operations are included because of their importance in environmental investigations, planning, zoning and resource evaluation.

Also included is an Adobe PDF file "Active Sand & Gravel Mines.pdf" containing specific information pertaining to the 2006-2007 active and registered sand, gravel and rock surficial mining operations in New Jersey according to the New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety and Compliance. 

The ESRI shapefile, metadata and PDF files are compressed as a zip file for download.

Purpose:
To provide an inventory of selected sand, gravel and rock mining operations in New Jersey and also to determine alternative water resources for possible use during times of drought.
Supplemental_Information:
Notes: Under New Jersey state law all active mining operations must be registered with New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety & Compliance (Mine Safety Act N.J.S.A. 34:-98.1 et seq.).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20061212
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20061212
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.587306
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.890363
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.357564
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.924819
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Sand
Theme_Keyword: Gravel
Theme_Keyword: Pits
Theme_Keyword: Mining
Theme_Keyword: Abandoned
Theme_Keyword: Active
Theme_Keyword: Aggregate
Theme_Keyword: Operational
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Rock
Theme_Keyword: Quarry
Theme_Keyword: Surficial
Theme_Keyword: Stone
Theme_Keyword: Peat
Theme_Keyword: Certificate
Theme_Keyword: Greensand
Theme_Keyword: Clay
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: GeoscientificInformation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Place Names Gazetteer
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: State of New Jersey
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Stratum_Keyword: Surficial
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Data Distribution Agreement

I. Description of Data to be Provided.

The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions:

SUBJECT DATA LAYERS

For all data contained herein, NJDEP makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.

II. Terms of Agreement

1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs.

2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see Section 1.14 CROSS-REFERENCE). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.

3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data.

4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer:

"This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized."

5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work.

All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work. Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Walter Marzulli
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Investigator 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway, PO Box 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 632-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: walt.marzulli@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8-4
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs05-1.htm>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Web page image showing county boundaries and mine locations.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit:
Lloyd Mullikin was responsible for compiling the registered mining operations section of the database and creating the "Active Sand & Gravel Mines.pdf" file.

Walter Marzulli and Joe Rich located most of the registered mining operations using the Global Positioning System.

Christy Bell, Raymond Simons and Cyrus Berhoozi were the authors of NJGS Geological Survey Report GSR 25 "Inventory of Active and Abandoned Sand and Gravel Mining Operations in New Jersey" 1991, from which the historical mining operations were generated for this shapefile.

Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: none
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.780
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1991
Title:
Inventory of Active and Abandoned Sand and Gravel Mining Operations in New Jersey
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Geological Survey Report
Issue_Identification: GSR 25
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, New Jersey
Publisher: New Jersey Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department Of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 20061212
Title: Active Sand & Gravel Mines.pdf
Edition: 20061212
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: New Jersey Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
The file, "Active Sand & Gravel Mines.pdf" contains specific information pertaining to the 2006-2007 active and registered sand, gravel and rock surficial mining operations in New Jersey according to the New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety and Compliance. The information included in this PDF file is: Current Certificate Numbers from the New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety and Compliance which expire in March of 2007, Company Name, Address1, Address2, City, State, Zip Code, Telephone Number, Mine Name, Address, City, Municipality, Block, Lot, County, Latitude, Longitude, State Plane Coordinates in Feet Northing and Easting, Property Owner if different than Mine Owner, Mine Type and Products mined at site if applicable with sub categories including Pit, Quarry, Subsurface, Sand & Gravel, Sand, Industrial Sand, Fill Dirt, Rock/Crushed Stone, Peat, and Greensand, and additional products & comments.

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attribute accuracy is tested by manually comparing hard copy plots of the digital data with the source materials. When attributes cannot be visually verified on plots they are interactively queried and verified on the screen with aerial photos.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unknown
Completeness_Report:
Most active as well as most inactive and abandoned sand, gravel and rock surficial mining operations in New Jersey have been identified and added to this shapefile. More investigations are being done to locate additional surficial mining operations.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: The GPS locations have an accuracy of plus or minus 40 feet.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NJDEP/NJGS
Publication_Date: 1991
Title:
Geological Survey Report GSR 25, Inventory Of Active and Abandoned Sand And Gravel Mining Operations in New Jersey
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NJGS Geological Survey Report
Issue_Identification: GSR 25
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJDEP/NJGS
Source_Scale_Denominator: unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20041116
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: none
Source_Contribution:
Geological Survey Report GSR 25, Inventory Of Active and Abandoned Sand And Gravel Mining Operations in New Jersey. Bell, Christy Simmons, Raymond and Berhoozi, Cyrus. 1991

New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety & Compliance list of registered mining operations in New Jersey for 2004.

