Mineral Resources Program Projects
The Mineral Resources Program Five-Year Plan, 2006-2010 outlines the long-term (greater than 5 years) goals of the Program. These long-term goals are designed to be ambitious but achievable, with metrics embedded so that progress can be readily measured. The Program strives for a balance between basic and applied research in order to provide world-class earth science research and data for policy and decision makers, land managers, other federal and state agencies, the mineral resources industries, foreign governments, nongovernmental organizations, academia, other scientists, and the public. Program funding is allocated for projects whose products further the stated Program goals.
Research and Assessments:
- Goal 1 Ensure availability of up-to-date quantitative assessments of potential for undiscovered mineral deposits [Learn about the activities supporting this goal]
- Goal 2 Ensure availability of up-to-date geoenvironmental assessments of priority Federal lands [Learn about the activities supporting this goal]
- Goal 3 Ensure availability of reliable geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral locality data for the United States [Learn about the activities supporting this goal]
- Continuing Goal Ensure availability of scientific facilities and services required to achieve MRP goals [Learn about the activities supporting this goal]
- Goal 4 Ensure availability of long-term data sets describing mineral production and consumption for national security needs [Learn about the activities supporting this goal]