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Below are our most recent USGS News items, Technical Announcements, Featured Stories and Science Snippets. For inquires, please contact our center outreach coordinator, Maria Montour. 

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USGS and Rio Tinto Partner to Survey for Critical Minerals in Southwest Montana

A new partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the science agency for the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Rio Tinto, a leading...

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Media Alert: Flights Above the Mississippi Alluvial Plain and Adjacent Areas to Continue Aquifer Mapping

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the U.S. Geological Survey is announcing this low...

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The Unexpected Activity of Frozen Soils: New USGS Research Discovers Permafrost and Frozen Winter Soils May Be More Alive than Previously Thought 

Newly published research indicates permafrost, or seasonally frozen, soils may be an overlooked source of greenhouse gases (GHG) prior to complete...

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Minerals Corner Spring 2021

 

As Spring 2021 ends, here are a few highlights from the USGS Mineral Resources Program’s recent activities and publications. 

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Media Alert: Flights Above Custer and Fremont Counties, Colorado, to Map Geology

USGS Low-level Helicopter Surveys Begin Early June


 

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations...

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Media Alert: Flights Above the Mississippi Alluvial Plain to Continue Aquifer Mapping

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne...

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Media Alert: Flights Above Northern Maine to Map Geology

USGS Low-level Airplane Surveys Beginning Soon


Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the...

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Gallium Deposits in the United States

In the latest database update based on the Critical Minerals List, the USGS has added Gallium to USMIN.

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Tantalum Deposits in the United States

The USGS has added the critical mineral commodity tantalum to USMIN.

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Niobium Deposits in the United States 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has updated its USMIN Mineral Deposit Database (USMIN) for the mineral commodity niobium, one of 35 mineral...

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Flights Above Parts of Virginia and North Carolina to Map Geology

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne...

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Low-flying Airplane to Map Geology of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne...

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