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Image shows an open pit mine
September 21, 2005

Copper Mine in the Republic of Georgia

An open-pit mine for volcanic-hosted copper deposits from the Bolnisi District of the Republic of Georgia.

Image shows a controlled blast at an open pit mine
September 21, 2005

Copper Mine in the Republic of Georgia

An open-pit mine for volcanic-hosted copper deposits from the Bolnisi District of the Republic of Georgia. A controlled blast as part of the mining process can be seen.

Photograph of technicians measuring water levels in a well in Jordan
August 23, 2004

Measuring groundwater levels in a well in Jordan

Groundwater level data are useful for managing aquifers used for water supply. 

Emaciated shirtless man holding his hands with discolored palms up.
December 31, 2002

Village man showing signs of arsenic poisoning

Village man showing signs of arsenic poisoning. Bangladesh

Geological Survey of Bangladesh collecting drill cores.
December 31, 2004

Bangladesh collecting drill cores

Geological Survey of Bangladesh collecting drill cores from 1340' to describe the deep aquifer. The USGS was asked by U.S. State Department and the USAID in Dhaka to assist the government in Bangladesh in developing a strategy to better understand the ground-water arsenic situation and, in particular, to study possible alternative sources of clean water.

Image: Teaching International Scientists How to Set Up GPS Monitoring
June 18, 2014

Teaching International Scientists How to Set Up GPS Monitoring

Mike Poland (USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory) shows Marcellin Kasereka  (Goma Volcanological Survey, Democratic Republic of Congo, red jacket) how to adjust the leg of a tripod, while Patricia Ponce (Colombia Geological Survey, white hat) keeps the GPS antenna rod steady.

Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii