Mineral Resources Program

Support Activities

Laboratories provide geochemical, mineralogical, and geophysical data to help characterize and improve understanding of mineral resources and materials.  Diverse technique and methods development support our Program’s research and provide data to other land management agencies and the public.  Comprehensive data storage and digital delivery systems serve mineral resource and related data to USGS scientists and the general public.

Filter Total Items: 15
Date published: April 6, 2018
Status: Active

Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Laboratories - Mineral Resources

The USGS Denver Microbeam Laboratory provides chemical analysis and characterization of rocks, minerals, and environmental samples in support of a wide variety of USGS projects related to mineral resources, including research projects funded by the USGS Mineral Resources Program. The research applications for these projects range from mineral resource research and assessments, to geologic...

Date published: April 6, 2018
Status: Active

USGS High Resolution Spectral Library

The USGS Spectral Library contains reflectance spectra, including samples of minerals, rocks, soils, physically constructed as well as mathematically computed mixtures, plants, vegetation communities, microorganisms, and man-made materials. The samples and spectra collected were assembled for the purpose of using spectral features for the remote detection of these and similar materials. The...

Date published: September 30, 2015
Status: Completed

National Geophysical Data Retrieval and Integration Project

This project helped to streamline the workflow from geophysical data acquisition to data distribution, and additionally provided user support for integration and interpretation of these complex data sets. There were four main objectives: 1) contracting geophysical surveys, 2) converting data from analog to digital format, 3) archiving, retrieving, and integrating geophysical data, and 4) ...

Contacts: Eric D Anderson