revised: 05-Feb-2015

NMBGMR Draft Geologic Data Model - v. 1.0.4
Attributes: Coded Value Domains

In the interests of standardization and interoperability, we are migrating our geologic maps into the USGS NCGMP09 data model. However, our well data model is still actively being used. Documentation for the NMBGMR geology data model is being provided for users with legacy data in this model. We also hope that it will provoke discussion in the ongoing effort to improve NCGMP09 and other models.

Attributes used in the NMBGMR Geologic Data Model are a mixture of defined vocabularies in coded value domains, range domains, and user-entered terms. This page shows the coded value domains (CVDs) used by the data model. Values within [square brackets] indicate the actual code stored to aid attribution of values. Addtional entries should be made to the domains as needed.

List of Coded Value Domains (linked to descriptions):

Alphabetical

Categorized

 


Coded Value Domain Descriptions:

AsymmetryCriteria

Critieria used to describe planar asymmetry of rock fabrics.

Code Value Comments
sigma [sigma] porphyroclast  
delta [delta] porphyroclast  
s-c [s-c] fabric  
tension gashes [tension] gashes  
deflection [deflection] of fabric  
domino structures [domino] structures  
minor fold [minor fold] asymmetry  
mica fish mica fish thin sections only
pressure shadows pressure shadows thin sections only

Boolean

General boolean code for Yes/No, TRUE/False, Present/Absent.

Code Value Comments
1 [1] Yes/TRUE/Present  
0 [0] No/FALSE/Absent  

ComparisonOperators

Used as qualifiers for numeric data.

Code Value Comments
1 [1] Yes/TRUE/Present  
EQ [EQ] Equal: =  
LT [LT] Less Than: <  
GT [GT] Greater Than: >  
GTE [GTE] Greater Than or Equal: >=  
LTE [LTE] Less Than or Equal: <=  
0 [0] No/FALSE/Absent  

Confidence

Confidence regarding existence/identification and position of a feature.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
certain [certain]: positive ID/known to exist  
probable [probable]: good basis for ID/existence  
uncertain [uncertain]: weak basis for ID/existence  

ContactClass

Basic class of lithologic contact.

Code Value Comments
contact [contact] lithologic  
fault [fault] contact  
gradational [gradational] contact  
intrusive [intrusive] contact  
mass-wasting [mass-wasting] contact  
margin [margin] of unit e.g. edge of lava flow
shoreline shoreline  
map-boundary map-boundary  

ContactGeometry

Geometry of contact relationship.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
inclined [inclined] contact  
horizontal [horizontal] contact  
sub-horizontal [sub-horizontal] contact  
vertical [vertical] contact  
curvilinear [curvilinear] contact  
buttress [buttress] unconformity  
intertounging [intertounging] contact  
wavy [wavy] contact  
irregular [irregular] contact  

ContactNature

Nature of contact relationship.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
sharp [sharp] contact  
indistinct [indistinct] contact  
gradual [gradual] gradational contact  
intercalated [intercalated] gradational contact  
intermingled [intermingled] igneous contact  
chilled margin [chilled margin] igneous contact  
scour [scour] surface  

ContactType

Type of lithologic contact.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
conformity [conformity] - contact  
paraconformity [paraconformity] - contact  
disconformity [disconformity] - contact  
nonconformity [nonconformity] - contact  
angular [angular] unconformity - contact  
dike [dike] - intrusive contact  
sill [sill] - intrusive contact  
intrusion regional [intrusion] pluton, stock, pegamatite, etc.
landslide [landslide] - mass wasting  
slump [slump] - mass wasting  
debris flow [debris flow] - mass wasting  
extent [extent] of unit  
flow [flow] margin  
quarry [quarry] margin  

DeformationEnv

Deformation environment that produces folds.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
unknown unknown  
upper-crustal upper-crustal  
ductile ductile  
rheomorphic rheomorphic  
soft-sediment soft-sediment  
migmatitic migmatitic  

Degrees

Range of degrees for orientation measurements.

Min Max Comments
0 360  

DepthType

Type of depth measurement.

Code Value Comments
MD [MD] Measured Depth  
TVD [TVD] Total Vertical Depth  

DipPlunge

Range of dip or plunge values in degrees for attitude measurements.

Min Max Comments
0 90  

DisplayScale

Denominator of Display Scale -- used to suppress display at smaller scales.

Code Value Comments
0 [0] Don't Display  
6000 1:6000  
12000 1:12,000  
24000 1:24,000  
48000 1:48,000  
50000 1:50,000  
100000 1:100,000  
250000 1:250,000  
500000 1:500,000  
1000000 1:1,000,000  

DSTtype

Drill Stem Test [DST] type

Code Value Comments
DST Drill Stem Test (default)
Production Production  

Eon

Geologic Eon.

Code Value Comments
Phanerozoic [Phanerozoic] 0-542 Ma  
Proterozoic [Proterozoic] 542-2500 Ma  
Archean [Archean] 2500-3850 Ma  
Hadean [Hadean] 3850 - 4.54 Ma  

Epoch

Geologic Epoch

Code Value Comments
Holocene [Holocene] 0-0.01 Ma  
Pleistocene [Pleistocene] 0.01-2.6 Ma  
Plio-pleistocene [Plio-pleistocene] 0.01-5.3 Ma  
Pliocene [Pliocene] 2.6-5.3 Ma  
Miocene [Miocene] 5.3-23.0 Ma  
Oligocene [Oligocene] 23.0-33.9 Ma  
Eocene [Eocene] 33.9-55.8 Ma  
Paleocene [Paleocene] 55.8-65.5 Ma  
Late-K [Late-K] Cretaceous 65.5-99.6 Ma  
Early-K [Early-K] Cretaceous 99.6-145.5 Ma  
Late-J [Late-J] Jurassic 145.5-161 Ma  
Middle-J [Middle-J] Jurassic 161-176 Ma  
Early-J [Early-J] Jurassic 176-201.6 Ma  
Late-Tr [Late-Tr] Triassic 201.6-235 Ma  
Middle-Tr [Middle-Tr] Triassic 235-245 Ma  
Early-Tr [Early-Tr] Triassic 254-251 Ma  
Late-P [Late-P] Permian 251-260 Ma  
Middle-P [Middle-P] Permian 260-268 Ma  
Early-P [Early-P] Permian 271-299 Ma  
Pennsylvanian [Pennsylvanian] 299-318 Ma  
Mississippian [Mississippian] 318-359 Ma  
Late-D [Late-D] Devonian 359-385 Ma  
Middle-D [Middle-D] Devonian 385-398 Ma  
Early-D [Early-D] Devonian 398-416 Ma  
Late-S [Late-S] Silurian 416-423  
Middle-S [Middle-S] Silurian 423-428 Ma  
Early-S [Early-S] Silurian 428-444 Ma  
Late-O [Late-O] Ordovician 444-461 Ma  
Middle-O [Middle-O] Ordovician 461-468 Ma  
Early-O [Early-O] Ordovician 472-488 Ma  
Furongian [Furongian] 488-501 Ma  

Era

Geologic Era.

Code Value Comments
Cenozoic [Cenozoic] 0-65.5 Ma  
Mesozoic [Mesozoic] 65.5-251.0 Ma  
Paleozoic [Paleozoic] 251-542 Ma  
Neoproterozoic [Neoproterozoic] 542-1000 Ma  
Mesoproterozoic [Mesoproterozoic] 1000-1600 Ma  
Paleoproterozoic [Paleoproterozoic] 1600-2500 Ma  
Neoarchean [Neoarchean] 2500-2800 Ma  
Mesoarchean [Mesoarchean] 2800-3200 Ma  
Paleoarchean [Paleoarchean] 3200-3600 Ma  
Eoarchean [Eoarchean] 3600-3850 Ma  

EW

East or West compass directions.

Code Value Comments
E [E] East  
W [W] West  

Exposure

Nature of the surface exposure of a feature.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
exposed [exposed]: entirely visible at the surface typically a solid line
obscured [obscured]: Intermittantly exposed / obscured by colluvium typically a dashed line
concealed [concealed]: Covered by another unit typically a dotted line

FabricLineSubType

Subtype of planar rock fabric.

Code Value Comments
imbrication [imbrication] of clasts  
channel-axis [channel-axis] paleocurrent  
channel-margin [channel-margin] paleocurrent  
foreset-dip-dir [foreset-dip-dir] paleocurrent  
ripple-crests [ripple-crests] paleocurrent  
streaming [streaming] lineation  
tool-marks [tool-marks] paleocurrent  
flute-casts [flute-casts] paleocurrent  
L1 [L1] extension  
L2 [L2] extension  
L3 [L3] extension  
L4 [L4] extension  
L0-1 [L0-1] intersection  
L1-2 [L1-2] intersection  
L2-3 [L2-3] intersection  

FabricLineType

Type of linear rock fabric.

