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The U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program Five-Year Plan, 2006-2010


This plan embodies the ideas of many contributors from within and beyond USGS. Among the many USGS scientists who participated in the discussions leading to this document, five stand out: Byron R. Berger, Marti L. Miller, Robert R. Seal, Donald A. Singer, and David V. Smith. Current and past managers of teams funded by MRP who participated include John H. DeYoung, Edward A. du Bray, Bruce M. Gamble, Victor F. Labson, Constance J. Nutt, Arthur P. Schultz, and Peter Vikre. External reviewers included Mark Barton (University of Arizona), Steve Borell (Alaska Miners Association), Jean Cline (University of Nevada Las Vegas), Rusty Dersch (USDA-Forest Service), William Ford (National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association), Alan Galley (Geological Survey of Canada), Larry Grayson (University of Missouri Rolla), John Hayden (National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association), Murray Hitzman (Colorado School of Mines), Drew Meyer (Vulcan Materials Corporation), Jim Shelden (USDA-Forest Service), Bob Swenson (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys), Harvey Thorliefson (Minnesota Geological Survey), and Pam Whitted (National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association). Members of the USGS Bureau Planning Council also provided guidance and offered valuable suggestions in the final stages of plan preparation.

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