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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: 1973

Tertiary plate tectonics and high-pressure metamorphism in New Caledonia

The sialic basement of New Caledonia is a Permian-Jurassic greywacke sequence which was folded and metamorphosed to prehnite-pumpellyite or low-grade greenschist facies by the Late Jurassic. Succeeding Cretaceous-Eocene sediments unconformably overlie this basement and extend outwards onto oceanic crust. Tertiary tectonism occurred in three...

Brothers, R.N.; Blake, M. C.

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Year Published: 1972

Principal facts for gravity stations in the San Francisco district and adjoining areas, Utah

Observed gravity values, station locations, terrain corrections, and Bouguer gravity data are provided in tabular form for approximately 450 gravity observations in southwestern Utah.

Peterson, Donald L.
Principal facts for gravity stations in the San Francisco district and adjoining areas, Utah; 1972; USGS Unnumbered Series; Peterson, Donald L.

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Year Published: 1972

Geological Survey research 1972, Chapter B

Geological Survey research 1972, Chapter B; 1972; PP; 800-B; USGS NUMBERED SERIES; Geological survey research, 1972; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Year Published: 1972

Geological Survey research 1972, Chapter C

This collection of 37 short papers is the second published chapter of "Geological Survey Research 1972." The papers report on scientific and economic results of current work by members of the Conservation, Geologic, and Water Resources Divisions of the U.S. Geological Survey.Chapter A, to be published later in the year, will present a summary of...

Geological Survey research 1972, Chapter C; 1972; PP; 800-C; USGS NUMBERED SERIES; Geological survey research, 1972; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Landslide susceptibility in San Mateo County, California

Information on areas susceptible to failure by landsliding is available in many general geologic maps and reports.  However, it is commonly presented in complex, technical language, together with data not connected with slope stability.  This derivative map is intended to convey such information in nontechnical form so that it will be...

Brabb, Earl E.; Pampeyan, Earl H.; Bonilla, Manuel G.
Landslide susceptibility in San Mateo County, California; 1972; MF; 360; Brabb, E. E.; Pampeyan, E. H.; Bonilla, M. G.

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Mercury distribution in ancient and modern sediments of northeastern Bering Sea

A reconnaissance of surface and subsurface sediments to a maximum depth of 244 feet below the sea floor shows that natural mercury anomalies from 0.2 to 1.3 ppm have been present in northeastern Bering Sea since early Pliocene. The anomalies and mean values are highest in modern beach (maximum 1.3 and mean 0.22 ppm Hg) and nearshore subsurface...

Nelson, C. Hans; Pierce, D.E.; Leong, K.W.; Wang, F.F.
Mercury distribution in ancient and modern sediments of northeastern Bering Sea; 1972; OFR; 72-268; Nelson, C. Hans; Pierce, D. E.; Leong, K. W.; Wang, F. F.

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Preliminary geologic map of San Mateo County, California

Brabb, E. E.; Pampeyan, E. H.
Preliminary geologic map of San Mateo County, California; 1972; MF; 328; compiled by Brabb, E. E.; Pampeyan, E. H.

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Preliminary map showing global distribution of alpine-type ultramafic rocks and blueschists

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Irwin, William P.; Coleman, Robert G.
Preliminary map showing global distribution of alpine-type ultramafic rocks and blueschists; 1972; MF; 340; Irwin, W. P.; Coleman, R. G.

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Geologic setting of the Apollo 15 samples

The samples and photographs returned from the Apollo 15 site show that Hadley Delta is largely underlain by breccias whose clasts are mainly fragments of coarse-grained feldspathic rocks and nonmare-type basalt. Conspicuous sets of lineaments, visible in surface and orbital photographs of Mount Hadley and Hadley Delta, may represent systematic...

Swann, G.A.; Bailey, N.G.; Batson, R.M.; Freeman, V.L.; Hait, M.H.; Holt, H.E.; Larson, K.B.; Reed, V.S.; Schaber, G.G.; Sutton, R.L.; Wolfe, E.W.; Howard, Keith A.; Wilshire, H. G.; Head, J.W.; Irwin, J.B.; Scott, D.R.; Muehlberger, W.R.; Silver, L.T.; Rennilson, J.J.