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Bliss, J.D., Langer, W.H., and Foley, N.K., 2002, USGS Research in Industrial Minerals, extended abstract: Proceedings of the 38th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, St. Louis, Missouri, April 8-May 3, 2002.

Dolley, T.P., 2001, Diatomite: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Yearbook: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/diatomite/diamyb2001.pdf.

Dolley, T.P., 2002, Diatomite: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Summary: Available online: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/diatomite/250302.pdf.

Drew, L.J., Langer, W.H., and Sachs, J.S., 2002, Environmentalism and natural aggregate mining: Natural Resources Research, v. 11, no. 1, p. 19-28.

Duval, J.S., Sutphin, D.M., and Pierce, H.A., 2003, Available Sand and Gravel Resources in Southern New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-373, CD-ROM and web page http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-373/ .

Duval, J.S., Sutphin, D.M., and Pierce, H.A., 2004, Quantitative estimate of sand and gravel resources above the water table in southern New Hampshire: Geological Society of America, 2004 Northeastern Section Meeting, Tyson's Corner, Virginia, March 25 – March 29, 2004.

Folger, Helen, 2004, Mineralogical features of bentonite beds of the Belle Fouche and Mowry Shales of the Black Hills District: GSA abs. with programs, Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 56.

Foley, N.K., 2004, Weathering of hydrothermally altered volcanic rocks and the genesis of kaolinite deposits: Carolina slate Belt, USA [abs]: GSA, Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 54

Foley, N.K., Ayuso, R.A., and Orris, Greta, 2002, Behavior of rare earth elements and other trace elements in felsic volcanic rocks under hydrothermal alteration and weathering, southeastern United States [abs.]: Clay Minerals Society, 39th Annual Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, p. 77.

Foley, N.K., Ayuso, R.A., and Orris, Greta, 2002, Developing lifecycle models for specialty clay deposits: Application of trace element geochemistry to kaolinite deposits, in Scott, P.W, and Bristow, C.M., eds, Industrial Minerals and Extractive Geology: The Geological Society of London, p. 227-236.

Foley, N.K., Ayuso, R.A., Seal, R.R., II, and Orris, Greta, 2002, Hydrothermal alteration and saprolitic weathering: Effects on the geochemical character of felsic volcanic rocks, Carolina Slate Belt, U.S.A. [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 6, p. A-369.

Foley, N.K., and Ayuso, R.A., 2006, Mineralogical and Pb-isotope applications for tracing natural versus anthropogenic sources of As, Pb, and other metals: An example from a Coastal Maine watershed [abs]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, no. 7, p. 151. 

Foley, Nora K., and Dewey, Catherine, 2006, Chemical and physical weathering of the Comte de Rochambeau monument, Lafayette Square Park, National Historic Landmark District, Washington, D.C.: Mineralogy, surface reactions, and porosity [abs]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, no. 7, p.

Foley, N.K., and Ayuso, R.A., in press 2007, Mineral sources and transport pathways for arsenic release in a coastal watershed: Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis. Elsevier Special volume.

Foley, N.K., Ayuso, R., Ayotte, J.D., Montgomery, D.L., and Robinson, G.R., 2007, Geological Assessment of Core from the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5203, 51 p. Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2006/5203/ .  

Hosterman, J.W., and Orris, Greta, 1998a, Preliminary descriptive model of hydrothermal bentonite, in Orris, Greta, editor: U. S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 98-0505, p 18-20. Available online: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/ofr-98-0505/

Hosterman, J.W., and Orris, Greta, 1998b, Preliminary descriptive model of sedimentary bentonite; deposit subtype; calcium bentonite, in Orris, Greta, editor: U. S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 98-0505, p 27-29. Available online: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/ofr-98-0505/

Hosterman, J.W., and Orris, Greta, 1998c, Preliminary descriptive model of sedimentary bentonite; deposit subtype; sodium bentonite, in Orris, Greta, editor: U. S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 98-0505, p 24-26. Available online: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/ofr-98-0505/

Kramer, D.A., 2002, Gallium: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Summary: Available online: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/gallium/460302.pdf.

Langer, W.H., Drew, L.J., and Sachs, J.S., 2004, Aggregate and the Environment: Alexandria, VA, American Geological Institute, Environmental Awareness Series No. 8, 64 pages and foldout poster. To order, contact AGI at http://www.agiweb.org/pubs/pubdetail.html?item=631601 .

Robinson, G.R., Jr., 2004, Trends in availability of aggregate: Mining Engineering, Feb. 2004 issue, p. 17-24.

Robinson, G.R., Jr., Larkins, P., and Tepordei, V., 2006, A GIS model of crushed stone quarry development in the Carolinas, USA.: 42nd Forum on the geology of Industrial Minerals, May 7-13, 2006, Asheville, North Carolina.

Robinson, G. R. Jr., Van Gosen, B. S., and Foley, N. K., 2006, Ultramafic-hosted talc-magnesite deposits, in Reid, Jeffrey C., editor, Proceedings of the 42nd Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals: Information Circular 34, North Carolina Geological Survey. Also published as U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1229, 14 pages, online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1229/ .

Robinson, G. R. Jr., Larkins, P., and Tepordei, V., 2006, A GIS model of crushed store quarry development in the Carolinas, USA, in Reid, Jeffrey C., editor, Proceedings of the 2nd Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals: Information Circular 34, North Carolina Geological Survey.

Robinson, G.R., Jr., and Larkins, P.M., in press 2007, Probabilistic Prediction Models for Aggregate Quarry Siting: Natural Resources Research, 31 p.

Robinson, G.R., Jr. and Kapo, K.E., 2003. Generalized lithology and lithogeochemical character of near-surface bedrock in the New England region. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-225 . http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-225/

Robinson, Gilpin R., Jr., Kapo, Katherine E., and Raines, Gary L., 2004, A regional predictive model of crushed stone aggregate production sites in New England: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 2, p. 55

Smarden, R.C., and Karp, J.P., 1993, The legal landscape: Guidelines for regulating environmental and aesthetic quality: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 287 p.

Smith, S.D., 2003, Statistical summary, in Minerals Yearbook: U.S. Geological Survey, 34 p.: Available online: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/statistical_summary/statimyb03.pdf .

Stohr, C., Duval, J., Dixon-Warren, A., Bhagwat, S., Keith, K., Koenig, S., Barnhardt, M., Larson, D., Stumpf, A., and Korth, D., 2004, Downhole, natural-gamma logging for engineering and environmental applications of quaternary geologic mapping: Association of Engineering Geologists, 2004 Annual Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, September 26 – October 2, 2004

Washington Environmental Resource Center, 1973, Aesthetics in environmental planning: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA-600/5-73-009, 187 p.

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