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February 9, 2009

Strong First Half Followed by Slump in Final Months
The value of U.S. nonfuel mine production rose to $71 billion in 2008, a 2.4 percent increase from that of 2007, according to preliminary estimates by the USGS. Deteriorating economic conditions, however, resulted in a downward trend for minerals consumption at yearend 2008.

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December 1, 2008

Data for Third Quarter of 2008

The U.S. Geological Survey's data on U.S. mineral production reflect declines in the domestic housing market. U.S. production of construction materials declined significantly in the third quarter of 2008 as compared with the third quarter of 2007, shown by decreases in domestic production of cement, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, and gypsum. 

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December 1, 2008

The U.S. Geological Survey's data on U.S. mineral production reflect declines in the domestic housing market. U.S. production of construction materials declined significantly in the third quarter of 2008 as compared with the third quarter of 2007, shown by decreases in domestic production of cement, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, and gypsum. 

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October 14, 2008

USGS and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) have announced their request for proposals to support the 2009 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP). 

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October 9, 2008

Water-quality data from the National Water Information System (NWIS) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) can be readily accessed online in a comparable format to data housed in the Storage and Retrieval (STORET) water-quality system of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA).