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Research Services at the USGS Denver Library

By Emily C. Wild and Keith J. Van Cleave The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) was established March 3, 1879, by the Organic Act (20 Stat. 394; 43 U.S.C. 31), which included creation of a USGS Library. In 1946, the USGS … Continue reading

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Researching the Russian Crown Jewels

The USGS Libraries are proud to present the official press release of the discovery of previously unknown images of the Russian Crown Jewels. You can also listen to the podcast and view the media gallery. Any new information related to … Continue reading

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Book Containing Images of the Tavernier Blue (Hope Diamond) Available Online

A book containing the earliest known images of the Tavernier Blue diamond later called the French Blue and now known as the Hope Diamond is now available online. The USGS Libraries have recently digitized a first English edition of “The … Continue reading

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The Francillon Memo

One of the most unique and important articles in the USGS Libraries collections is a document called the Francillon Memo. This simple memo was written in September of 1812 by John Francillon, a jeweler practicing in London, England. The Francillon … Continue reading

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