USGS - science for a changing world

Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center

  CMERSC Home | About Us | Our Science | Projects | Products | Contact Us

Project status is complete. Please check the CMERSC project list for currently active projects.

Sustainable Development of Industrial Minerals

Project Objectives

The objectives of the Sustainable Development of Industrial Minerals Project were (1) to develop new and emerging approaches, methods, and modeling applications in industrial minerals, (2) to conduct research on a variety of science research topics, (3) to provide a National perspective for scientific activities in industrial minerals, and (4) utilize a common, highly organized, web-based outlet for industrial minerals information.

Relevance & Impact

The development of new and emerging approaches, methods, and modeling applications in industrial minerals as well as topical studies describing investigation of promising science research enhanced integrated science activities in and outside the USGS. The products that resulted from these studies advanced our development of lifecycle models for these deposits types, provided land management agencies with better geologic and minerals data on industrial minerals; identified potential environmental impacts from developing industrial minerals and geologic methods to mitigate or avoid those impacts; and identified minerals or mineral pathways that adversely impact the quality of soil, water and air in environments that may affect the health of humans, plants, animals, and food sources.

Project Contact

William Langer
Phone: 303-236-1249
Email: blanger@usgs.gov

Related Links

USGS Industrial Minerals Research (Eastern Region)

Sources of Industrial Minerals in Western States

Mineral Resources Program
Eastern Central Western Alaska Minerals Information Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Spatial Data

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USAGov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://minerals.cr.usgs.gov/projects/industrial_minerals/index.html
Page Contact Information: CMERSC Webmaster
Page Last Modified: 04-Mar-2013@18:49