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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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"Mutant" Fossils Reveal Toxic Metals May Have Contributed to World’s Largest Extinctions

New publication presents evidence that malformed 415 million- year-old plakton remains contain highly elevated concentrations of heavy metals.

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Minerals Information Publications

Publications on the statistics and information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S.

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USGS Releases New Estimate of Copper Potential for Northeast Asia

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–W - Porphyry Copper Assessment of Northeast Asia—Far East Russia and Northeasternmost China

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Frac Sand in the United States—A Geological and Industry Overview

Newly published - USGS Open-File Report 2015-1107 on frac sand in the United States, including a section on frac sand consumption history.

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Geologic Map of Baranof Island, Southeastern Alaska Now Online

New map updates the geology of Baranof Island, Alaska, based on fieldwork, petrographic analyses, paleontologic ages, and isotopic ages.

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Just Published - New Data Series on Granitoid Intrusions

USGS Data Series 42 Geochemical, Mmodal, and Geochronologic Data for 1.4 Ga A-type Granitoid Intrusions of the Conterminous United States

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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, the 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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Mineral Resource of the Month

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

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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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Do We Take Minerals for Granted?

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