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USGS extends critical minerals list public comment period until January 10, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey is extending the public comment period on a draft revised list of critical minerals until January 10, 2022.  

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GeoFlight Takes to the Air to Help Identify Geothermal and Mineral Resources at the Salton Sea

The following is an excerpt from a joint blog post issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office and the...

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

Editor's note: This news release was updated December 9 to indicate the public comment period for the draft critical minerals list has been extended...

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

List includes minerals key to all sectors of economy including tech and defense 

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USGS and Rio Tinto Partner to Survey for Critical Minerals in Southwest Montana

A new partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the science agency for the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Rio Tinto, a leading...

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USGS Estimates 306 Billion Cubic Feet of Recoverable Helium in the United States

The natural gas reservoirs of the United States contain an estimated 306 billion cubic feet of recoverable helium, according to a new report from the...

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Helicopter Making Low-Level Flights over North-Central Idaho

Residents and visitors should not be alarmed to see a low-flying helicopter over Lemhi and Custer Counties west of Salmon, Idaho from September 6 to...

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The Unexpected Activity of Frozen Soils: New USGS Research Discovers Permafrost and Frozen Winter Soils May Be More Alive than Previously Thought 

Newly published research indicates permafrost, or seasonally frozen, soils may be an overlooked source of greenhouse gases (GHG) prior to complete...

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Global Mineral Science Data Portal Unveiled by International Partnership

Geoscience Australia, the Geological Survey of Canada, and the U.S. Geological Survey have released a new online portal and the world’s largest...

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Minerals Corner Spring 2021

 

As Spring 2021 ends, here are a few highlights from the USGS Mineral Resources Program’s recent activities and publications. 

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Media Alert: Flights Above Custer and Fremont Counties, Colorado, to Map Geology

USGS Low-level Helicopter Surveys Begin Early June


 

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations...

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Media Alert: Flights Above the Mississippi Alluvial Plain to Continue Aquifer Mapping

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne...

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