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Results from our Program’s research and minerals information activities are published in USGS publications series as well as in outside journals.  To follow Minerals Information Periodicals, subscribe to the Mineral Periodicals RSS feed.

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Minerals Information Publications

Minerals Information Publications

National Mineral Information Center (NMIC) products focus on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials. These products are organized by mineral commodity, geographic area, or monthly/annual statistical compilation.

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Year Published: 2018

Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Europe and Central Eurasia

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

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[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—International—Europe and Central Eurasia: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178412. For example, cite the advance release version of the Albania chapter of the 2014 Minerals Yearbook as follows: Hastorun, Sinan, 2016, Albania [advance release], in Area reports—International—Europe and Central Eurasia: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2014, v. III, p. 2.1–2.8, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178412. To cite the entire volume III: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—International: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, 4 books, separately paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvIII.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Latin America and Canada

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—International—Latin America and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178419. For example, cite the advance release version of the Paraguay and Uruguay chapter of the 2014 Minerals Yearbook as follows: Soto-Viruet, Yadira, 2016, Paraguay and Uruguay [advance release], in Area reports—International—Latin America and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2014, v. III, p. 14.1–14.6, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178419. To cite the entire volume III: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—International: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, 4 books, separately paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvIII.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Africa and the Middle East

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all...

[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—International—Africa and the Middle East: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178240. For example, cite the advance release version of the Burundi chapter of the 2014 Minerals Yearbook as follows: Yager, T.R., 2016, Burundi [advance release], in Area reports—International—Africa and the Middle East: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2014, v. III, p. 6.1–6.3, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178240. To cite the entire volume III: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—International: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, 4 books, separately paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvIII.

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Recent trends in Cuba’s mining and petroleum industries

In response to recent diplomatic developments between Cuba and the United States, the National Minerals Information Center compiled available information on the mineral industries of Cuba. This fact sheet highlights a new map and table that identify mines, mineral processing facilities, and petroleum facilities as well as information on location,...

Wacaster, Susan; Baker, Michael S.; Soto-Viruet, Yadira; Textoris, Steven D.
Wacaster, Susan, Baker, M.S., Soto-Viruet, Yadira, and Textoris, S.D., 2018, Recent trends in Cuba’s mining and petroleum industries (ver. 2.0, March 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3032, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20153032.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume I, Metals and Minerals

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Metals and minerals: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. I, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvI. For example, cite the advance release version of the Bromine chapter of the 2015 Minerals Yearbook as follows: Schnebele, E.K., 2016, Bromine [advance release], in Metals and minerals: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2015, v. I, p. 14.1–14.8, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvI. To cite the entire volume I: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Metals and minerals: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. I, variously paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvI.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume II, Area Reports—Domestic

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—Domestic: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. II, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvll. For example, cite the advance release version of the Virginia chapter of the Minerals Yearbook 2009 as follows: U.S. Geological Survey, 2009, The mineral industry of Virginia [advance release], in Area reports—Domestic: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2009, v. II, p. 49.1–49.5, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvll. To cite the entire volume II: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—Domestic: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year or range of years], v. II, variously paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvII.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—International—[Region]: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/XXXXXXX. To cite the entire volume III: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—International: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, 4 books, separately paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvIII.

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Year Published: 2017

Element migration of pyrites during ductile deformation of the Yuleken porphyry Cu deposit (NW-China)

The strongly deformed Yuleken porphyry Cu deposit (YPCD) occurs in the Kalaxiangar porphyry Cu belt (KPCB), which occupies the central area of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB) between the Sawu’er island arc and the Altay Terrane in northern Xinjiang. The YPCD is one of several typical subduction-related deposits in the KPCB, which has...

Hong, Tao; Xu, Xing-Wang; Gao, Jungang; Peters, Stephen; Li, Jilei; Cao, Mingjian; Xiang, Peng; Wu, Chu; You, Jun
Tao Hong, Xing-Wang Xu, Jun Gao, Peters, S.G., Jilei Li, Mingjian Cao, Peng Xiang, Chu Wu, and Jun You, 2017, Element migration of pyrites during ductile deformation of the Yuleken porphyry Cu deposit (NW-China): Ore Geology Reviews, , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.10.019.

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Control of landslide volume and hazard by glacial stratigraphic architecture, Northwest Washington state, USA

Landslide volumes span many orders of magnitude, but large-volume slides tend to travel farther and consequently can pose a greater hazard. In northwest Washington State, USA, a landscape abounding with landslides big and small, the recent occurrence of the large-volume and tragically deadly State Route 530 (Oso) landslide is a stark reminder of...

Perkins, Jonathan; Reid, Mark E.; Schmidt, Kevin
Perkins, J.P., Reid, M.E., and Schmidt, K.M. 2017, Control of landslide volume and hazard by glacial stratigraphic architecture, northwest Washington State, USA: Geology, v. 45, https://doi.org/10.1130/G39691.1

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Analysis of the age and paleomagnetic orientation of the Broadwell Mesa Basalt, Bristol Mountains, CA

To add to the regional paleomagnetic data documenting block rotation in eastern California, we determined the age and paleomagnetic rotation of the Broadwell Mesa basalt, a basalt in the Bristol Mountains, CA as part of an effort to constrain the timing and rotation of blocks adjacent to the fault. The east-striking sinistral Broadwell Mesa fault...

Phelps, Geoffrey; Hillhouse, John; Fleck, Robert J.; Miller, David M.; Buesch, David C.; Cyr, Andrew J.; Schmidt, Kevin
Phelps, G.A., Hillhouse, J.W., Fleck, R.J., Miller, D.M., Buesch, D.C., Cyr, A., and Schmidt, K.M., 2017, Analysis of the Age and Paleomagnetic Orientation of the Broadwell Mesa Basalt, Bristol Mountains, CA: in R. E. Reynolds, ed. Eastern California Shear Zone (ECSZ) Changes in Latitude, Changes in Altitude, 2017 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings April 2017

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Spectral properties of anhydrous carbonates and nitrates

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Bishop, J.L.; King, S.J.; Lane, M.D.; Lafuente, B.; Brown, A.J.; Hiroi, T.; Swayze, Gregg A.; Lin, J.-F.

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Evaluation of hypotheses for right-lateral displacement of Neogene strata along the San Andreas Fault between Parkfield and Maricopa, California

We used geological field studies and diatom biostratigraphy to test a published hypothesis that Neogene marine siliceous strata in the Maricopa and Parkfield areas, located on opposite sides of the San Andreas Fault, were formerly contiguous and then were displaced by about 80–130 kilometers (km) of right-lateral slip along the fault. In the...

Stanley, Richard G.; Barron, John A.; Powell, Charles L.
Stanley, R.G., Barron, J.A., and Powell, C.L., II, 2017, Evaluation of hypotheses for right-lateral displacement of Neogene strata along the San Andreas Fault between Parkfield and Maricopa, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5125, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175125.