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Simple mineral occurrence information is delivered using MineralOccurrenceView via WFS and WMS. MineralOccurrenceView is the simplified version of the complex multi-commodity mineral deposit feature "EarthResourceML:MineralOccurrence".

Schema Info:

EarthResourceML-Lite VersionSchema linkDocumentation
v1.0EarthResourceML-Lite Schema v1.0Documentation

The Geoscience Portal tools will operate on the following attributes:

  • identifier
  • shape
  • mineralOccurrenceType_uri
  • representativeCommodity_uri
  • name

so every effort should be made to populate at least those attributes where data exists.

Example WFS GetFeature encoding:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<wfs:FeatureCollection xmlns:wfs="" xmlns:xs="" xmlns:swe="" xmlns:gml="" xmlns:gsml="" xmlns:gsmlu="" xmlns:er="" xmlns:erl="" xmlns:gmd="" xmlns:xlink="" xmlns:xsi="" numberMatched="unknown" numberReturned="1" timeStamp="2018-05-07T00:40:43.210Z" xsi:schemaLocation="">
        <erl:MineralOccurrenceView gml:id="erl.mineraloccurrenceview.333286">
            <!-- gml:id is an alpha-numeric (ie; not just numbers) unique identifier. Recommended format: erl.mineraloccurrenceview.<DATABASEID> -->
            <!-- A unique URL that resolves to this xml document. Recommended format: http://<HOSTNAME>/feature/<PROVIDER ACRONYM>/erl/mineraloccurrenceview/<DATABASEID> -->
            <!-- Human readable name of the deposit, mineralised zone or occurrence, not the associated mine. If unnamed, construct a human-readable label for the occurrence, like "unnamed occurrence 1254", not a url or urn. -->
            <!-- Use the CGI vocabulary "skos:prefLabel" for the Mineral Occurrence Type from -->
            <erl:commodity>Gold, Copper</erl:commodity>
            <!-- If more than one commodity exists in the mineral occurrence, concatenate them with commas. Human readable text, not urn or url. -->
            <!-- Human readable name of an associated mine, not a url or urn. -->
            <erl:geologicHistory>Late Ordovician</erl:geologicHistory>
            <!-- Human-readable geological age of the mineral occurrence. -->
            <erl:observationMethod>method unknown</erl:observationMethod>
            <!-- Human readable free text descriptor of the observation method. eg; global positioning system, published map, field observation, aerial photography, unknown. -->
            <erl:positionalAccuracy>100 metres</erl:positionalAccuracy>
            <!-- Human readable free text descriptor of accuracy. eg; accurate, approximate, unknown, 5 metres, 1 kilometre. -->
            <!-- Use the CGI vocabulary at -->
            <!-- A URL to identify the major commodity. Vocabulary: -->
            <!-- A URL to identify the representative age of the mineralisation. Use an agreed vocabulary, eg; -->
            <!-- A URL to identify the representative age of the mineralisation. Use an agreed vocabulary, eg; -->
            <!-- A URL to identify the representative age of the mineralisation. Use an agreed vocabulary, eg; -->
            <!-- URI of the full representation of ER:MineralOccurrence. Recommended format: http://<HOSTNAME>/feature/<PROVIDER ACRONYM>/er/mineraloccurrence/<DATABASEID> -->
                <gml:Point srsDimension="2" srsName="">
                    <gml:pos>-36.1153878342 147.0912532067</gml:pos>
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