The Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, part of the USGS Mineral Resources Program, conducts unbiased research on the occurrence, quality, quantity, and availability of nonfuel mineral resources in order to help the Nation make informed decisions using earth-science information.
For more information about the Mineral Resources Program and its mission, see U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program—Mineral resource science supporting informed decisionmaking or the Mineral Resources Program website.
At the request of Bureau of Land Management, USGS has completed a comprehensive assessment and inventory of potential mineral resources covering approximately 10 million acres of Federal and adjacent lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
USGS Fact Sheet 2016-3034 - Learn about our Program's work to increase understanding of mineral resource potential, production, and consumption.
USGS General Information Product 167 released - learn about the mineral commodities in your mobile phone!
USGS Open-File Report 2016-1160 Element concentrations in surface soils of the Coconino Plateau, Grand Canyon region, Coconino County, Arizona
Geochemical characteristics of igneous rocks associated with epithermal mineral deposits—A review. View abstract.
Use of mineral/solution equilibrium calculations to assess the potential for carnotite precipitation from groundwater in the Texas Panhandle, USA - View abstract.