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Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML).
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    hierarchyLevel:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
    contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
        individualName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                voice:  (303) 497-4603
                facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
            address:  (CI_Address)
                deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/NE42
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  CO
                postalCode:  80305-3328
                country:  USA
                electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
            hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
        role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
    dateStamp:  2015-12-31
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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        referenceSystemIdentifier:  (RS_Identifier)
            authority:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
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                    date:  2008-11-12
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                    organisationName:  European Petroleum Survey Group
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                            linkage: http://www.epsg-registry.org/
                            name:  European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Dataset
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            code:  urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
            version:  6.18.3
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    identificationInfo:  (MD_DataIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML).
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                date:  1977-12-31
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2006-08-25
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
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                  Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5VM498W
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                individualName:  Dr. Terry Nelson
                organisationName:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML)
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                organisationName:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                name:  NCEI/WDS for Geophysics digital data set
                issueIdentification:  IMLGS services layer AOML and discrete data sets MGG03005001 through MGG03995999
            otherCitationDetails:  The NOAA Atlantic Oceanograpic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML) formerly operated a geosample repository which stored ocean floor cores and grabs collected during their marine geology research activities. AOML no longer maintains a core repository and samples previously curated by AOML are no longer available. AOML contributed data about their collection to the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database. The IMLGS is a collaboration between NCEI and multiple institutions (some supported by NSF) and government agencies, created by the institutions to offer common data about, and discovery/access to geological samples in their sample repository collections. The purpose of the IMLGS is to promote new research on existing samples. The database is maintained by NCEI under the guidance of a Curators Consortium, composed of representatives from the partner institutions.
        abstract:  The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Atlantic Oceanograpic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML) formerly operated a geosample repository which stored ocean floor cores and grabs collected during their marine geology research activities. The repository housed 968 cores, grabs, and suspended sediment samples from multiple cruises of the ships Ferrel and Researcher collected from 1974 through 1981. The AOML repository was decommissioned and samples previously curated by AOML are no longer available for study. Prior to closing the repository, AOML coded and sent data and information related to their sample collection to NCEI (formerly NGDC) for long-term archive, and for discoverability via the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database.
        purpose:  The purpose of adding information about the AOML geological samples collection to the IMLGS was originally to promote new research on existing samples. Since closure of the repository, the information still serves to improve public access to NOAA research results by providing geospatial information about samples on which former AOML techincal publications and research were based.
        credit:  The AOML core repository was funded by NOAA.
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            individualName:  Dr. Charles Featherstone
            organisationName:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML)
            positionName:  Geologist
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                    voice:  305-361-4401
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                    deliveryPoint:  NOAA-AOML, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
                    city:  Miami
                    administrativeArea:  FL
                    postalCode:  33149
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  charles.featherstone@noaa.gov
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            maintenanceNote:  AOML core data in the IMLGS were contributed prior to, and have not been updated since approximately 2006, the repository is closed and the cores are no longer available for research.
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            keyword:  Scientific archives
            keyword:  Electronic records
            keyword:  Oceanography
            keyword:  Ocean bottom
            keyword:  Geology
            keyword:  Submarine geology
            keyword:  Marine sediments
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            keyword:  Marine geology
            keyword:  Rock and sediment lithology and mineralogy
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            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
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                title:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
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                    date:  2018-03-15
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                edition:  8.6
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                            description:  The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords.
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            keyword:  In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
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                    date:  2018-03-14
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            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
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                title:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
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                    date:  2018-02-27
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                            linkage: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords
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                            description:  The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords.
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            keyword:  IMLGS
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            keyword:  ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
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            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                    date:  2018-03-18
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            keyword:  GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
            keyword:  VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
            keyword:  OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
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                title:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
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                    date:  2017-07-25
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        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
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            otherConstraints:  cite as: NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML): Archive of data and information about the former AOML geosample collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5VM498W [date of access].
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            otherConstraints:  Samples from the former AOML repository are no longer available for study.
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            otherConstraints:  Sample metadata are available online for free download.
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            useLimitation:  Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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            otherConstraints:  While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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                    date:  2006-08-25
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                      Anchor:  AOML Home AOML Home
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                title:  Curators of Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Consortium: Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5H41PB8
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                    date:  1977-12-31
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                    date:  1977-12-31
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              MemberName:
                aName:  last_update
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            descriptor:  The date when date from a sample was added to the database or last updated in the database.
