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Image shows a drill core in a box with cardboard dividers
September 12, 2015

Eagle Ford Drill Core

A drill core from near Waco, Texas. This core was drilled by USGS during field work for an oil and gas assessment for the Eagle Ford of the Gulf Coast Basins. Cores like these provide information on the various rock layers, such as their make-up, their age, etc.

The USGS assesses undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources for the onshore United

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Image shows a drill core in a box with cardboard dividers
September 12, 2015

Eagle Ford Drill Core

A drill core from near Waco, Texas. This core was drilled by USGS during field work for an oil and gas assessment for the Eagle Ford of the Gulf Coast Basins. Cores like these provide information on the various rock layers, such as their make-up, their age, etc.

The USGS assesses undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources for the onshore United

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Image shows a cross-section of a drill core, held in two gloved hands
September 12, 2015

Eagle Ford Drill Core

A drill core from near Waco, Texas. This core was drilled by USGS during field work for an oil and gas assessment for the Eagle Ford of the Gulf Coast Basins. Cores like these provide information on the various rock layers, such as their make-up, their age, etc.

The USGS assesses undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources for the onshore United

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Helicopter arriving to move geologists from Redoubt Volcano, Alaska
July 31, 2015

Helicopter arriving to move geologists from Redoubt Volcano, Alaska

Helicopter arriving to pick up geologists after retrieving geophysical equipment from the flanks of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, July 2015

Scientists taking soil samples
September 4, 2014

Taking soil samples

USGS researchers collecting a soil sample for rare earth elements at the Roy Creek prospect, Alaska. Jamey Jones is holding the bag while Erin Todd shovels soil into the bag.

Image shows a hyperspectral map of deposit types
June 1, 2014

Alaska Hyperspectral Minerals Map

Preliminary map of selected minerals for a portion of the Nabesna area of interest, near Orange Hill and Bond Creek deposits in Alaska. The image, derived from HyMap imaging spectrometer data collected in July 2014, is draped on shaded relief.

March 31, 2014

Helicopter Deployment of Spider Unit

A short video showing the helicopter deployment of a spider monitoring unit to the SR530 landslide near Oso, Washington

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
February 6, 2014

Windfarm Mapper Tutorial

A tutorial by USGS scientist Chris Garrity demonstrating how to use the WindFarm Mapping tool.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
January 27, 2014

Rotating Globe of Ganymede Geology

Animation of a rotating globe of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, with a geologic map superimposed over a global color mosaic. The 37-second animation begins as a global color mosaic image of the moon then quickly fades in the geologic map.

Note:This video has been released into the public domain by the U.S. Geological Survey for use in its entirety. Some

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image shows a sample of clinker on a rock background
December 31, 2013

Clinker Coal

Clinker coal is the result of a seam of coal catching fire and burning so hot that it baked surrounding rock layers into brick-like formations. Some of the most famous clinker formations in the United States can be seen at the Theodore Roosevel National Park in North Dakota. Read more about our

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Image shows a sample of cannel coal on a rock background
December 31, 2013

Cannel Coal

Cannel coal is a type of bituminous coal that is also sometimes referred to as a type of oil shale. It's name likely came from the word "candle." Cannel coal was once used as a source for kerosene. Read more about our coal research here: 

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Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image shows a sample of clinker on a rock background
December 31, 2013

Clinker Coal

Clinker coal is the result of a seam of coal catching fire and burning so hot that it baked surrounding rock layers into brick-like formations. Some of the most famous clinker formations in the United States can be seen at the Theodore Roosevel National Park in North Dakota. Read more about our

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