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The USGS Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.

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Mines, USGS Sign Agreement to Create New Research Center

Colorado School of Mines and USGS have renewed a five-year memorandum of understanding that fosters collaboration in the areas of science and engineering related to the Earth and creates a new research center focused on economic geology.

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Technical Announcement: USGS Puts Global Copper Assessments on the Map

We're putting our assessments on the map...literally! USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5090-Z contains an integrated collection of spatial databases about copper resources.

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USGS Publication on Iran’s Nonfuel Minerals Industry Released

USGS Circular 1421 details the nonfuel minerals industry of Iran, encompassing industrial minerals and metals.

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Hyperspectral Surveying: A Tool for Assessing the Mineral Potential of Alaska

New USGS Fact Sheet details current work to assess the applicability of this method in the remote and rugged terrain of Alaska.

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New Publication Highlights Changes in U.S. Copper Industries

Just released - USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5075 United States copper metal and scrap use and trade patterns, 1995‒2014

Data and Information

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Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data

Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Mineral Resources.

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Mineral Statistics and Commodity Information

Statistics and information on minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, national security, and protection of the environment.

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Mineral Commodity Fact Sheets

Fact sheets on selected commodities - learn about why these commodities are important to the U.S.

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Soil Geochemical and Mineralogical Maps for the Conterminous U.S.

Geochemical and mineralogical maps for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801.

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Mineral Resource of the Month

A column by USGS mineral commodity specialists featured in Earth Magazine.

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Do We Take Minerals for Granted?

Overview of the role minerals play in the everyday lives of U.S. residents.

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