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            definition:  An abbreviation for the sample repository responsible for curating a given marine or lacustrine geological sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  AOML: NOAA - Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (now closed)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ARFFSU: Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility, Florida State University
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              Record:  AWI: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research (not actively adding samples)
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              Record:  BOSCORF: British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility, Southampton Oceanography Centre
            rangeElement:
              Record:  BPRC: Byrd Polar Research Center Ohio State University Core Repository
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Canada: Geological Survey of Canada, Atlantic (GSCA), Bedford Institute of Oceanography
            rangeElement:
              Record:  DSDP: Deep Sea Drilling Project (housed at IODP, superceded by ODP)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ECS: U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Program Sample Repository, operated by the U.S. Geological Survey
            rangeElement:
              Record:  GEOMAR: IFM-GEOMAR Leibniz-Institute for Marine Sciences (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  IODP: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
            rangeElement:
              Record:  LDEO: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
            rangeElement:
              Record:  LacCore: National Lacustrine Core Repository, University of Minnesota
            rangeElement:
              Record:  NMNH: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Samples collected by NOS/USCGS only)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ODP: Ocean Drilling Program (superceded by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  OSU: College of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
            rangeElement:
              Record:  PMEL: NOAA- Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratories (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  RSMAS: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  SIO: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
            rangeElement:
              Record:  SOEST: School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii-Manoa (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  U WISC: Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  URI: Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
            rangeElement:
              Record:  USC: Department of Earth sciences, University of Southern California (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  USGSMP: US Geological Survey, Menlo Park CA
            rangeElement:
              Record:  USGSSP: US Geological Survey, St. Petersburg FL
            rangeElement:
              Record:  USGSWH: US Geological Survey, Woods Hole MA
            rangeElement:
              Record:  UT: University of Texas Institute of Geophysics (not actively adding samples)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  WHOI: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  ship_code
            definition:  A deprecated four-digit numeric code. The first two digits are an institution code and the second two digits are a unique ship within the institution. This code is internal to NCEI and specific to marine geology.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  NCEI/MGG Institution and Ship Codes. This value must not be null.: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  platform
            definition:  The name of the platform (usually a ship) that collected the geological sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is a controlled vocabulary list of platform (ship) names maintained at NCEI. It is a text field up to 50 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository and regularized to a standard vocabulary by NCEI. The names are checked against the list maintained by ICES, and the R2R list for consistency.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  cruise
            definition:  The period of operation of a ship, during which a geological sample was taken. A cruise may contain one or more legs, or port-to-port segments.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. The cruise identifier is a freeform text field up to 30 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository. If another, standard identifier for the cruise or leg within a cruise for a given sample, it will be coded in the leg field. This value must not be null.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  sample
            definition:  The sample may be geologic material recovered by a single grab, dredge, or core, or may indicate a single hole in the sea floor or lakebed. Within a hole/sample, there may be additional distinct down-hole cores, sections, or intervals.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Sample identifier is a freeform text field up to 30 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository. This value must not be null.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  device
            definition:  The type of device used to recover a geologic sample from the sea floor or a lakebed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core: A coring device that is undifferentiated as far as specific type.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, box: A shallow coring device in a box-like or rectangular shape.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, camera mounted: A coring device mounted on a camera.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, dart: A small coring device usually used to recover a rock sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, free-fall: A free-fall specialized tubular gravity coring device
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, gravity: A coring device, driven into sediment by a weight.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, hand-held: A hand operated coring device.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, kastenlot: A long, rectangular gravity corer.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, multicorer: A device taking multiple, small, tubular cores at once.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, piston: A tubular sampling device, with an inner piston, used to recover sediment.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, piston(giant): A piston coring device that is longer and wider in diameter than a standard piston corer.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, submersible mounted: A coring device mounted on a submersible vehicle.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  core, vibrating: A sediment coring device, with a vibrating mechanism, often used to recover coarse sediments, such as sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  corer, trigger wt.: A small core mounted on a larger piston core. When the trigger wt. corer hits the sediment surface, it causes the piston to activate within the piston core.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  downhole coring: Used to indicate a hole from which multiple individual coring devices have sequentially extracted geologic samples, down the hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dredge: A device dragged along the seabed surface, to recover geologic material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dredge (old fmt): Used to indicate a dredging device where sample information was entered into the database using old descriptors.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dredge, rock: A dredging device specifically designed to recover rock samples.