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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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Media Advisory: Upcoming Low-Level Flights in Oklahoma to Image Unmapped Faults and Underground Geology

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey are teaming up to better understand the location of deep faults and subsurface geology via airborne technology.

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USGS Assesses Billions of Potential Potash Resources in Ukraine

The Dnieper-Donets Basin of Ukraine could contain an estimated 4.3 billion tons of undiscovered potassium-bearing salt according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey assessment. In addition, previous estimates show that the nearby Pripyat Basin of Belarus could contain 80–200 billion metric tons of undiscovered potash resources.

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New Publication - Geospatial Data for Latin America & Caribbean Minerals Information

USGS Open-File Report 2017-1079 Compilation of geospatial data for the mineral industries and related infrastructure of Latin America and the Caribbean

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New Publication - Noble Gas Data - Goldfield and Tonopah Deposits

Noble gas data from Goldfield and Tonopah epithermal Au-Ag deposits, ancestral Cascades Arc, USA: Evidence for a primitive mantle volatile source

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Rich, Attractive, and Extremely Shallow

No, it's not a title for a new reality-dating TV show, but it is real science! It also describes the ideal mineral deposit.

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New Publication on the Valmy Thrust Sheet

New study proposes model applicable to determining depth to rocks prospective for undiscovered deposits, such as Carlin-type gold deposits.

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, 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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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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Mineral Resource of the Month

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

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Do We Take Minerals for Granted?

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

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National Minerals Information Center

Seminar Series - view the schedule and subscribe to receive seminar announcements.

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