Earth sciences

Broad term for all science related to the study of the earth.
This category is also used for geosciences.
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Byproduct metals and rare-earth elements used in the production of light-emitting diodes—Overview of principal sources of supply and material requirements for selected markets

Investigates the expanding LED industry and it’s manufacturing complexities. The sources and supply of the select mineral commodities used and the manufacturing process and supply chain are discussed.

First steps of integrated spatial modeling of titanium, zirconium, and rare earth element resources within the Coastal Plain sediments of the southeastern United States

This report summarizes the assembly of pertinent data, determination of its limits, analysis of its properties, and the relations among the different data types in preparation for future modeling.

Linking geology and health sciences to assess childhood lead poisoning from artisanal gold mining in Nigeria

Approximately 400 young children have died and thousands more are affected. This study clarifies lead sources and exposure pathways, identifies other toxicants of concern and people at risk, and examines potential for similar lead poisoning globally.

Preliminary map of rare-earth provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Rare earth element mineralogy, geochemistry, and preliminary resource assessment of the Khanneshin carbonatite complex, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Geological setting, characteristics of the deposit itself, and detailed geochemical analyses of rocks in and around the deposit.

Rare earth element mines, deposits, and occurrences

Location, geologic and mineral economic data for world rare earth mines, deposits, and occurrences compiled from published and non-published sources. Geographic coordinates are provided for 577 of the 799 deposits described here.

Rare earth element mines, deposits, and occurrences

This dataset contains location, geologic and mineral economic data for world rare earth mines, deposits, and occurrences. The data in this compilation were derived from published and non-published sources.

Rare-Earth Elements

Because of their unusual physical and chemical properties, the REEs have diverse defense, energy, industrial, and military technology applications including glass, petroleum refining, automobiles, and magnets.

Stream-sediment samples reanalyzed for major, rare earth, and trace elements from seven 1:250,000-scale quadrangles, south-central Alaska, 2007-09

New analyses of 1,075 previously collected stream sediment samples, measuring more elements with better precision. Includes arsenic, gold, palladium, and platinum and 55 major, rare earth, and trace element concentrations.

Stream-sediment samples reanalyzed for major, rare earth, and trace elements from ten 1:250,000-scale quadrangles, south-central Alaska, 2007-08

New data for 366 previously collected stream-sediment samples, because recently developed analytical methods can detect additional elements of interest and have lower detection limits than the methods used when these samples were originally analyzed.

The rare-earth elements: vital to modern technologies and lifestyles

Explains how and where rare-earth resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of rare-earths might be found.

1998 Assessment of undiscovered deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States

Estimates of the tonnages and amounts of contained metal in undiscovered deposits, mineral deposit types.

A bibliography of some geophysical computer programs, databases, and maps from the U.S. Geological Survey, 1971-1994

A collection of references of geophysical computer programs, databases, and maps from the USGS

A compilation of K-Ar-ages for southern California

Conventional K-Ar ages for granitic, volcanic, and metamorphic rocks collected in this area.

A dataset of magnetic susceptibility, metalization, and alteration for samples from the Stinkingwater mining district, Absaroka Mountains, Wyoming

Magnetic susceptibility measured for 700 samples of drill core from thirteen drill holes in the porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit of the Stinkingwater mining district in the Absaroka Mountains, Wyoming

A geochemical isotopic (Nd-Pb) comparison of volcanic rocks erupted during the last 3,550 yrs. B.P. of interplinian activity of Somma-Vesuvius Volcano, southern Italy

Nd and Pb isotopic analyses from stratigraphic sampling from Somma-Vesuvius volcanic complex, Italy, during the last 3550 years point to contributions from heterogeneous lithosphere, continental crust, and magma mixing.