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  drill: A drilling device that is undifferentiated as to specific type.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  drill, rock: A drilling device designed to obtain rock samples.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  drill, sediment: A drilling device designed to recover sediment.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  grab: A sampling device designed to recover undifferentiated material from the surface of the sea floor or lakebed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  grab, ROV: A grab sampler mounted/operated from a remotely operated vehicle.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  probe: Indicates a sample taken in conjunction with a sea floor probe.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  suspended sediment: A sampling device designed to recover sediment suspended above the sea floor.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  trap, sediment: A device intended to trap sediment over time to measure sediment transport.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  trawl: A net dragged along the sea floor.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  unknown device: Used in all cases when the sampling device is unknown, the field must not be null.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  ns
            definition:  Indicator of whether latitude is north or south of the equator.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  n: Latitude value is north of the equator.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  s: Latitude measured is south of the equator.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  end_ns
            definition:  Indicator of whether latitude is north or south of the equator, where sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  n: Latitude value is north of the equator.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  s: Latitude measured is south of the equator.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  ew
            definition:  Indicator of whether longitude is east or west of the Prime Meridian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  e: Longitude measured is east of the Prime Meridian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  w: Longitude measured is west of the Prime Meridian.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  end_ew
            definition:  Indicator of whether longitude is east or west of the Prime Meridian, at which sampling operations were concluded. Blank if sampling location is fixed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  e: Longitude measured is east of the Prime Meridian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  w: Longitude measured is west of the Prime Meridian.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  latlon_orig
            definition:  Indicates the units in which latitude and longitude were originally coded.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  d: Latitude and longitude were originally entered in decimal degrees.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  m: Latitude and longitude were originally entered in degrees, minutes, and hundredths of minutes.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  storage_meth
            definition:  Indicates the sample storage method used.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  frozen: Samples are kept frozen.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  refrigerated: Samples are refrigerated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  room temperature, dry: Samples are kept at room temperature, unsealed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  room temperature, moisture sealed: Samples are kept at room temperature, moisture sealed.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  pi
            definition:  The name of the Principal Investigator that collected, or is responsible for, the geologic sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. The name is a freeform text field up to 255 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  province
            definition:  The physiographic province of the site where the sample was collected.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  shelf, insular: insular shelf
            rangeElement:
              Record:  shelf, continental: continental shelf (along continental margin)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  slope, insular: insular slope
            rangeElement:
              Record:  slope, continental: continental slope
            rangeElement:
              Record:  rise, insular: insular rise
            rangeElement:
              Record:  rise, continental: continental rise
            rangeElement:
              Record:  marginal plateau or borderland: marginal plateau or borderland, deeper than 100 fms (eg. Blake Plateau)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  unspecified
            rangeElement:
              Record:  apron, archipelagic: archipelagic apron
            rangeElement:
              Record:  abyssal plain
            rangeElement:
              Record:  abyssal hills
            rangeElement:
              Record:  seamount or seamount province
            rangeElement:
              Record:  rise or ridge, aseismic ocean: aseismic oceanic rise or ridge (eg. Rio Grande Rise or Walvis Ridge)
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ridge crest
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ridge flank
            rangeElement:
              Record:  axial valley
            rangeElement:
              Record:  trench, insular: insular trench
            rangeElement:
              Record:  trench, continental margin: trench along a continental margin
            rangeElement:
              Record:  fracture zone
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sea, marginal: marginal sea
            rangeElement:
              Record:  basin, small ocean: small ocean basin
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lake, inland fresh water: inland fresh water lake
            rangeElement:
              Record:  harbor, shallow bay: harbor or shallow bay
            rangeElement:
              Record:  delta or cone
            rangeElement:
              Record:  canyon, submarine: submarine canyon
            rangeElement:
              Record:  canyon or channel, mid-ocean: mid-ocean canyon or channel
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plateau, oceanic: oceanic plateau
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lake, salt water inland: salt water inland lake
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sound
            rangeElement:
              Record:  strait
            rangeElement:
              Record:  channel, river or stream: river or stream channel
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lagoon
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lake: lake, undifferentiated type
            rangeElement:
              Record:  paleochannel
            rangeElement:
              Record:  paleolake
            rangeElement:
              Record:  reservoir
            rangeElement:
              Record:  wetland
            rangeElement:
              Record:  beach
            rangeElement:
              Record:  estuary
            rangeElement:
              Record:  fjord
            rangeElement:
              Record:  paleoestuary
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrestrial, undifferentiated
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  lake
            definition:  The name of the lake from which a geological sample was collected.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Lake is a freeform text field up to 50 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository and compiled into an alphabetical list by NCEI.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  igsn
            definition:  International Geosample Number (IGSN).