New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety & Compliance list of registered mining operations in New Jersey for 2006.

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Geological Survey Report GSR 25 "Inventory of Active and Abandoned Sand and Gravel Mining Operations in New Jersey" 1991 and the New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety & Compliance list of mine registrations for 2006 were used as the basis for this digital product.

The process began by developing a Microsoft Access database and importing the information from GSR 25 and the New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety & Compliance report on all registered mining operations in New Jersey into the database. Additional information on the surface mining operations was gathered by mailing a questionnaire to the active mining operations.

The locations from GSR 25 were checked using aerial photography. The locations for the majority of the registered mining operations were collected with the global positioning system. If the mining operation could not be found with a site visit it was verified using aerial photography. The GPS locations collected were obtained at the front entrance of the mining operations and in some instances the weigh scales.

A dBASE table was exported from the Microsoft Access database. The dBASE table was then imported into ArcMap v. 8.3 and converted to a shapefile.

For this shapefile update dated 20061212, new quarry sites were added to the shapefile based on the New Jersey Department of Labor, Office of Mine Safety & Compliance list of mine registrations for 2006-2007.

Process_Date: 20061227
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Organization: New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
Address: PO Box 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1031

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2900
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999900
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -74.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 38.833333
False_Easting: 492125.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.002048
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.002048
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: sandgravel
Entity_Type_Definition:
Selected Sand, Gravel and Rock Surficial Mining Operations in New Jersey
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ID
Attribute_Definition: Unique ID number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CERTIFICAT
Attribute_Definition:
Certificate number for mining operation from the NJ Department of Labor.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDOL
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of the operation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FORMATION
Attribute_Definition: Name of geologic formation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PRODUCTS
Attribute_Definition: Products mined at the site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REFERENCES
Attribute_Definition: Source from where the information on the mine was obtained.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: New Jersey Geological Survey Report 25, NJ Dept. of Labor
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DETAILS
Attribute_Definition: Details if available.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMENTS
Attribute_Definition: Comments if available.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County where site is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOWN
Attribute_Definition: Municipality where site is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ADDRESS
Attribute_Definition: Address of the operation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NORTHING
Attribute_Definition: Northing coordinate in NJ State Plane Feet.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EASTING
Attribute_Definition: Easting coordinate in NJ State Plane Feet.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GPS
Attribute_Definition: GPS used in locating operation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: GPS was used in locating operation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: no
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: GPS was not used in locating operation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REGISTERED
Attribute_Definition: Registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The operation has a 2006 certificate of operation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDOL
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: no
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The operation does not have a 2006 certificate of operation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDOL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATNAD83
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONNAD83
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP/NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PIT
Attribute_Definition: Identifies any pit at the site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDOL
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pits at the site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDOL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: QUARRY
Attribute_Definition: Identifies any quarry at the site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDOL
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Quarry at the site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDOL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUBSURFACE
Attribute_Definition: Identifies any subsurface operations.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDOL
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Any subsurface operations at the site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDOL
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The database contains a unique ID, certificate numbers, mine name, geologic formation, products mined, references, details if available, comments, county, town, address, coordinates in northing and easting, GPS location if available, registration, latitude, longitude, pit, quarry and subsurface.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: See entity and attributes detailed descriptions.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Walter Marzulli
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/NJGS
Contact_Position: Investigator 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
Address: PO BOX 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: walt.marzulli@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8-4
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
This organization provides the geographic data as is. This organization makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Also, this organization makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at this organization, no warranty is made by this organization regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.

Also see "Use Constraints"

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Custom_Order_Process:
Contact: State Geologist New Jersey Geological Survey 29 Arctic Parkway, PO Box 427 Trenton, NJ 08625
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070313
Metadata_Review_Date: 20041201
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
Address: PO BOX 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
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