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Pike Hill Brook headwaters
Photo from "Aquatic Assessment of the Pike Hill Copper Mine Superfund Site, Corinth, Vermont" by Mineral Resources Program scientists.

The Mineral Resources Program conducts research on the interactions of mineral resources with the environment, both natural and as a result of resource extraction, to develop geochemical baseline parameters and better predict the degree of impact that resource development may have on human and ecosystem health. These activities include efforts to better understand emerging environmental geochemical challenges for future mining and the uses, characteristics, and environmental/health implications of metal and mineral commodities in the built environment.

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