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The Mineral Resources Program provides partial or complete funding for several laboratories to facilitate mineral resources research. These laboratories provide analytical support and method development for Mineral Resources Program funded research studies, as well as collaborative studies with other USGS scientific mission areas, other Federal agencies, and academia.

USGS argon laboratory equipment
Denver laboratories for stable isotope geochemistry, noble gas geochemistry, active gas geochemistry, single fluid inclusion chemistry, and fluid inclusion solute chemistry. Photo by USGS.