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USGS Mineral Resources Program--Supporting Stewardship of America's Natural Resources

August 6, 2006

The USGS Mineral Resources Program continues a tradition of Federal leadership in the science of mineral resources that extends back before the beginning of the bureau. The need for information on metallic mineral resources helped lead to the creation of the USGS in 1879. In response to the need to assess large areas of Federal lands in the 20th century, Program scientists developed, tested, and refined tools to support managers making land-use decisions on Federal lands. The refinement of the tools and techniques that have established the USGS as a leader in the world in our ability to conduct mineral resource assessments extends into the 21st century.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2006
Title USGS Mineral Resources Program--Supporting Stewardship of America's Natural Resources
DOI 10.3133/cir1289
Authors Susan J. Kropschot
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Circular
Series Number 1289
Index ID cir1289
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization