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Of the 1,740,000 metric tons of silver discovered to date, 55% is found in just four countries on earth. All the silver discovered thus far would fit in a cube 55 meters on a side.
For statistical information about mineral commodities, visit the USGS Commodity Statistics and Information website.  
Your local museums, public libraries, and bookstores are good places to start. Some national monuments (Dinosaur National Monument, UT and CO), national parks (Petrified Forest National Park, AZ), and state parks (for example, Dinosaur Valley State Park...
Yes. On average, the Forest Service updates its maps every 2 to 7 years. For some maps where little change occurs, revision may not be scheduled for many years. 
The USGS does not have any positions specifically targeted to teachers, but appropriate positions do exist. See the Careers and Opportunites page on the USGS Education Website to review sites that list volunteer or summer positions for students and...
The following USGS products will be helpful in determining the background levels of various elements in soils and other surficial materials:Professional Paper 1270. Element Concentrations in Soils and Other Surficial Materials of the Conterminous United...
The USGS Publications Warehouse provides an online catalog where you can place orders, view price information, download scanned versions and view a list of recent publications.The U.S. Geological Survey Libraries contain sets of all USGS publications and...
Bioremediation is the process by which microbes (generally bacteria) or plants transform a harmful water contaminant into a non-harmful substance, much as we turn sugar into carbon dioxide and water. Bioremediation can help clean up ground water...
Landsat 8 carries two push-broom instruments: the Operational Land Imager (OLI), and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS).The spectral bands of the OLI sensor, while similar to Landsat 7’s ETM+ sensor, provides enhancement from prior Landsat instruments,...
It is not an easy task to keep a swimming pool so clear and clean. If you just set a pan of water outdoors in the middle of summer, you'll see that it ends up containing gunk very quickly. People have to resort to both chemical and physical means to keep...