Code Value Comments
paleocurrent [paleocurrent] direction  
slickenline [slickenline] on fault  
extension [extension] lineation  
mineral [mineral] elongation lineation  
magmatic [magmatic] lineation  
intersection [intersection] lineation  
flow [flow] lineation  
apparent-dip apparent-dip  
shoreline shoreline  

FabricPlaneSubType

Subtype of planar rock fabric.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
contact lithologic [contact]  
unconformity [unconformity] contact  
top [top] of feature  
S1 [S1]-foliation  
S2 [S2]-foliation  
S3 [S3]-foliation  
S4 [S4]-foliation  
pegmatite [pegamatite] vein  
quartz [quartz] vein  
carbonate [carbonate] vein  
crenulation [crenulation] cleavage  
cross [cross] bedding  
tabular [tabular] bedding  
graded [graded] bedding  
lamination [lamination] - bedding  
varve [varve] - bedding  
flow [flow] boundary / layering  
ash [ash] bed  
phenocrysts aligned [phenocrysts]  
enclaves aligned mafic [enclaves]  
foliation igneous [foliation]  

FabricPlaneType

Type of planar rock fabric.

Code Value Comments
NA [NA] not applicable  
unknown unknown  
unspecified unspecified  
bedding bedding  
foliation foliation  
dike [dike] margin  
vein [vein] margin  
flow [flow] fabric or surface  
magmatic [magmatic] foliation  

FaultDipDir

Fault dip direction.

Code Value Comments
unknown unknown  
vertical near [vertical]  
N [N] North  
NE [NE] Northeast  
E [E] East  
SE [SE] Southeast  
S [S] South  
SW [SW] Southwest  
W [W] West  
NW [NW] Northwest  

FaultDipDirBasis

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
unknown unknown  
exposed exposed clearly exposed
scarp fault [scarp] of certain fault origin
escarpment topographic [escarpment] of probable fault origin
map [map] pattern  
drag [drag] folding  
extensional assumed [extensional] normal faulting typical locally
compressional assumed [compressional] reverse faulting typical locally
related inferred from [related] faults (uncertain)  
field [field] evidence non-specific
well [well] data  
subsurface [subsurface] data - see comments  
gravity [gravity] data  
aeromagnetic [aeromagnetic] data  
magnetic ground [magnetic] data  
seismic [seismic] data  
photo [photo] interpretation  
lidar [lidar] data  
comments see [comments]  

FaultLineSubType

Type of slickenline or lineation

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
scratch-gouge [scratch-gouge] - slickenlines  
ridge-groove [ridge-groove] - slickenlines  
slickenfibers [slickenfibers] on slickensides  
L1 [L1] extension lineation  
L2 [L2] extension lineation  
L3 [L3] extension lineation  
L4 [L4] extension lineation  

FaultLineType

Type of linear fault or fabric measured

Code Value Comments
slickenline [slickenline] on fault plane  
ext-lineation [ext-lineation] ductile stretching lineation  

FaultSymbolClass

Code Value Comments
U [U] - up  
D [D] - down  
bar-ball [bar-ball] on normal fault  
dextral [dextral] arrows  
sinestral [sinestral] arrows  
reverse [reverse] teeth  
thrust [thrust] teeth  
cw [cw] slump arrow  
ccw [ccw] -slump arrow  
? [?] - query  
text [text] - use SymbolText  
away [away] - xsect only  
toward [toward] - xsect only  

FaultType

Direction of slip on faults.

Code Value Comments
unknown unknown  
dip-slip dip-slip  
strike-slip strike-slip  
oblique-slip oblique-slip  

FeatureLineClass

Class of linear geologic feature (excluding lithologic contacts).

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
dike thin [dike] specify in LineType
vein thin [vein] specify in LineType
sill thin [sill] specify in LineType
ash thin [ash] layer specify in LineType
lapilli thin [lapilli] layer specify in LineType
tephra thin [tephra] layer specify in LineType
pumice thin [pumice] layer specify in LineType
marker-bed intra-unit [marker-bed]  
lineament [lineament] see LineType/Comments  
margin [margin] of feature specify in LineType

FeaturePointClass

Class of geologic point feature

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
landmark [landmark] see Feature_ID  
volcanic [volcanic] feature - see FeatureType  
spring spring  
breccia [breccia] present at locality  
distinctive [distinctive] clasts present - see comments  
fossil [fossil] locality  
key [key] locality - see comments  
exposure good [exposure]  
control [control] point - see comments  
photo [photo] taken at this location  

FoldAttitude

Attitude of folds.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
unknown unknown  
horizontal upright-[horizontal]  
plunging upright-[plunging]  
vertical [vertical] - fold-axis plunges steeply  
inclined [inclined] - one limb steeper, not plunging  
inclined-plunging [inclined-plunging] - one limb steeper and plunging  
reclined [reclined] - inclined with steeply plunging FA  
recumbent [recumbent] - overturned limb subhorizontal FA  

FoldFacing

Direction towards younger rocks.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
unknown [unknown] facing  
upward [upward] facing  
downward [downward] facing  
see-vergence see-vergence  

FoldGeneration

Fold generation of superposed folds.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
unknown unknown  
F1 [F1]-fold  
F2 [F2]-fold  
F3 [F3]-fold  
F4 [F4]-fold  
F5 [F5]-fold  
F6 [F6]-fold  

FoldGeometry

Geometry of folds.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
anticline [anticline] - older rocks inside fold  
syncline [syncline] - older rocks outside fold  
monocline monocline  
antiform [antiform] - younging unknown  
synform [synform] - younging unknown  
synformal-anticline [synformal-anticline] - younging known  
antiformal-syncline [antiformal-syncline] - younging known  

FoldLineType

Fold line type.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
hinge [hinge] line  
axial [axial] trace  
inflection monocline [inflection]  
synclinal [synclinal] bend of monocline  
anticlinal [anticlinal] bend of monocline  

FoldMapAsymmetry

Asymmetry of folds in map view.

Code Value Comments
hinge [hinge] fold-hinge - symmetric¬†  
M-fold [M-fold] - minor symmetric M-shaped fold-hinge  
W-fold [W-fold] -- minor symmetric W-shaped fold-hinge  
Z-fold [Z-fold] - dextral minor fold  
S-fold [S-fold] - sinistral minor fold  

FoldStyle

Fold style based on various fold classification schemes.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
1A [1A] - Fold is thinner at hinge than limb, convergent isogons  
1B [1B] Parallel fold - thickness constant, convergent isogons  
1C [1C] Fold is thicker at hinge than limb, convergent isogons  
2 [2] Similar fold - parallel isogons  
3 [3] Divergent isogons  
chevron chevron  
fault-bend fault-bend  
kink kink  
acute acute  
gentle gentle  
open open  
close close  
tight tight  
isoclinal isoclinal  
obtuse obtuse  
disharmonic disharmonic  
cylindrical cylindrical  
non-cylindrical non-cylindrical  
conical conical  

FoldSymbolClass

Code Value Comments
fold [fold] symbol - use Geometry and Attitude  
text text] - use SymbolText  
? [?] query symbol  

FoldTypeEvidence

Geologic evidence used to determine fold type.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
observed observed mesoscpic fold  
field [field] relations  
map [map] pattern  
minor [minor] folds  
subsurface [subsurface] data  
geophysical [geophysical] data  
multiple [multiple] criteria - see comments  

HeatFlowUnit

Units used for heatflow measurements.

Code Value Comments
SI [SI] metric  
HFU [HFU] Heat Flow Unit  

HorizDatum

Horizontal Datum used for tabular data.

Code Value Comments
NAD27 NAD27  
NAD83 NAD83  
WGS84 WGS84  

IDmethod

Method used to identify linear features.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
field [field] evidence (default) non-specific
lithologic [lithologic] discontinuity  
scarp fault [scarp] certain fault origin
escarpment topographic [escarpment] probable fault origin
topographic [topographic] lineament  
lineament other [lineament] - see comments  
photo [photo] interpretation  
vegetation [vegetation] change  
well [well] data  
subsurface [subsurface] data  
aeromagnetic [aeromagnetic] data  
magnetic ground [magnetic] data  
gravity [gravity] data  
seismic [seismic] data  
analytical [analytical] data  
lidar [lidar] data  
imagery remote sensing [imagery]¬†  
comments see [comments]  

IgneousComposition

Igneous composition (if applicable).

Code Value Comments
Value Name  
unknown unknown  
leucocratic leucocratic  
silicic silicic  
felsic felsic  
intermediate intermediate  
mafic mafic  
ultramafic ultramafic  

Inclination

Inclination of a linear fabric element, used to determine symbology.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
unknown unknown  
inclined inclined  
vertical vertical  
horizontal horizontal  
overturned overturned  

Induration

Induration of unit.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
well well  
moderate moderate  
poor poor  
unconsolidated unconsolidated  

LengthUnits

Units used for length measurement attributes.

Code Value Comments
mm [mm] millimeter  
cm [cm] centimeter  
m [m] meter  
km [km] kilometer  
in [in] inch  
ft [ft] foot  
mi [mi] mile  

LineAsymmetry

Asymmetry of linear rock fabric.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
symmetric symmetric  
towards [towards] trend  
from [from] trend  
down-plunge [down-plunge] vector direction  
up-plunge [up-plunge] vector direction  
normal [normal] / top-down displacement  
reverse [reverse] / top-up displacement  
dextral [dextral] or right-lateral shear  
sinistral [sinistral] or left lateral shear  

LithClass

Broadest class of lithologic unit.

Code Value Comments
sedimentary sedimentary  
volcanic volcanic  
intrusive intrusive  
metamorphic metamorphic  
anthropogenic anthropogenic  
water water  
mixed [mixed] lithologies  

LithIDbasis

Basis for identification of lithologic unit.

Code Value Comments
exposed [exposed] at surface  
float [float] mapping  
projected [projected] from known features  
dominant [dominant] lithology present  
strat-relation [strat-relation] implies ID  
map-relation [map-relation] implies ID  
photo [photo] interpretation  
imagery remote sensing [imagery]  

LithType

General type of unit of specified LithClass.

Code Value Comments
siliciclastic [siliciclastic] sediment  
mixed [mixed] siliciclatic/nonsiliciclastic sediment  
nonsiliciclastic [nonsiliciclastic] sediment  
lava [lava] flow  
dome lava [dome]  
ash volcanic [ash]  
volcaniclastic [volcaniclastic] rock  
plutonic [plutonic] intrusive  
hypabyssal [hypabyssal] intrusive  
dike [dike] intrusion  
sill [sill] intrusion  
metasedimentary metasedimentary  
metavolcanic metavolcanic  
metaplutonic metaplutonic  
unknown [unknown] protolith  
disturbed [disturbed] land  
artificial [artificial] fill  
tailings mine [tailings]  
dump dump  

LocType

Well XYZ location type.

Code Value Comments
survey Deviation [survey]  
TopPay [TopPay] zone  
Prod [Prod] Production zone  

MeasurementMethod

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
direct [direct] measurement  
sight compass [sight]  
average [average] of multiple measurements  
visual [visual] average  
compiled [compiled] data - see SourceID  
photo [photo] interepretation  
3pt [3pt] problem solution  

MetamorphicFacies

Metatmorphic facies (if applicable).

Code Value Comments
unknown unknown  
zeolite zeolite  
prehnite-pumpellyite prehnite-pumpellyite  
greenschist greenschist  
amphibolite amphibolite  
granulite granulite  
blueschist blueschist  
eclogite eclogite  
hornfels hornfels  
sanidinite sanidinite  

MineFeatureClass

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
mine mine  
quarry quarry  
adit adit  
shaft shaft  
pit pit  
prospect prospect  

Minutes

Range of minutes of Lat/Long for location attributes.

Min Max Comments
0 60  

Modified

Rock volume or area modified by physical process.

Code Value Comments
brecciated [brecciated] pervasively  
fractured [fractured] pervasively  
altered [altered] by chemical process  
mineralized [mineralized] by chemical process  
mylonite [mylonite] in ductile shear zone  

NM_County

Range of minutes of Lat/Long for location attributes.

Code Value Comments
Bernalillo Bernalillo  
Catron Catron  
Chavez Chavez  
Cibola Cibola  
Colfax Colfax  
Curry Curry  
De Baca De Baca  
Dona Ana Dona Ana  
Eddy Eddy  
Grant Grant  
Guadalupe Guadalupe  
Harding Harding  
Hildalgo Hildalgo  
Lea Lea  
Lincoln Lincoln  
Los Alamos Los Alamos  
Luna Luna  
McKinley McKinley  
Mora Mora  
Otero Otero  
Quay Quay  
Rio Arriba Rio Arriba  
Roosevelt Roosevelt  
San Juan San Juan  
San Miguel San Miguel  
Sandoval Sandoval  
Santa Fe Santa Fe  
Sierra Sierra  
Socorro Socorro  
Taos Taos  
Torrance Torrance  
Union Union  
Valencia Valencia  

NS

North of South compass directions.

Code Value Comments
N [N] North  
S [S] South  

OctantDirections

Bearings in octant compass directions.

Code Value Comments
N [N] North  
NE [NE] Northeast  
E [E] East  
SE [SE] Southeast  
S [S] South  
SW [SW] Southwest  
W [W] West  
NW [NW] Northwest  

ParamMethod

Method used to obtain a given parameter.

Code Value Comments
measured measured  
calculated calculated  
estimated estimated  

PerfType

Type of well perforation.

Code Value Comments
TA [TA] Temporarily Abandoned  
open [open] perforation  
closed [closed] perforation  
new [new] perforation  

Period

Geologic Period.

Code Value Comments
Quaternary [Quaternary] 0-2.6 Ma  
Q-T Quaternary-Tertiary [Q-T] 0-65.5 Ma  
Neogene Tertiary: [Neogene] 2.6-23.0 Ma  
Paleogene Tertiary: [Paleogene] 23.0-65.5 Ma  
Tertiary [Tertiary] unspecified 2.6-65.5 Ma  
Cretaceous [Cretaceous] 65.5-145.5 Ma  
Jurassic [Jurassic] 145.5-201.6 Ma  
Triassic [Triassic] 201.6-251.0 Ma  
P-T Permo-Triassic [P-T] 299-201.6 Ma  
Permian [Permian] 251.0-299.0 Ma  
Penn-Perm Pennsylvanian-Permain [Penn-Perm] 318-251 Ma  
Carboniferous [Carboniferous] 299.0-359 Ma  
Devonian [Devonian] 359-416 Ma  
Silurian [Silurian] 416-444 Ma  
Ordovician [Ordovician] 444-488 Ma  
Cambrian [Cambrian] 488-542 Ma  
Ediacaran [Ediacaran] 542-630 Ma  
Cryogenian [Cryogenian] 630-850 Ma  
Tonian [Tonian] 850-1000 Ma  
Stenian [Stenian] 1000-1200 Ma  
Ectasian [Ectasian] 1200-1400 Ma  
Calymmian [Calymmian] 1400-1600 Ma  
Stratherian [Stratherian] 1600-1800 Ma  
Orosirian [Orosirian] 1800-2050 Ma  
Rhyacian [Rhyacian] 2050-2300 Ma  
Siderian [Siderian] 2300-2500 Ma  

PressureUnits

Units of pressure used for measurements.

Code Value Comments
PSI PSI  
GPa GPa  

Rake

Range of rake values in degrees (for linear features on planar features).

Min Max Comments
0 180  

RockType

General rock type, used to determine symbology.

Code Value Comments
sedimentary [sedimentary] rock  
volcanic [volcanic] igneous rock  
intrusive [intrusive] igenous rock  
metamorphic [metamorphic] rock  
unknown unknown  

Seconds

Range of seconds of Lat/Long for location attributes.

Min Max Comments
0 60  

Sectn [Section]

Range of PLSS section numbers within Townships for location attributes.

Min Max Comments
0 36  

ShearCriteria

Criteria used to determine SlipBasis.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
riedel [riedel] shears  
mineral fibers [mineral fibers] - slickenlines  
imbrication clast [imbrication]  
sigma [sigma] porphyroclasts  
delta [delta] porphyroclasts  
s-c [s-c] fabric  

ShowPlunge

Specifies if fold plunge arrows should be shown.

Code Value Comments
0 [0] not plunging  
1 [1] plunge arrow  
2 [2] double plunge arrows  

Sides

Sides of cross section frame.

  Value Comments
left left  
right right  
bottom bottom  
top top  
bend [bend] in section  
map-boundary map-boundary  

SlipBasis

Basis for determination of slip sense.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
map [map] pattern  
observed [observed] offset  
scarp fault [scarp] certain fault origin
escarpment topographic [escarpment] probable fault origin
kinematic [kinematic] indicators  
minor [minor] faults  
geomorphic [geomorphic] evidence - see comments  
piercing [piercing] line/point  
vegetation [vegetation] lineament  
subsurface [subsurface] data  
geophysical [geophysical] evidence  
multiple criteria [multiple criteria] - see comments  

SlipSense

Slip sense of a fault.

Code Value Comments
unknown unknown  
normal [normal] - dip-slip  
low-angle normal [low-angle normal] - dip slip  
reverse [reverse] - dip-slip  
thrust [thrust] - dip-slip  
dextral [dextral] - strike-slip  
sinestral [sinestral] - strike-slip  
right-side-down [right-side-down] - unknown fault geometry  

State

Nearby US states and Mexico

Code Value Comments
NM [NM] New Mexico  
TX [TX] Texas  
CO [CO] Colorado  
AZ [AZ] Arizona  
UT [UT] Utah  
OK [OK] Oklaholma  
MX [MX] Mexico  

StationClass

Class of station point.