            rangeElement:
              Record: http://geosamples.org.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  imlgs
            definition:  IMLGS identifier
            rangeElement:
              Record:  A unique number preceded by imlgs representing one record in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples database
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  leg
            definition:  A definitive cruiseleg identifier used to cross reference the sample material to additional information about the cruse and leg on which it was collected. May also be used to specify an alternative leg identifier to the cruise parameter.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Values are determined by a variety of definitive sources, such as the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), the Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO Explorer, the R2R system, and the US Geological Survey InfoBank, among others. It consists of a community consensus definitive identifier for a particular cruise leg combination, and may change over time.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  other_link
            definition:  A URL linking sample level information in the database to additional data and information outside the database, usually archived by NCEI, related to the sample. For example, core photographs, descriptions, or analyses.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. It consists of a valid program call/URL up to 500 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  sample_comments
            definition:  Comments about a whole core, grab, dredge, or hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 2000 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  show_sampl
            definition:  URL to link detailed interval level information to a whole core, grab, dredge, or hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 254 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  dhcore_id
            definition:  A distinct down-hole core taken sequentially down a multi-core hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Downhole core identifier is a freeform text field up to 30 characters in length, assigned by the sample repository.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  lith1
            definition:  Primary lithology of the material described.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, algae: calcareous material, predominately algae.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, biogenic: calcareous material, biogenic in origin.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, coral: calcareous material, predominately coral.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, foraminifera: calcareous material, predominately foraminifera.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, nannofossils: calcareous material, predominately nannofossils.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, nonbiogenic: calcareous material, predominately nonbiogenic in origin.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, oolites: calcareous material, predominately oolites.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, ostracods: calcareous material, predominately ostracods.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, pteropods: calcareous material, predominately pteropods.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, shells: calcareous material, predominately shells.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, spines: calcareous material, predominately spines.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clay minerals: Clay minerals.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dolomite: Dolomite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  fish teeth: Fish teeth.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  glauconite: Glauconite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  iron or iron oxide: Iron or iron oxide.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  manganese: Manganese.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  opaques: Opaque material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  phosphate: Phosphate.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plant debris: Plant debris.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  pyrite or marcasite: Pyrite or marcasite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous: Siliceous material, undefined dominant component.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, diatoms: Siliceous material, predominately diatoms.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, radiolaria: Siliceous material, predominately radiolaria.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, sponge spicules: Siliceous material, predominately sponge spicules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrigenous: Terrigenous material, undefined dominant component.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  volcanics: Volcanic material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  zeolites: Zeolites.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  text1
            definition:  Primary texture of the material described.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  allogenic limestone: Allogenic limestone, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  authigenic limestone: Authigenic limestone, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ash: ash.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  breccia: Breccia.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  chert or porcelanite: Chert or porcelanite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  crusts: Crusts.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  erratic rock: An erratic rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  evaporite: Evaporite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  glass shards: Glass shards.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravel: Gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravelly mud: Gravelly mud.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravelly sand: Gravelly sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lapilli: Lapilli.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic rock: Metamorphic rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  mud or ooze: Mud or ooze.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muddy gravel: Muddy gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muddy sand: Muddy sand
            rangeElement:
              Record:  nodules: Nodules
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plutonic or igneous rock: Plutonic or igneous rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sand: Sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sandy gravel: Sandy gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sandy mud or ooze: Sandy mud or ooze.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  slabs: Slabs.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrigenous clastic sedimentary rock: Terrigenous clastic sedimentary rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  volcanic igneous rock: Volcanic igneous rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  lith2
            definition:  Secondary lithology of the material described.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, algae: calcareous material, predominately algae.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, biogenic: calcareous material, biogenic in origin.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, coral: calcareous material, predominately coral.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, foraminifera: calcareous material, predominately foraminifera.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, nannofossils: calcareous material, predominately nannofossils.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, nonbiogenic: calcareous material, predominately nonbiogenic in origin.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, oolites: calcareous material, predominately oolites.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, ostracods: calcareous material, predominately ostracods.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, pteropods: calcareous material, predominately pteropods.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, shells: calcareous material, predominately shells.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  calcareous, spines: calcareous material, predominately spines.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clay minerals: Clay minerals.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  dolomite: Dolomite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  fish teeth: Fish teeth.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  glauconite: Glauconite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  iron or iron oxide: Iron or iron oxide.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  manganese: Manganese.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  opaques: Opaque material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  phosphate: Phosphate.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plant debris: Plant debris.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  pyrite or marcasite: Pyrite or marcasite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous: Siliceous material, undefined dominant component.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, diatoms: Siliceous material, predominately diatoms.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, radiolaria: Siliceous material, predominately radiolaria.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  siliceous, sponge spicules: Siliceous material, predominately sponge spicules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrigenous: Terrigenous material, undefined dominant component.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  volcanics: Volcanic material.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  zeolites: Zeolites.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  text2
            definition:  Secondary texture of the material described.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  allogenic limestone: Allogenic limestone, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  authigenic limestone: Authigenic limestone, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ash: ash.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  breccia: Breccia.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  chert or porcelanite: Chert or porcelanite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  crusts: Crusts.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  erratic rock: An erratic rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  evaporite: Evaporite, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  glass shards: Glass shards.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravel: Gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravelly mud: Gravelly mud.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  gravelly sand: Gravelly sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  lapilli: Lapilli.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic rock: Metamorphic rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  mud or ooze: Mud or ooze.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muddy gravel: Muddy gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muddy sand: Muddy sand
