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The Landslide Hazards Program conducts basic research, carries out landslide hazard assessments, pursues landslide investigations and forecasts, provides technical assistance to respond to landslide emergencies, and engages in outreach activities.

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Post-Fire Debris Flows

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Rainfall-Induced Landslides

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Coseismic Landslides

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Large Catastrophic Landslides

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Hazard and Risk Assessments

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Event Response Reports

FAQs

What minerals produce the colors in fireworks?

Mineral elements provide the color in fireworks. Additional colors can be made by mixing elements:Color ProducedElement(s)Primary mineral ore(s)bright greensbariumbaritedeep redsstrontiumcelestitebluescopperchalcopyriteyellowssodiumhalite (rock salt)brilliant orangestrontium + sodiumcelestite, halitesilvery whitetitanium + zirconium + magnesium alloysilmenite, rutile, zircon, dolomite,magnesite...

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What minerals produce the colors in fireworks?

Mineral elements provide the color in fireworks. Additional colors can be made by mixing elements:Color ProducedElement(s)Primary mineral ore(s)bright greensbariumbaritedeep redsstrontiumcelestitebluescopperchalcopyriteyellowssodiumhalite (rock salt)brilliant orangestrontium + sodiumcelestite, halitesilvery whitetitanium + zirconium + magnesium alloysilmenite, rutile, zircon, dolomite,magnesite...

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

After 85 years of service, the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) closed in 1996. Certain functions, such as the collection, analysis, and dissemination of minerals information, have been returned to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). For information on former USBM programs or publications, please see the following sources:The National Technical Reports Library (part of the National Technical information...

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

After 85 years of service, the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) closed in 1996. Certain functions, such as the collection, analysis, and dissemination of minerals information, have been returned to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). For information on former USBM programs or publications, please see the following sources:The National Technical Reports Library (part of the National Technical information...

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Where can I find information about mineral commodities?

For statistical information about mineral commodities, visit USGS Commodity Statistics and Information. For locations outside the United States, USGS International Minerals Statistics and Information is the best starting point.

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Where can I find information about mineral commodities?

For statistical information about mineral commodities, visit USGS Commodity Statistics and Information. For locations outside the United States, USGS International Minerals Statistics and Information is the best starting point.

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Education

Science for Everyone

Science briefs about new landslides research written for non-scientists.

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Science for Everyone

Science briefs about new landslides research written for non-scientists.

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Landslide Preparedness

Landslide and debris flow warning signs, what to do before, during, and after. 

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Landslide Preparedness

Landslide and debris flow warning signs, what to do before, during, and after. 

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Landslides 101

What is a landslide? Where do landslides occur? Why study landslides? What's the difference between a landslide and a debris flow?

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Landslides 101

What is a landslide? Where do landslides occur? Why study landslides? What's the difference between a landslide and a debris flow?

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