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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Energy and Minerals (EM) Mission Area builds on the core strengths of the USGS in characterizing and understanding complex Earth and biological systems through research, modeling, mapping, and the production of high-quality data. MA delivers natural science information to the Nation in support of smart decision making.

Energy Resources Program

The Energy Resources Program conducts research and assessments on the location, quantity, and quality of mineral and energy resources, including the economic and environmental effects of resource extraction and use.


Mineral Resources Program

The Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.


Science and Decisions Center

The Center provides a cross–cutting framework to link the USGS mission areas to natural resource decision making.



The SHRIMP-RG is at Stanford University as a result of a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.



The USGS TRIGA® Reactor (GSTR) is a low–enriched uranium–fueled, pool–type reactor. The mission of the TRIGA® is to support USGS science by providing information on geologic, plant, and animal specimens to advance methods and techniques unique to nuclear reactors.