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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: 1975

Mineral resource models and the Alaskan Mineral Resource Assessment Program

The least exacting demand that can be made of any model is that it serves as a device whereby we can predict actual physical happenings. Another demand which could be made is that the physical happenings predicted be in some way relevant to man, either by allowing him to anticipate future uncontrollable events or by demonstrating the possible...

Vogely, W. A.; Singer, Donald A.

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Analyses and economic potential of monazite in Liberia

Eleven monazite samples from Liberia, including seven from beach sands, were analyzed by the X-ray fluorescence method. The monazite samples, containing only one-half percent impurities, were obtained by use of a hot Clerici-solution procedure for purification which was devised by the author. The percentage of the rare-earth elements in Liberian...

Rosenblum, Sam
Analyses and economic potential of monazite in Liberia; 1974; Article; Journal; Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey; Rosenblum, Sam

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Geologic map of the Pickett Peak quadrangle, Trinity County, California

Irwin, William P.; Blake, M. Clark; Cunningham, C. G.
Geologic map of the Pickett Peak quadrangle, Trinity County, California; 1974; GQ; 1111; Irwin, William P.

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Geologic map of the Pinto Summit Quadrangle, Eureka and White Pine counties, Nevada

Nolan, T.B.; Merriam, C.W.; Blake, M. C.
Geologic map of the Pinto Summit Quadrangle, Eureka and White Pine counties, Nevada; 1974; I; 793; Nolan, T. B.; Merriam, C. W.; Blake, M. C., Jr.

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Preliminary geologic map of Marin and San Francisco Counties and parts of Alameda, Contra Costa and Sonoma counties, California

Blake, M. C.; Bartow, J.A.; Frizzell, V. A.; Schlocker, J.; Sorg, D.; Wentworth, C. M.; Wright, R.H.
Preliminary geologic map of Marin and San Francisco Counties and parts of Alameda, Contra Costa and Sonoma counties, California; 1974; MF; 574; Blake, M. C., Jr.; Bartow, J. A.; Frizzell, V. A., Jr.; Schlocker, J.; Sorg, D.; Wentworth, C. M.; Wright, R. H.

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Reconnaissance geologic map of the Hayfork Quadrangle, Trinity County, California

Irwin, W. P.
Reconnaissance geologic map of the Hayfork Quadrangle, Trinity County, California; 1974; MF; 576; Irwin, W. P.

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Major chemical characteristics of Mesozoic Coast Range ophiolite in California

Sixty-four major element analyses of rocks representative of the Coast Range ophiolite in California were compared with analyses of other onland ophiolite sequences and those of rocks from oceanic ridges. The rocks can be classed in five groups harzburgite-dunite, clinopyroxenite-wehrlite, gabbro, basalt-spilite, and keratophyre-quartz keratophyre...

Bailey, E.H.; Blake, Jr., M.C.

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Fresh lunar impact craters: Review of variations in size

Thirty-three morphologic characteristics are reviewed for fresh lunar impact craters wide than1 km. Bar graphs express the way each characteristic varies with crater size. The features are grouped as crater structure, ejecta, and downhill flow features. Major structural transition occur at diameters of about 15 and 200 km. Details of the ejecta...

Howard, Keith A.

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Gravity anomalies in the Galapagos Islands area

No abstract available.

Watts, Anthony B.; Cochran, J.R.; Case, J.E.; Ryland, S.L.; Simkin, Tom; Howard, Keith A.

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Lunar basin formation and highland stratigraphy

Multiring impact basins, formed after solidification of the lunar crust, account for most or all premare regional deposits and structures expressed in the lunar landscape and for major topographic and gravity variations. A fresh basin has two or more concentric mountain rings, a lineated ejecta blanket, and secondary impact craters. Crackled...

Howard, Keith A.; Wilhelms, D.E.; Scott, D.H.