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USGS Media Alert: Flights Above Parts of Montana to Map Geology

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

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New Energy and Minerals Research Facility Enters Design Phase

The USGS has signed a Memorandum for Cooperative Agreement with the Colorado School of Mines for the design of the upcoming energy and minerals...

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Laying the Groundwork: How the USGS is Deploying the Infrastructure Law’s Investments in Science

In the six months since Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the President signed it, the USGS has been busy setting the groundwork...

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USGS, Apple Develop New Metric to Better Understand Global Mining Impacts of Key Minerals and their Future Supply

A new metric to quantify the amount of waste rock generated by mining for minerals essential to 21st century society has been created by the U.S...

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From the Seafloor to Outer Space, USGS is on the Case

It’s a pale blue dot. It’s also a landscape of jagged peaks and valleys beneath fluffy white clouds. It's a vast field of wispy green grasses and a...

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New Study Unveils the Secrets of Yellowstone’s Hydrothermal Plumbing

For the first time, scientists have mapped the network of underground geological pathways that feed Yellowstone National Park’s legendary geysers and...

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Media Alert: Low-Level Flights to Image 3D Geology in Western Arkansas

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

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Minerals Corner-Winter 2022

For our Winter 2022 newsletter, here are a few highlights from the USGS Mineral Resources Program’s recent activities and publications. 

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Graphite Deposits in the United States

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has updated the U.S. Mineral Deposit Database (USMIN) to include 10 sites with historical graphite production or...

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U.S. Geological Survey Releases 2022 List of Critical Minerals

RESTON – The United States Geological Survey has released a new list of 50 mineral commodities critical to the U.S. economy and national security...

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Secretary Haaland, Colorado Leaders Announce Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Build New USGS Research Building

This release was originally shared by the Department of the Interior. 

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USGS Announces Investments in Mineral Mapping and Data Preservation with Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The USGS, along with the rest of the Department of the Interior, has released its spend plan for investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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