            rangeElement:
              Record:  nodules: Nodules
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plutonic or igneous rock: Plutonic or igneous rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sand: Sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sandy gravel: Sandy gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sandy mud or ooze: Sandy mud or ooze.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  slabs: Slabs.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  terrigenous clastic sedimentary rock: Terrigenous clastic sedimentary rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  volcanic igneous rock: Volcanic igneous rock, deprecated, see rock_lith.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  description
            definition:  A freeform description of the geological sample.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Description is a freeform text field up to 2000 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  age
            definition:  Geologic age.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Cretaceous: Cretaceous, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Cretaceous, Early: Early, or Lower Cretaceous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Cretaceous, Late: Late, or Upper Cretaceous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Cretaceous, Middle: Middle Cretaceous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Eocene: Eocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Holocene: Holocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Jurassic: Jurassic, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Jurassic, Early: Early, or Lower Jurassic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Jurassic, Late: Late, or Upper Jurassic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Jurassic, Middle: Middle Jurassic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Miocene: Miocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Mississippian: Mississippian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Oligocene: Oligocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Paleocene: Paleocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pennsylvanian: Pennsylvanian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Permian: Permian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pleistocene: Pleistocene, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pleistocene, Late: Late, or Upper Pleistocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pliocene: Pliocene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic: Pre-Jurassic, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic, Cambrian: Pre-Jurassic, Cambrian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic, Devonian: Pre-Jurassic, Devonian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic, Ordovician: Pre-Jurassic, Ordovician.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Pre-Jurassic, Siluriian: Pre-Jurassic, Silurian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Precambrian: Precambrian.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Quaternary: Quaternary, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Tertiary: Tertiary, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  Triassic: Triassic, undifferentiated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  unknown: Unknown age.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  absolute_age_top
            definition:  The absolute age in years at the top of interval.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is a freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  absolute_age_bot
            definition:  The absolute age in years at the bottom of interval.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is a freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  rock_lith
            definition:  Rock lithology.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic): igneous (extrusive/volcanic) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), andesites: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), andesite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, aphyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, aphyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-cpx phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-pg phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-pg phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-pg-cpx phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, ol-pg-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, olivine phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, olivine phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, pillow: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, pillow.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, plagioclase phyric: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, plagioclase phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, vesicular (>10% vesicles): igneous (extrusive/volcanic), basalt, vesicular (>10% vesicles).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), dacites: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), dacites.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), hyaloclastites: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), hyaloclastites.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), latite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), latite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), leucitite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), leucitite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), metabasalt: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), metabasalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), nephelinite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), nephelinite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), obsidian/quenched basalt-glass: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), obsidian/quenched basalt-glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), phonolite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), phonolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), pumice/scoria: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), pumice/scoria.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), rhyolite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), rhyolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), sheet flow basalt: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), sheet flow basalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), tephrite: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), tephrite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), trachybasalt: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), trachybasalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (extrusive/volcanic), trachyte: igneous (extrusive/volcanic), trachyte.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal): igneous (hypabyssal) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), aplite: igneous (hypabyssal), aplite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, aphyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, aphyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, cpx-phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, cpx-phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-cpx phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-pg phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-pg phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-pg-cpx phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, ol-pg-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, olivine phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, olivine phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, pg-cpx phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, pg-cpx phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, plagioclase phyric: igneous (hypabyssal), diabase, plagioclase phyric.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), diorite porphyry: igneous (hypabyssal), diorite porphyry.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), granite porphyry: igneous (hypabyssal), granite porphyry.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), granophyre: igneous (hypabyssal),granophyre .
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), lamprophyre: igneous (hypabyssal), lamprophyre.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), metadiabase: igneous (hypabyssal), metadiabase.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (hypabyssal), pegmatite: igneous (hypabyssal), pegmatite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic): igneous (intrusive/plutonic) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), anorthosite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), anorthosite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), clinopyroxenite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), clinopyroxenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), diorite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), diorite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), dunite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), dunite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, ferro: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, ferrous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, olivine: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, olivine.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, quartz: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), gabbro, quartz.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), granite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), granite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), granodiorite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), granodiorite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), harzburgite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), harzburgite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), hornblendite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), hornblendite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), lherzolite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), lherzolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), metagabbro: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), metagabbro.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), monzonite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), monzonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), norite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), norite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), orthopyroxenite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), orthopyroxenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), peridotite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), peridotite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), serpentinite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), serpentinite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), syenite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), syenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), tonalite (qtz diorite): igneous (intrusive/plutonic), tonalite (qtz diorite).