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Publications:

Clark, S.H.B., 2008, Geology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2830, 1 two-sided sheet, also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2830/. Video of the same title is available upon request to jjenness@usgs.gov.

Clark, S.H.B., 1997, Application of Mineral Resource Assessments for Regional Screening for Potential Environmental Hazards Related to Bedrock Mineral Concentrations: Proceedings, 30th International Geological Congress, v. 2&3, p 135-146.

Clark, S.H.B., 1997, Barite Hill--An Example of Gold-Silver Mineralization Associated with Barite and Base Metal Sulfides in Late Proterozoic Felsic Volcanic Rocks in the Carolina Slate Belt of South Carolina and Georgia, U.S.A.: Proceedings of the 30th International Geological Congress, v. 9, p 441-452.

Clark, Sandra H.B., Back, Judith M., Hammarstrom, Jane M., Collins, Thomas K., Hattersley, Douglas, and Frye, Mary Hughes, 1997, Geologic Interpretation for Visitors to National Forests [abs.]: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Conference, p. 21.

Jenness, Jane, 2004, Student's Science Project Uncovers Community Health Concerns: in People, Land, and Water, vol. 10, No. 5, U.S. Department of the Interior, June 2004, p. 33.

Jenness, Jane, 2004, Geochemistry in Tropical Climates: in People, Land, and Water, vol. 10, No. 3, Feb. 2004, p. 31.

Tubiolo, Anne, and Clark, Sandra, 2001, The Southern Appalachians: A Changing World: U.S. Geological Survey Video, VHS or DVD format, 25 minutes. To order go to http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/so_app/.

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Region, 2007, Volcanic fire and glacial ice, no. 4 (Mount Rogers National Recreation Area) in the series Geologic wonders of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests: Reston, Va., U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/volcanic_glacial/

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Region, 2001, Silent Reminders, No. 3 in the series Geologic wonders of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests: Reston, Va., U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product, 1 brochure. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/silent/

U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with U.S. Department of Agriculture (Forest Service), Southern Region, 2000, The Mountain That Moved: Geologic Wonders of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests--No. 2 in the Series (Blacksburg/Wythe Ranger Districts): Reston, Va., U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product, 1 brochure. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/mountain/

U.S. Forest Service, in cooperation with US Geological Survey, 1998, Geology of the Ocoee Whitewater Center, Cherokee National Forest: USDA Forest Service brochure, 2 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/ocoee/

U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with US Forest Service, 1998, Glimpses of the Ice Age from I-81:Geologic Wonders of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests--No.1 in the Series: U.S. Geological Survey brochure, 2 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/i81/

"What Good Are Rocks" Presentation:

contact Bruce Lipin,
(703)648-6430,
or Jane Jenness,
(703) 648-6341

Photo of scientist explaining What Good Are Rocks.

 

"What Good Are Rocks" is an interactive display that is intended to increase awareness of the importance of minerals in the products we use every day. Samples of the ores of important mineral commodities are displayed next to the products we derive from them. For example, a piece of fluorite is shown alongside a tube of toothpaste, to demonstrate the importance (and source rock) of the mineral fluoride; a chunk of chromite is shown with a fork, to show our dependence on that chromium in making stainless steel. Visitors are invited to "touch and feel" the ores and notice how special properties of each mineral (e.g., mass, hardness, texture) determine its uses.

 

 

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