A helicopter-borne magnetic survey over Dixie Valley geothermal field, Nevada

Gridded data from helicopter study of shallow geologic structures

A Microsoft Windows version of the MARK3 Monte-Carlo mineral resource simulator

Software for mineral resource assessments

A preliminary full spectrum magnetic anomaly grid of the United States with improved long wavelengths for studying continental dynamics

The long-wavelength (50-2,500 km) content of the regional magnetic anomaly compilation was improved by utilizing a nearly homogeneous a nearly homogeneous set of NURE magnetic surveys flown from 1975 to 1981

A preliminary investigation of the structure of southern Yucca Flat, Massachusetts Mountain, and CP basin, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, based on geophysical modeling

Maps showing aeromagnetic survey results, locations of gravity station data, and discussions of processing within the report

A Review of Aeromagnetic Anomalies in the Sawatch Range, Central Colorado

The report contains digital data, primarily a layer of polygons linked to records summarizing previous interpretations of aeromagnetic anomalies. Data are presented in updated format for input to a GIS, standard graphics software, or map-plotting package.

A summary of data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey at Dasht-e-Nawar, Afghanistan, in support of lithium exploration, June-September 2014

USGS collaboration included providing analysis of Landsat imagery; gravity measurements of sediment and rock samples; oversight of passive seismic data collection and subsequent analysis; and analysis of the chemistry and mineralogy of subsurface samples.

Acid-rock drainage at Skytop, Centre County, Pennsylvania, 2004

Active mines and mineral plants in the US

Mine plants and operations for commodities monitored by the National Minerals Information Center of the USGS. Operations included are those considered active in 2003 and surveyed by the USGS.

Aerial gamma-ray survey for parts of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties, Texas

The USGS had an aerial survey flown over parts of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties in Texas. The aerial survey included measurements of the earth's magnetic field and of the radioactivity of the surface rocks and soils.

Aerial gamma-ray surveys in Alaska

Measurements indicating abundance of radioactive elements in near-surface rocks. Grids and flight-line data from surveys flown 1976-1980.

Aerial gamma-ray, Landsat TM, and digital elevation data, Big Bend area, Texas

This report presents the results of analyses and interpretation of aerial gamma-ray, Landsat TM, geologic, and digital elevation data of the Big Bend area in Texas.

Aerial magnetic, electromagnetic, and gamma-ray survey, Berrien county, Michigan

Maps, grids, and flight-line databases of a detailed aerial survey and maps and grids of satellite data

Aeromagnetic and aeromagnetic-based geologic maps of the Coastal Belt, Franciscan Complex, northern California

New aeromagnetic point observation data with grids as well

Aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric data for the conterminous United States and Alaska from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program of the U.S. Department of Energy

Aeroradiometric and aeromagnetic flight-line data from surveys flown at 400 feet with line spacing from 3 to 6 miles from 1974 through 1981.

Aeromagnetic and gravity data over the central Transantarctic Mountains (CTAM), Antarctica

Gridded and tabular magnetic data and gravity station observations. Maps depicting the data are included in the report.

Aeromagnetic and gravity maps of the central Marysvale volcanic field, southwestern Utah

Maps (no data) depicting aeromagnetic and Bouguer gravity anomaly in the study area. Report discusses rock sample density and magnetic properties, but data are buried in PDF tables.

Aeromagnetic and gravity surveys in Afghanistan

Collection of historical gravity and aeromagnetic data in Afghanistan (1911 through 1967)

Aeromagnetic data centered over Skelton Neve, Antarctica

Gridded aeromagnetic and ground-based gravity station data

Aeromagnetic expression of buried basaltic volcanoes near Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Mathematical modeling and analysis of aeromagnetic anomaly data (gridded data provide in another report).

Aeromagnetic interpretations for understanding the hydrogeologic framework of the southern Española Basin, New Mexico

Analysis of geophysical data, inferring geologic structure of the study area

Aeromagnetic map for the state of Idaho

Aeromagnetic surveys of Idaho, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Data provided in a variety of formats.

Aeromagnetic map of part of northwestern Wisconsin and adjacent areas

Aeromagnetic survey in Afghanistan

Digital files and descriptions of airborne and ground collected magnetic data in Afghanistan

Aeromagnetic survey map of the central California coast ranges

Intended to promote further understanding of the geology and structure in the central California Coast Ranges, includes downloadable gridded point database.