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), tondhjemite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), tondhjemite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), troctolite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), troctolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), websterite, olivine: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), websterite, olivine.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  igneous (intrusive/plutonic), wehrlite: igneous (intrusive/plutonic), wehrlite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed): metamorphic (metamorphosed) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), amphibolite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), amphibolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), blastomylonite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), blastomylonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), cataclastite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), cataclastite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), eclogite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), eclogite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss: metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss, augen: metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss, augen.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss, banded: metamorphic (metamorphosed), gneiss, banded.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), granulite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), granulite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), greenstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), greenstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), hornfels: metamorphic (metamorphosed), hornfels.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), marble: metamorphic (metamorphosed), marble.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), metabasalt/greenstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), metabasalt/greenstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), metadiabase/greenstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), metadiabase/greenstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), metagabbro/greenstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), metagabbro/greenstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), migmatite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), migmatite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), phyllite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), phyllite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), quartzite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), quartzite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), rodingite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), rodingite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), schist: metamorphic (metamorphosed), schist.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), serpentinite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), serpentinite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), skarn: metamorphic (metamorphosed), skarn.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), slate: metamorphic (metamorphosed), slate.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), soapstone: metamorphic (metamorphosed), soapstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), tectonite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), tectonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphic (metamorphosed), ultramylonite: metamorphic (metamorphosed), ultramylonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical): sedimentary (chemical) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), Mn/Fe nodules: sedimentary (chemical), Mn/Fe nodules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), Mn/Fe oxide crusts and nodules: sedimentary (chemical), Mn/Fe oxide crusts and nodules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), amorphous silica (tube worm tests): sedimentary (chemical), amorphous silica (tube worm tests).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), anhydrite: sedimentary (chemical), anhydrite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), calcite (assoc with sulfide chimney): sedimentary (chemical), calcite (assoc with sulfide chimney).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), chalcopyrite: sedimentary (chemical), chalcopyrite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), chert/porcelanite: sedimentary (chemical), chert/porcelanite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), dolomite/dolostone: sedimentary (chemical), dolomite/dolostone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), gypsum: sedimentary (chemical), gypsum.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), iron ore: sedimentary (chemical), iron ore.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), iron stone: sedimentary (chemical), iron stone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), jasper: sedimentary (chemical), jasper.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), limestone: sedimentary (chemical), limestone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), limestone, lithographic: sedimentary (chemical), limestone, lithographic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), phosphorite crusts: sedimentary (chemical), phosphorite crusts.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), phosphorite nodules: sedimentary (chemical), phosphorite nodules.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), pyrite/marcasite: sedimentary (chemical), pyrite/marcasite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), salt: sedimentary (chemical), salt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), sphalerite/wurtzite: sedimentary (chemical), sphalerite/wurtzite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), sulfide "dust": sedimentary (chemical), sulfide "dust".
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), sulfide chimney (fragment): sedimentary (chemical), sulfide chimney (fragment).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), sulfide chimney (whole specimen): sedimentary (chemical), sulfide chimney (whole specimen).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (chemical), travertine: sedimentary (chemical), travertine.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic) rock.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), arkose: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), arkose.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, hyaloclastite/palagonite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, hyaloclastite/palagonite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, intraformational (sed rocks in same matrix): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, intraformational (sed rocks in same matrix).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, serpentinite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, serpentinite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, tectonic: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), breccia, tectonic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcarenite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcarenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcilutite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcilutite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcirudite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), calcirudite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), claystone: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), claystone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), conglomerate: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), conglomerate.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, arkosic: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, arkosic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, lithic: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, lithic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, sandy: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, sandy.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, volcanic: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), greywacke, volcanic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), marl: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), marl.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), mudstone (lutite): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), mudstone (lutite).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), oligomictic conglomerate (clasts of one lithology): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), oligomictic conglomerate (clasts of one lithology).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), orthoquartzite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), orthoquartzite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), polymictic conglomerate (containing rock fragments): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), polymictic conglomerate (containing rock fragments).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), sandstone, lithic (containing rock fragments): sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), sandstone, lithic (containing rock fragments).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), sandstone/arenite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), sandstone/arenite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), shale: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), shale.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), siltstone: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), siltstone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), tillite: sedimentary (detrital/fragmental or clastic), tillite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic): sedimentary (organic).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), chalk: sedimentary (organic), chalk.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), coal: sedimentary (organic), coal.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), coquina (fossiliferous limestone): sedimentary (organic), coquina (fossiliferous limestone).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), diatomites (chert): sedimentary (organic), diatomites (chert).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), iron stone: sedimentary (organic), iron stone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), iron ore: sedimentary (organic), iron ore.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), limestone: sedimentary (organic), limestone.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), limestone, lithographic: sedimentary (organic), limestone, lithographic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), peat: sedimentary (organic), peat.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), phosphorite: sedimentary (organic), phosphorite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (organic), radiolarites (chert): sedimentary (organic), radiolarites (chert).