Rocks and deposits
Solid masses that make up the earth's crust as well as accumulations of materials. Use for major rock types and unconsolidated deposits. For deposits of economic value, see related terms.
Coal database for Cook Inlet and North Slope, Alaska [ More info] Published and nonconfidential unpublished coal data from wells in Alaska. Includes well locations, depth and thickness of coal in well, formation type and name, and business administrative information such as permit numbers.
Computer simulation of reservoir depletion and oil flow from the Macondo well following the Deepwater Horizon blowout [ More info] This model estimates, by simulation, the reservoir pressure, flow rate, and volume of oil discharged, and the report discusses the uncertainty in the estimates.
Cross-bedding, bedforms,and paleocurrents [ More info] The on-line version of Cross-Bedding, Bedforms, and Paleocurrents, with computer images, photographic images, and text.
Deserts, geology and resources [ More info] Online edition of booklet describing desert geology and mineral resources.
Devils Postpile National Park geologic story [ More info] Site has links to Devils Postpile's geologic history, rocks and minerals, geologic time, geologic maps.
Dinosaurs, fact and fiction [ More info] Online booklet with answers to frequently asked questions about dinosaurs.
Education resources for paleontology [ More info] Contacts and other sources of information for teachers, students, and others interested in paleontology with links to related USGS websites and on-line publications.
Effects of Building a Sand Barrier Berm to Mitigate the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Louisiana Marshes [ More info] An assessment of the potential protective effects on coastal marshes in Louisiana of building barrier berms seaward of the existing barrier islands and inlets to help block or reduce the onshore spread of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Famous building stones of our Nation's capital [ More info] Describes the types and sources of materials used to build some of the most famous landmarks in Washington D.C.
Fossil locations and data for the Taylor Mountains, and parts of the Bethel, Goodnews, and Dillingham quadrangles, southwestern Alaska [ More info] Location, taxa present, and geological context for 290 fossil samples collected in this area.
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