Aeromagnetic survey of Dillingham Area in Southwest Alaska

Gridded survey data with summary map images.

Aeromagnetic survey of Medina and Uvalde Counties, Texas

Flight-line data, flight-line and aeromagnetic anomaly map images

Aeromagnetic survey of Taylor Mountains area in southwest Alaska

Map and flight-line data, with documentation of the survey

Aeromagnetic survey of the Amargosa desert, Nevada and California

Grid data files along with maps in PDF and PostScript accompany this report

Aeromagnetic surveying in Wisconsin 1998-99

Aeromagnetic flight-line measurements and gridded anomaly data

Aeromagnetic surveys in Afghanistan: An updated website for distribution of data

Gridded aeromagnetic anomaly data, along with aeromagnetic observations obtained during 2008.

Aeromagnetic surveys in the Anchorage, Iliamna, and Tyonek quadrangles, Alaska

Gridded data from aeromagnetic surveys

Aeromagnetic surveys in Yukon Flats Alaska

Flight-line data from the aeromagnetic survey

Aeromagnetic, gravity anomaly, and derivative maps of the Craig and Dixon Entrance 1°x3° quadrangles of southeastern Alaska

A simplified geologic map, raw gravity and magnetic data, with derivative products including depth-to-source and rock densities, with limited interpretations of the underlying geology, structures, and mineral resources.

Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data of the Yukon Flats and Fort Wainwright areas, central Alaska, June 2010

Study to estimate the 3-D distribution of permafrost, to evaluate the effectiveness of these methods at mapping permafrost geometry, and to better define the physical properties of the subsurface in discontinuous permafrost areas.

Airborne electromagnetic data and processing within Leach Lake Basin, Fort Irwin, California

Releases airborne survey data, resistivity cross-sections and depth slices derived from data inversion. Resulting resistivity models confirm geologic framework, constrain hydrostratigraphy and depth to basement, and reveal fault and fold distribution.

Airborne electromagnetic mapping of the base of aquifer in areas of western Nebraska

Gridded data used to revise base of aquifer, with supporting elevation data.

Airborne geophysical surveys

Airborne surveys measuring the earth's magnetic field, resistivity or other electomagnetic properties, or gamma ray emission over parts of North America.

Airborne geophysical surveys conducted in western Nebraska, 2010: contractor reports and data

Three contractor reports and data files for an airborne electromagnetic survey describing data aquisition and processing. Processed geophysical data were inverted to produce resistivity depth sections along flight lines. Results are described herein.

Airborne gravity survey and ground gravity in Afghanistan

Data release and processing description of airborne and ground gravity data collected over Afghanistan

Airborne hyperspectral survey of Afghanistan 2007: Flight line planning and HyMap data collection

Planning of the airborne survey and the flight lines that were flown, includes digital files of the nadir tracks of the flight lines.

Alabama geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Alabama, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Alaska digital aeromagnetic database description

Basic aeromagnetic data and other airborne survey information for any region of Alaska. Flight-line point information, not grids.

Alaska Geochemical Database (AGDB)-Geochemical data for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media

Geochemical analyses of rocks, mineral separates, bulk samples from lake and stream sediments, heavy mineral concentrates, and soils collected by USGS from 1962 to 2009.

Alaska Geochemical Database, v2

Geochemical analyses of rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and heavy mineral concentrate samples in Alaska analyzed from 1962 through 2009, with best-value estimates.

Alaska Geochemical Database, Version 2.0 (AGDB2)--including "best value" data compilations for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media

Geochemical analyses of rocks, mineral separates, bulk samples from lake and stream sediments, heavy mineral concentrates, and soils collected by USGS from 1962 to 2009.

Alaska geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Alaska, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Alaska map quadrangles at 1:250,000 scale

Outlines of 1:250,000 scale map quadrangles in Alaska for use as a geographic reference within Google Earth or other software capable of interpreting KML, with links to additional mineral resource-related geoscientific information produced by USGS.