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic): sedimentary (pyroclastic).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), agglomerates (bombs)(>32mm diam): sedimentary (pyroclastic), agglomerates (bombs)(>32mm diam).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), breccia, pillow: sedimentary (pyroclastic), breccia, pillow.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), hyaloclastite: sedimentary (pyroclastic), hyaloclastite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), loose glass fragments: sedimentary (pyroclastic), loose glass fragments.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff: sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, ash (<4mm diam. clasts): sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, ash (<4mm diam. clasts).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, crystal (crystal clasts): sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, crystal (crystal clasts).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, lithic (rock clasts): sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, lithic (rock clasts).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, vitric (glass clasts): sedimentary (pyroclastic), tuff, vitric (glass clasts).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (pyroclastic), volcanic breccia (blocks)(>32mm): sedimentary (pyroclastic), volcanic breccia (blocks)(>32mm).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated): sedimentary (unconsolidated).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, calcareous (1-30% biogenous matter-calcareous): sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, calcareous (1-30% biogenous matter-calcareous).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, siliceous (1-30% biogenous matter-siliceous): sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, siliceous (1-30% biogenous matter-siliceous).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, unfossiliferous: sedimentary (unconsolidated), clay, unfossiliferous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), coral: sedimentary (unconsolidated), coral.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), crabs (+/- vent origin): sedimentary (unconsolidated), crabs (+/- vent origin).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), glacial erratics: sedimentary (unconsolidated), glacial erratics.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), gravel: sedimentary (unconsolidated), gravel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), lutite (unconsolidated): sedimentary (unconsolidated), lutite (unconsolidated).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, calcareous (>30% biogenous matter): sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, calcareous (>30% biogenous matter).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, calcareous-siliceous: sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, calcareous-siliceous.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, siliceous (>30% biogenous matter): sedimentary (unconsolidated), ooze, siliceous (>30% biogenous matter).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), sand: sedimentary (unconsolidated), sand.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), sand, calcareous (forams/pteropods): sedimentary (unconsolidated), sand, calcareous (forams/pteropods).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), sea cucumbers: sedimentary (unconsolidated), sea cucumbers.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), shell fragments (tests): sedimentary (unconsolidated), shell fragments (tests).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), shell/coral hash: sedimentary (unconsolidated), shell/coral hash.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), silt: sedimentary (unconsolidated), silt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), sponge: sedimentary (unconsolidated), sponge.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), urchins: sedimentary (unconsolidated), urchins.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), vent clams: sedimentary (unconsolidated), vent clams.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  sedimentary (unconsolidated), vent worm tests: sedimentary (unconsolidated), vent worm tests.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  rock_min
            definition:  Rock mineralogy.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  alkali feldspar (K-spar): alkali feldspar (K-spar).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  amphibole (amph): amphibole (amph).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  biotite: biotite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clasts, basalt: clasts, basalt.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clasts, metamorphic: clasts, metamorphic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clasts, plutonic: clasts, plutonic.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  clasts, sedimentary: clasts, sedimentary.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  feldspathoids (f): feldspathoids (f).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  garnet: garne.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement Mn/Fe oxides: matrix cement Mn/Fe oxides.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement calcite: matrix cement calcite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement lithified sediment: matrix cement lithified sediment.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement silica: matrix cement silica.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  matrix cement zeolite: matrix cement zeolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  muscovite: muscovite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  olivine (ol): olivine (ol).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  olivine + pyroxene: olivine + pyroxene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase (pg): plagioclase (pg).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase + amphibole: plagioclase + amphibole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase + olivine: plagioclase + olivine.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase + pyroxene: plagioclase + pyroxene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  plagioclase+olivine+pyroxene: plagioclase+olivine+pyroxene.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  pyroxene (opx/cpx,px): pyroxene (opx/cpx,px).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  quartz (q): quartz (q).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  spinel: spinel.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  xenoliths: xenoliths.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  weath_meta
            definition:  Weathering and/or metamorphism additional descriptive information.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - amphibolite: metamorphism - amphibolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - granulite: metamorphism - granulite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - greenschist: metamorphism - greenschist.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - hydrothermal: metamorphism - hydrothermal.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - serpentinized: metamorphism - serpentinized.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  metamorphism - zeolite: metamorphism - zeolite.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - fresh: weathering - fresh.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - heavy: weathering - heavy.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - heavy, very: weathering - heavy, very.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - light: weathering - light.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  weathering - moderate: weathering - moderate.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  remark
            definition:  Remarks, primarily about glass content.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  >50% of samples exhibit fresh glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings: >50% of samples exhibit fresh glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  >50% of samples exhibit palagonitized glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings: >50% of samples exhibit palagonitized glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  >50% of samples exhibit fresh glass: >50% of samples exhibit fresh glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  >50% of samples exhibit palagonitized glass: >50% of samples exhibit palagonitized glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  no glass: no glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  notable Mn/Fe oxide coatings: notable Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  some samples exhibit fresh glass: some samples exhibit fresh glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  some samples exhibit palagonitized glass: some samples exhibit palagonitized glass.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  some samples exhibit palagonitized glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings: some samples exhibit palagonitized glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  some samples with fresh glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings: some samples with fresh glass & Mn/Fe oxide coatings.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  thin Mn/Fe oxide: thin Mn/Fe oxide.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  munsell_code
            definition:  Munsell color codes.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Description is a freeform text field up to 10 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  munsell
            definition:  Munsell colors.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Description is a freeform text field up to 30 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  exhaust_code
            definition:  Indicator of whether sample material is exhausted.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  x: Sample material is no longer available.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  photo_link
            definition:  A URL where a sample photograph may be available.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Text field up to 500 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  lake
            definition:  The name of the lake from which a sample was collected.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  unit_number
            definition:  The identifier for a lithologic unit, used primarily for lacustrine samples.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  int_comments
            definition:  Comments about an interval or piece of a core, grab, dredge, or hole.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 2000 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  dhdevice
            definition:  Type of downhole sampling device used.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  This is not a predefined set of values. Freeform text field up to 50 characters in length.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  subsample igsn
            definition:  International Geosample Number (IGSN) for a child or subsample within a sample or event.
