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The Energy Policy Act of 2005 established the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) to preserve and expose the Nation’s geoscience collections (samples, logs, maps, data) to promote their discovery and use for research and resource development. The National Digital Catalog describes geoscience collections managed by USGS and state geological agencies.

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News

Date published: April 24, 2020

Kansas Geological Survey gets Funding for Preservation and to Study Critical Minerals

To continue long-term efforts to preserve its collections, the Kansas Geological Survey will receive funding from the U.S. Geological Survey. The award also will be used, for the first time, to inventory the state’s critical minerals.  Read entire news post from University...

Date published: July 25, 2019

2019 NGGDPP Data Preservation Workshop

The 2019 NGGDPP Data Preservation Workshop will be held at the Colorado School of Mines, September 24-26, 2019.  Details for the conference are being posted in the NGGDPP data preservation confluence page, feel free to contact nggdpp@usgs.gov with questions.

Date published: April 9, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp at West Virginia University

Program coordinators are now accepting applications for the 2019 Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp

Publications

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Year Published: 2016

U.S. Geological Survey collections—Preserving the past to inform the future: Tour three federal repositories—Core Research Center, Paleontological Collection, and the NSF National Ice Core Laboratory

This 2016 Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting trip will explore the Core Research Center, Paleontological Collection, and National Science Foundation National Ice Core Laboratory—three collections of major national signifi cance managed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Since its inception in 1879, USGS has collected, preserved...

Latysh, Natalie
Latysh, N., 2016, U.S. Geological Survey collections—Preserving the past to inform the future: Tour three federal repositories—Core Research Center, Paleontological Collection, and the NSF National Ice Core Laboratory, in Keller, S.M., and Morgan, M.L., eds., Unfolding the Geology of the West: Geological Society of America Field Guide 44, p. 143–150, doi:10.1130/2016.0044(06).

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Year Published: 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Collections Management System (GCMS)—A master catalog and collections management plan for U.S. Geological Survey geologic samples and sample collections

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is widely recognized in the earth science community as possessing extensive collections of earth materials collected by research personnel over the course of its history. In 2006, a Geologic Collections Inventory was conducted within the USGS Geology Discipline to determine the extent and nature of its sample...

The Geologic Materials Repository Working Group, 2015, The U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Collections Management System (GCMS)—A master catalog and collections management plan for U.S. Geological Survey geologic samples and sample collections: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1410, 108 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133 /cir1410.