Code Value Comments
sample [sample] location  
station [station] location  
measurement [measurement] location  

StructClass

Class of geologic structure (faults and shear zones).

Code Value Comments
unknown unknown  
fault fault  
scarp fault [scarp]  
zone fault [zone]  
landslide [landslide] fault  
joint joint  
jointset jointset  
fracture [fracture] zone  
band deformation [band]  
breccia- [breccia] zone  
shear-zone shear-zone  
mylonite [mylonite] zone  
ultramylonite [ultramylonite] zone  
pseudotachylite [pseudotachylite] zone  
shear band shear band  

SubLineAsymmetry

Sub-classification of linear fabric asymmetry.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
tilt-corrected [tilt-corrected] paleovector  
tilted [tilted] paleovector  
normal [normal] / top-down displacement  
reverse [reverse] / top-up displacement  
dextral [dextral] or right lateral shear  
sinistral [sinistral] or left lateral shear  

SurfaceContactType

Geomorphic surface contact type.

Code Value Comments
upper [upper] bounding  
lower [lower] bounding  

SurfaceMargin

Lines bounding geomorphic surfaces.

Code Value Comments
margin surface [margin] lithologic units identical on both sides
contact lithologic [contact] separates two lithologic units
fault [fault] contact  
map-boundary map-boundary  

TempUnit

Unit of Temperature measurement.

Code Value Comments
C [C] Celsius  
F [F] Fahrenheit  
K [K] Kelvin  

Texture

Texture of lithologic unit.

Code Value Comments
angular angular  
subangular subangular  
subrounded subrounded  
rounded rounded  
well-rounded well-rounded  
clastic clastic  
glassy glassy  
ahphanitic ahphanitic  
phaneritic phaneritic  
porphyritic porphyritic  
megacrystic megacrystic  
brecciated brecciated  
mylonitic mylonitic  

ThermConductUnit

Thermal Conductivity Unit.

Code Value Comments
SI [SI] metric  
TCU [TCU] Thermal Conductivity Unit  

UnitBasis

Basis of unit definition.

Code Value Comments
group group  
formation formation  
member member  
lithology lithology  
age age  

UnitLetter

Unit Letter code for quarter-quarter subdivision of a section of land.

Code Value Comments
A [A] NE-NE  
B [B] NW-NE  
C [C] NE-NW  
D [D] NW-NW  
E [E] SE-NW  
F [F] SE-NW  
G [G] SW-NE  
H [H] SE-NE  
I [I] NE-SE  
J [J] NW-SE  
K [K] NE-SW  
L [L] NW-SW  
M [M] SW-SW  
N [N] SE-SW  
O [O] SW-SE  
P [P] SE-SE  
1 [1] irregular  
2 [2] irregular  
3 [3] irregular  
4 [4] irregular  
5 [5] irregular  
6 [6] irregular  
7 [7] irregular  
8 [8] irregular  
9 [9] irregular  
10 [10] irregular  
11 [11] irregular  
12 [12] irregular  
13 [13] irregular  
14 [14] irregular  
15 [15] irregular  
16 [16] irregular  

VertDatum

Vertical datums.

Code Value Comments
NAVD-29 NAVD-29  
NAVD-88 NAVD-88  
GRS-80 GRS-80  

WeightPerLength

Units used for weight per unit of length measurements.

Code Value Comments
lbs/ft lbs/ft  
kg/m kg/m  

WellActionClass

Class of action specified in the Well_History table.

Code Value Comments
completion completion  
recompletion recompletion  
log [log] taken  
samples [samples] taken  
status [status] change  

WellCasingDiaType

Well casing diameter type (ID or OD).

Code Value Comments
OD [OD] Outside Diameter  
ID [ID] Inside Diameter  

WellClass

Class of well.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
petroleum petroleum  
mineral mineral  
water water  
geothermal geothermal  
coal coal  
strat-test strat-test  
other [other] see comments  

WellCommodity

Commodity of interest extracted from a well.

Code Value Comments
oil oil  
gas gas  
oil-gas oil-gas  
water water  
brine brine  
geothermal geothermal  
U [U] Uranium  
He [He] Helium  
CO2 [CO2] Carbon Dioxide  
OtherGas OtherGas  
S [S] Sulfer  
NaCl [NaCl] Salt  
potash potash  
mineral mineral  
metals metals  
data data  
other other  

WellDepthDatum

Datum used for depth measurements in a well recordset.

Code Value Comments
Value Name  
GL [GL] Ground Level  
DF [Driller Floor]  
KB [KB] Kelly Bushing  
TVD [TVD] Total Vertical Depth  

WellDrillingFluid

Fluid used when drilling a well.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
mud mud  
diesel diesel  
water water  
saltwater saltwater  
other other  

WellDrillMethod

Method used to drill a well.

Code Value Comments
core core  
mud [mud] rotary  
air [air] rotary  
reverse [reverse] circulation  
wire [wire] rig  
cable [cable] tool  

WellLogClass

Class of recorded well log.

Code Value Comments
lithologic lithologic  
geophysical geophysical  
caliper [caliper] borehole size  
view [view] photo or video  
engineering [engineering] related  
chemical [chemical] analysis in well  
orientation [orientation] of well bore  
location [location] in 3-D  
other [other] see Int_Notes  

WellOrientation

Orientation of well bore.

Code Value Comments
vertical vertical  
directional directional  
horizontal horizontal well bore becomes horizontal

WellRecordClass

Main classification of the type of data in a well recordset.

Code Value Comments
drilling [drilling] actions  
sample [sample] actions  
log [log] aquired  
picks [picks] made  
geothermal [geothermal] data  
test [test] done  
survey [survey] done  
production [production] data  
data other [data] aquired  

WellResults

Results of drilling a well, particularly for petroleum wells.

Code Value Comments
dry [dry] or absent  
show [show] or present  
reserves [reserves] present  
production [production] of commodity  
success [success] in effort made  
failure [failure] in effort made  

WellSampleClass

Main classification of the type of well samples collected.

Code Value Comments
core core  
cuttings cuttings  
water water  
oil oil  
gas gas  
data [data] collected  
other [other] see Int_Notes  

WellSampleType

Well sample type of specified class.

Code Value Comments
Value Name  
intact [intact] core  
core+frags core+frags  
frags [frags] fragments  
split sample [split]  
pulp sample [pulp]  
composite sample [composite]  

WellStatus

Status of a well.

Code Value Comments
WO [WO] work over  
PA [PA] plugged - abandoned  
DA [DA] dry - abandoned  
TA [TA] temporarily abandoned  
DHC [DHC] Down-hole Comingled  
New [New] New well  

WellType

Type of well of specified class .

Code Value Comments
oil oil  
gas gas  
injection injection  
disposal disposal  
monitoring monitoring  
domestic domestic  
municipal municipal  
supply supply  
multi [multi] use  
scientific scientific  
mining mining  
storage storage  
other [other] see comments  

WorkType

Type of work don on a well. New location, Drilling, Completion, Work Over, Test Data, Resurveyed

Code Value Comments
new [new] location  
drilling drilling  
completion completion  
WO [WO] work-over  
test [test] data  
resurvey resurvey  

XsectLineClass

Class of line shown on a cross section.

Code Value Comments
contact contact  
fault fault  
profile topographic [profile]  
water [water] table  
dike dike thin dike
vein vein thin vein
intra-unit [intra-unit] boundary  
well well  
geomorphic [geomorphic] surface  
contour [contour] surface  
TIN [TIN] surface  
DEM [DEM] surface  

XY_Units

Units used for horizontal coordinates.

Code Value Comments
UTM-m [UTM-m] meters  
UTM-ft [UTM-ft] (feet)  
dd [dd] decimal degrees  
dms [dms] degrees-minutes-seconds  
SP-ft [SP-ft] State Plane feet  
SP-m [SP-m] State Plane meters  
local [local] coordinate system  

Younging

Description of knowledge regarding younging of rocks.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
unknown unknown  
upright [upright] - confirmed  
overturned [overturned] - confirmed  
dip-dir [dip-dir] near vertical, youngs towards dip-dir  
assumed [assumed] -- see Inclination  

YoungingCriteria

Critera used to establish younging of rocks.

Code Value Comments
unspecified unspecified  
stratigraphic [stratigraphic] evidence  
basin [basin] fill  
cross [cross] - bedding  
graded [graded] - bedding  
load [load] casts  
mudcracks tapered [mudcracks]  
flame [flame] structrues  
scour [scour] and fill structures  
fossils sequence of [fossils]  
pillow [pillow] basalts  
see comments [see comments] for details