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Date published: June 10, 2019

Less than One Percent of the United States Covered by Aeromagnetic Data that Meet Modern Standards

Less than one percent of the United States is mapped by aeromagnetic data that fully meet modern standards and best practices, according to a recent evaluation by the U.S. Geological Survey. Less than five percent of the country has been mapped with data that can be considered adequate in meeting those same standards

Date published: June 6, 2019

NMIC Seminar Series: Prospects for Rare-Earth Production Outside of China

Prospects for Rare-Earth Production Outside of China

Roderick G. Eggert, Colorado School of Mines
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM ET 

USGS Visitors Center - 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA

or online at:

https://www.gotomeet.me/NMICSeminars

Date published: May 17, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Low-Level Flights in Charleston to Image Buried Faults and Ancient Lava Flows

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project.  Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.

Date published: May 16, 2019

NMIC Seminar Series: Navigating the Complexities of Permitting a Mine on Federal Lands

Navigating the Complexities of Permitting a Mine on Federal Lands

Kathleen Benedetto, Senior Advisor, U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:00 AM ET 

USGS Visitors Center or online at:

https://www.gotomeet.me/NMICSeminars

Date published: April 29, 2019

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Date published: April 18, 2019

USGS April 2 Open House in Silverton Colorado Well Received

On April 2, the USGS hosted an Open House in Silverton, Colorado, about planned airborne geophysical surveys in the Silverton region.

Date published: March 4, 2019

U.S. Mines Produced an Estimated $82.2 Billion in Minerals During 2018

U.S. mines produced an estimated $82.2 billion of raw mineral materials in 2018 – a 3 percent increase over the revised total of $79.7 billion in 2017– the U.S. Geological Survey announced in its annual Mineral Commodity Summaries published Feb. 28.

Date published: February 5, 2019

POSTPONED due to weather: Ask Questions and Learn More About the Low-Level Helicopter Flying Above the Mississippi Alluvial Plain

Media:            Please join the U.S. Geological Survey, CGG Airborne and various partners for a demonstration of the low-flying helicopter and description of what scientists are seeking in and around the Mississippi Alluvial Plain.

Date published: December 13, 2018

Seeking Water from Above: Low-Level Helicopter to Fly Southern Portion of Mississippi Alluvial Plain

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project.  Your assistance informing the local communities is appreciated.  

Date published: November 19, 2018

Low-flying Airplane to Map Geology of Southeast Missouri

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project.  Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated. 

Date published: November 8, 2018

Back and Forth: Ask Questions and Learn More About the Low-Level Helicopter Flying Above the Mississippi Alluvial Plain

Media:            Please join the U.S. Geological Survey, CGG Airborne, and various partners for a demonstration takeoff of the low-flying helicopter and description of what scientists are seeking in/around the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Please RSVP to Heidi Koontz at 720-320-1246 or hkoontz@usgs.gov.