            rangeElement:
              Record: http://geosamples.org.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  parent igsn
            definition:  International Geosample Number (IGSN) of the parent of the subsample represented by the subsample igsn.
            rangeElement:
              Record: http://geosamples.org.
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  ASCII
            version:  UTF-8
            specification:  American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  KML
            version: (unknown)
            specification:  Keyhole Markup Language File
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  PDF
            version: (unknown)
            specification:  Portable Document Format
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                positionName:  User Services
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  303-497-6826
                        facsimile:  303-497-6513
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  ngdc.info@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  free for online download
                orderingInstructions:  Data are also available in other custom formats, including shapefiles on request.
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            transferSize: (unknown)
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5VM498W
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Publisher's landing page
                description:  How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V5VM498W), all access options, and complete documentation.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Originator's Web page
                description:  Documentation about AOML, see Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems research theme for more information.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/data/g00028/archive/aoml_offline_archive_files.ods
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Archived files
                description:  Related offline geosample data files in the NCEI long-term archive
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geosamples/index.jsp?inst=AOML
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Web forms interface
                description:  Text interface to search and download data for AOML samples from the IMLGS database and access related links.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/sample_index/index.html?institution=AOML
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Map viewer
                description:  Open an ArcGIS interactive map interface with the AOML sample layer active, to search and download data from the IMLGS database and access related links.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://linked.seabedsamples.org/page/imlgs/repository/AOML
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Linked data interface
                description:  Offsite Linked Data interface (RDF graph) for Semantic Web access to the database, offered cooperatively on the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) server.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geosamples/makekml.jsp?inst=AOML&dbKml=facility_code=%27AOML%27
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  Create a KML file
                description:  Dynamically create a KML file of sample locations with links back to the IMLGS database for full information.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) display
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/49908f2749c74831ab4845a5cea8a90d_0?geometry=139.395%2C-46.559%2C88.77%2C46.559&filterByExtent=true&uiTab=table&orderByFields=FACILITY_CODE+ASC&where=FACILITY_CODE+like+%27%25AOML%25%27&basemap=secondary
                name:  Open Data ArcGIS interface
                description:  Access sample information from the IMLGS using the Open Data ArcGIS interface enabling filtering, sorting, and export in multiple formats
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
            extent:  #boundingExtent
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                dataset:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:archived-data_NOAA-AOML-sample-repository
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The IMLGS was complete for samples in the AOML repository at the time that the repository closed.
            result: (unknown)
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessOmission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Only samples collected between 1974 and 1981 are represented in the IMLGS.
            result: (unknown)
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  NCEI works with the partner institutions to ensure that sample data published in the IMLGS conforms to agreed upon formats and vocabularies, but cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information itself.
            result: (unknown)
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription: (unknown)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The horizontal accuracy of data values is approximately .001 degree of latitude/longitude.
            result: (unknown)
        report:  (DQ_QuantitativeAttributeAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Reliability
            measureDescription: (unknown)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Quality control was performed by AOML and also in coordination with NCEI after data submission. Numeric data are subjected to out of range testing at NCEI, then posted on a test web site for inspection by the originator. Data are iteratively corrected at NCEI until the originator approves their publication to the production database.
            result: (unknown)
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Data are no longer received by NCEI from this repository. Incoming data were checked for adherence to controlled vocabularies, illegal data types in numeric fields, and out of range latitudes/longitudes. NCEI added IGSNs/links to related resources, where known, and performed cursory visual inspection of data for reasonableness, asking the originator for guidance on discrepancies.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  Approximate date the first data were received from this repository.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  1977-12-31T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  Carla J. Moore
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                            voice:  (303) 497-4603
                            facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/NE42
                            city:  Boulder
                            administrativeArea:  CO
                            postalCode:  80305-3328
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                        hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
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                        date: (inapplicable)
                        dateType: (inapplicable)
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                        individualName:  Dr. Terry Nelson
                        organisationName:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML)
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
                sourceExtent: (inapplicable)
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
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                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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        dateOfNextUpdate:  2016-12-31
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2016-12-31
        maintenanceNote:  This record was automatically modified on 2015-11-05 to include references to NCEI where applicable.
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                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
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            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
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                description:  Instrument Type: Sea floor and lakebed geologic sampling (coring, drilling, dredging, trawling, and/or grab sampling devices) and/or in situ measurements (cameras, visual observations, and/or recorders/loggers)