The U.S. Geological Survey has in operation a computer filing system for mineral resources; the CRIB Mineral Resources Data Bank. Mineral resource information from throughout the U.S. and the world is available for retrieval from this system. Because of the economic value of sand and gravel as a construction material, a similar computer filing system for construction aggregates was established; the "CRIB Construction Materials Inventory File." The file consists of formated information items which adequately identify sand and gravel deposits, including engineering tests which determine their quality. The CRIB file is maintained and operated by the General Information Processing System, GIPSY, which allows for information to be selectively searched and retrieved. Construction aggregate data for Ada County, Idaho, have been collected. Presently (March 1976) no output data is available. The computer filing system provides a means of incorporating sand and gravel resources into land use planning and provides a complete inventory of construction aggregate sources.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is an excerpt from the Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Engineering Geology and Soils Engineering Symposium that was sponsored by Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Highways; University of Idaho, Department of Geology and Department of Civil Engineering; Idaho State University, Department of Geology and Department of Engineering; and Boise State University, Department of Geology, and Department of Physical Science and Engineering. This symposium was held at the Rodeway Inn, Boise, Idaho, and was hosted by Boise State University.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Idaho Department of Highways

    P.O. Box 7129
    Boise, ID  United States  83707
  • Authors:
    • Reed, R W
    • Howard, T R
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-9

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  • Accession Number: 00142680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM