Lagging - Planks or small timbers placed betweensteel ribs along the roof of a stope or drift to prevent rocks from falling,rather than to support the main weight of the overlying rocks.Lamprophyre - An igneous rock, composed of dark minerals, that occurs indykes; sometimes contains diamonds.Laterite - A residual soil, ususally found in tropical countries, out ofwhich the silica has been leached. May form orebodies of iron, nickel, bauxiteand manganese.Launder - A chute or trough for conveying pulp, water or powdered ore ina mill.Lava - A general name for the molten rock ejected by volcanoes.Leachable - Extractable by chemical solvents.Leaching - A chemical process for the extraction of valuable mineralsfrom ore; also, a natural process by which ground waters dissolve minerals, thusleaving the rock with a smaller proportion of some of the minerals than itcontained originally.Lens - Generally used to describe a body of ore that is thick in themiddle and tapers towards the ends.Lenticular - A deposit having roughly the form of a double convex lens.Level - The horizontal openings on a working horizon in a mine; it iscustomary to work mines from a shaft, establishing levels at regular intervals,generally about 50 metres or more apart.Lignite - A soft, low-rank, brownish-black coal.Limestone - A bedded, sedimentary deposit consisting chiefly of calciumcarbonate.Limit order - An order made by a client to a broker to buy or sell sharesat a specified price or better.Limonite - A brown, hydrous iron oxide.Line cutting - Straight clearings through the bush to permit sightingsfor geophysical and other surveys.Lode - A mineral deposit in solid rock.Logging - The process of recording geological observations of drill coreeither on paper or on computer disk.London fix - The twice-daily bidding session held by five dealingcompanies to set the gold price. There are also daily London fixes to set theprices of other precious metals.London Metals Exchange - A major bidding market for base metals, whichoperates daily in London. Long position - Securities owned outright or carried on margin.Long ton - 2,240 lbs. avoirdupois (compared with a short ton, which is2,000 lbs.).
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data.census.gov (U.S. Bureau of the Census)The U.S. Census Bureau has a new platform for visitors to access its data and digital content. Surveys and programs on the new platform include 2017 Economic Census and 2018 American Community Survey. American FactFinder and DataFerrett will be replaced by this new platform. Starting in June 2019, American FactFinder will have no new data releases. On the new platform, visitors can type in words or phrases in one simple search box or use advanced search by topics, geographies, years, surveys, and industries. Data can be downloaded in CSV format. OnTheMap, MyCongressional District, and many other tools will continue to be available to Census data users. Check out Data Gems for experts' tips and How-to documents about this new microdata analysis system.
International Data Base (IDB) (U.S. Bureau of the Census, International Programs Center)The IDB contains demographic statistics for all countries of the world, combining data from country sources (especially censuses and surveys) with IPC's estimates and projections to provide information dating back as far as 1950 and as far ahead as 2050. Data includes population, fertility, mortality, and migration indicators. Tables may be viewed online, downloaded in spreadsheet or customizable (comma or space delimited, etc.) format, or the entire database may be downloaded for use on a PC.
IPUMS CPS (Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota)IPUMS-CPS is an integrated set of microdata from 1962 to almost the present of the March annual supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The Current Population Survey is a monthly U.S. household survey conducted jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the March supplement collects demographic and income information widely used by social scientists and policy makers. So that the data may be more easily compared across time, IPUMS-CPS codes the variables identically from year to year. The data is also compatible with the IPUMS-USA decennial census project, at IPUMS-CPS covers all substantive variables from the original CPS samples. A free registration is required to create and download extracts from IPUMS.
Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR) (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and Hitotsubashi University and the University of Tokyo)The Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR), a panel survey of elderly people aged 50 or older in Japan, was launched in 2007 and data from the first wave of the study was released in 2010. JSTAR focuses on the economic, social, and health conditions of elderly people. The study is designed to be comparable to the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) in the United States, Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) and English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA). The questionnaire, codebook, and a report on the first results can be downloaded from the site. The site also describes conditions, confidentiality levels, and application instructions for qualified researchers and agencies to receive the data free of charge. The JSTAR datasets are available in Stata and CSV formats.
Latin American Migration Project (LAMP) (Princeton University and University of Guadalajara)The Latin American Migration Project (LAMP) is a multidisciplinary research project based at Princeton University and the University of Guadalajara. The survey is based on the Mexican Migration Project and uses the same methodology: an ethnosurvey approach, combining ethnographic techniques with representative survey sampling to gather qualitative as well as quantitative data. Latin American migration to the United States is the focus, but some additional migration patterns are included as well, such as migration from Paraguay to Argentina. The LAMP began in 1998, with the survey of five communities in Puerto Rico, and has since expanded to include the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, Haiti, Guatemala, Columbia, El Slsavador, and Ecuardo. Data from all these countries is available for download (free registration required).
Migration and Remittances Data (World Bank)Migration and remittances data are available in Excel format. Annual remittance data include inflows and outflows. Monthly remittance flows to selected countries can be downloaded in Excel as well. Bilateral remittances matrices start in 2010. Migration data include bilateral migration matrix, bilateral migration database, 1960-2000, panel data on international migration, 1975-2000 and extended bilateral migration database - joint OECD - World Bank. Household survey data on migration and remittances for Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda can be accessed from this web site.
North American Jewish Data Bank (NAJDB) (United Jewish Communities (UJC) and University of Connecticut)The North American Jewish Data Bank collects and disseminates social science surveys and reports pertaining to the Jewish community in North America. The collection includes the National Jewish Population Surveys of 1971, 1990 and 2000-01; several other national surveys of the American Jewish community, and over 90 local Jewish community surveys. Free registration is required to download datasets, documentation and reports.
Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) (Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020)Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys monitoring key health and development indicators. It collects a nationally representative sample of data from households and service delivery points in selected sentinel sites, to estimate health indicators on an annual basis. Topics include family planning, key water, sanitation and hygiene indicators, menstrual hygiene management, diarrheal disease, women and girls empowerment, and others. All PMA2020 datasets are free to download and use, although users are required to register for a PMA2020 dataset account. Harmonized PMA data series are available from IPUMS PMA.
World Marriage Data (Population Division, United Nations)The World Marriage Data site presents comparable and up-to-date national data over time on the marital status of populations and the singulate mean age at marriage (SMAM) for countries around the world. Data starts from around 1950 to the most recent data available. Major sources are censuses, sample surveys and national estimates. Time series data are available and viewable online for users to query interactively and download (in Excel format). 2b1af7f3a8