Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center

Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center

The Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center (CMERSC) 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. Research and assessment investigations support the USGS Mineral Resources Program scientific objectives to provide information about:

  • genesis, characteristics, and deposit models for the major types of mineral deposits,
  • the distribution of mineral resources in the Earth's crust, including known, predicted, and hypothetical resources,
  • the environmental consequences of exploiting mineral commodities,
  • environmental, health, economic and social issues for which mineral resource information contributes to solving societal problems.

For more information about the Mineral Resources Program and its mission, see U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program - Science Supporting Mineral Resource Stewardship or the Mineral Resources Program website.

 

Roberts Mountains, Nevada