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.
A carbonatite here, a glacial moraine there, a zig-zagging fault or two, even a behemoth of a batholith. The geology of the 50 States is an enormous patchwork of varied forms, beautiful in their variance but challenging to present as a single map.
Noble gas data from Goldfield and Tonopah epithermal Au-Ag deposits, ancestral Cascades Arc, USA: Evidence for a primitive mantle volatile source
New study proposes model applicable to determining depth to rocks prospective for undiscovered deposits, such as Carlin-type gold deposits.
USGS Data Series 1052 The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States represents a seamless, spatial database of 48 State geologic maps that range from 1:50,000 to 1:1,000,000 scale.
Evaluation of laser ablation double-focusing SC-ICPMS for “common” lead isotopic measurements in silicate glasses and minerals. View abstract.