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Hello and welcome to CoreFacts, where we're always short on time and big on science. I'm Steve Sobieszczyk. Let's see what we have for today?

How can I find U.S. Bureau of Mines publications?

After 85 years of service, the U.S. Bureau of Mines closed effective January 1996. Certain functions, such as the collection, analysis, and dissemination of minerals information, have been returned to the USGS where they are now the responsibility of the Mineral Resources Program. For information on former Bureau of Mines programs or publications, please contact the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at 703-605-6000 or 1-800-553-NTIS.

The National Technical Information Service has a "legacy" collection of U.S. Bureau of Mines publications dating from 1910-1995. These publications are available for purchase from NTIS and represent most of the research work done by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in the fields of mining technology, mine safety and health, and the mineral industry. Lastly, many government depository libraries received U.S. Bureau of Mines publications and should have them available for use on site.

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