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USGS Argon Geochronology laboratory in Denver, CO. Photograph by USGS.

Our scientists conduct research to provide information about the genesis, characteristics, and deposit models for major mineral deposit types, to understand the geologic processes that concentrate known mineral resources at specific localities in the Earth's crust. This full spectrum of mineral resource science allows for a comprehensive understanding of the complete life cycle of mineral resources and materials.

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