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Geochemical data generated by projects funded by the USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (ver. 5.0, March 2022)

April 4, 2022

The geochemical data included here were generated as part of the Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI), which was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in response to a Federal directive calling on various Federal agencies to address potential vulnerabilities in the Nation's supply of critical mineral resources. Earth MRI is a partnership between the USGS, State Geological Surveys, and industry coordinating with other federal agencies to accomplish the mission. The primary purpose of this initiative is to identify potentially mineralized areas containing critical minerals by gathering new basic geologic data about the United States and its territories and to make these data publicly available through the Earth MRI web applications ( The USGS is working in partnership with the State Geological Surveys to collect data and improve knowledge of the geologic framework in areas that may have the potential to contain undiscovered critical mineral resources. This data release includes all geochemical data generated by each project partnership funded through Earth MRI and will be updated periodically as additional geochemical data from these projects becomes available.