Alaska Resource Data File

A comprehensive database of Alaskan mineral deposits compiled from the published literature and from unpublished reports and data from industry, the US Bureau of Land Management, and USGS.

An aeromagnetic survey in Yellowstone National Park

Grids of total magnetic intensity for the park

An exploration in mineral supply chain mapping using tantalum as an example

Investigates the complexity of mineral and metal supply chains in general and shows how they can be mapped. A supply chain is made up of all the manufacturers, suppliers, and information networks supplying materials and parts for production.

An index to PGE-Ni-Cr deposits and occurrences in selected mineral-occurrence databases (original report)

A compendium of references to previously published databases and database records that describe PGE, nickel, and chromium deposits and occurrences. These data show where to obtain more detailed information about each deposit or occurrence.

An index to PGE-Ni-Cr deposits and occurrences in selected mineral-occurrence databases (web-accessible database)

A compendium of references to previously published databases and database records that describe PGE, nickel, and chromium deposits and occurrences. These data show where to obtain more detailed information about each deposit or occurrence.

An interpretation of the 1996 aeromagnetic data for the Santa Cruz basin, Tumacacori Mountains, Santa Rita Mountains, and Patagonia Mountains, South-Central Arizona

Measurements of in-situ magnetic properties of several map units to determined whether or not mapped lithologies were responsible for aeromagnetic anomalies observed in a previous high-resolution survey (data of Sweeney, 2000).

An interpretation of the 1997 airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey, Fort Huachuca vicinity, Cochise County, Arizona

Grids and flight-line magnetic and conductivity data

Analytical Results and Sample Locality Map for Rock, Stream-Sediment, and Soil Samples, Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert BLM Resource Area, Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, California

A geochemical survey of the Bureau of Land Management's 5.5 million-acre Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Resource Area

Analytical Results and Sample Locations of Reanalyzed NURE Stream-Sediment and Soil Samples for the Humboldt River Basin Mineral-Environmental Assessment, Northern Nevada

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collected stream-sediment and soil samples in order to evaluate the geochemistry of the Humboldt River Basin.

Analytical results for stream sediment and soil samples from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Isla de Culebra, and Isla de Vieques

Geochemical data from 2560 stream sediment samples collected in Puerto Rico, 421 soil samples collected on Isla de Vieques, and 35 soil samples were collected on Isla de Culebra, analyzed by semiquantitative spectrographic methods.

Antimony

Antimony’s leading use is as a fire retardant in safety equipment and in household goods such as mattresses. The U.S. Government has considered antimony to be a critical mineral mainly because of its use in military applications.

Antimony: a flame fighter

Explains how and where antimony resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of antimony might be found.

Application of ground penetrating radar to estimate sand and gravel resources near Bow, southern New Hampshire

Includes application-specific radar data files.

Aquatic assessment of the Ely Copper Mine Superfund site, Vershire, Vermont

A wide variety of geochemical analyses show strong local impact on water quality in this area of historical copper mining.

Aqueous geochemical data from the analysis of stream-water samples collected in June and August 2008--Taylor Mountains 1:250,000- and Dillingham D-4 1:63,360-scale quadrangles, Alaska

Measurements on 92 samples, including pH, conductivity, water temperature, major cation and anion concentrations, and trace-element concentrations.

Aqueous geochemical data from the analysis of stream-water samples collected in June and July 2006-Taylor Mountains 1:250,00-scale quadrangle, Alaska

Analyses of 72 water samples include pH, conductivity, water temperature, major cation and anion concentrations, trace-element concentrations, and dissolved organic-carbon concentrations.

Arizona aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Arizona, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Arizona geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Arizona, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Arkansas and Louisiana aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Arkansas and Louisiana, merged to form seamless grids across the states. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Arkansas geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Arkansas, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Asbestos mines, prospects, and occurrences in the US

Location and mineralogical characteristics of former mines, prospects, and occurrences of asbestos in the continental US. No asbestos producing mines are currently active. Data here are drawn from several previously published reports.

Assessment of undiscovered copper resources associated with the Permian Kupferschiefer, Southern Permian Basin, Europe

This study delineated permissive areas for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content.

Audio-magnetotelluric data from the Culpeper basin, Loudoun, Fauquier, Fairfax, Prince William, Culpeper, and Orange counties, Virginia

Automated mapping of mineral groups and green vegetation from Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery with an example from the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Analysis of multispectral satellite imagery allows us to identify areas covered by various types of minerals and vegetation, with results provided in image files you can use in GIS.

Available sand and gravel resources in southern New Hampshire

Estimates thickness of sand and gravel resources available in this broad area using geology, topography, land cover, and ground-water level.

Barite (Barium)

Barite (barium sulfate, BaSO4) is vital to the oil and gas industry because it is a key constituent of the mud used to drill oil and gas wells. Elemental barium is an additive in optical glass, ceramic glazes, and other products.

Basement domain map of the conterminous United States and Alaska

Seventy-seven major components of the North American continent were delineated at a general scale (1:5,000,000); including the general composition, geological environment, and types of primary metals endowments that can be expected in each domain.

Basement domain map of the conterminous US and Alaska

Seventy-seven major components of the North American continent were delineated at a general scale (1:5,000,000); including the general composition, geological environment, and types of primary metals endowments that can be expected in each domain.

Bedrock and soil geochemistry from Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

Analyses to establish the background and baseline geochemistry for bedrock and soil in the region, and to determine terrestrial mercury sources and sinks in the park

Bedrock geologic map of New Hampshire, a digital representation of Lyons and others 1997 map and ancillary files

Bedrock geology with geopolitical and hydrologic information, such as political boundaries, quadrangle boundaries, hydrologic units, and water-well data

Bedrock geologic map of the Ashland and the northern part of the Ironwood 30 min X 60 min quadrangles, Wisconsin and Michigan

Bedrock geologic map of the Port Wing, Solon Springs, and parts of the Duluth and Sandstone 30 X 60 minute quadrangles, Wisconsin

Bedrock geology and mineral resources of the Knoxville 1° x 2° quadrangle, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Digital format for the map plate in Bulletin 1979 (Robinson et al., 1991),Bedrock Geology and Mineral Resources of the Knoxville 1°x2° Quadrangle, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Bedrock soil and lichen geochemistry from Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

Geochemical analyses conducted as part of a larger study of the Midcontinent Rift in the Lake Superior region.

Beryllium

Beryllium is a mineral commodity that is used in a variety of industries to make products that are essential for the smooth functioning of a modern society.

Bouguer gravity anomaly grid for the conterminous US

Measurements of the gravitational field vary slightly from place to place due to the composition and structure of Earth's crust. This digital grid describes the Bouguer gravity anomaly for the conterminous US.

California geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in California, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Candidate-penetrative-fracture mapping of the Grand Canyon area, Arizona, from spatial correlation of deep geophysical features and surficial lineaments

Includes a wide variety of geological and geophysical data: geologic, aeromagnetic, and gravity maps with SLAR, DEM, TM, and NDVI imagery.

Carbonatites of the world, explored deposits of Nb and REE

Data on 60 of the 527 known carbonatites in the world, providing reliable quantitative data on ore tonnages and grades of niobium and REE.

Carbonatites of the world, explored deposits of Nb and REE; database and grade and tonnage models

Data on 60 of the 527 known carbonatites in the world, providing reliable quantitative data on ore tonnages and grades of niobium and REE.

Case study of the environmental signature of a recently abandoned, carbonate-hosted replacement deposit: The Clayton Mine, Idaho

Multi-element geochemical analysis of host rock, ore, mine waste, flotation-mill tailings, slag, stream sediments, creek and adit waters, and leachates of mine waste and mill tailings.

Central Colorado Assessment Project (CCAP)-Geochemical data for rock, sediment, soil, and concentrate sample media

Chemical analysis of 47,478 samples of various geological materials to facilitate geologic mapping, petrologic studies, mineral resource assessment, and similar regional environmental assessements.

Central west Antarctica aeromagnetic data

Grids and map images for separate surveys and combined compilation

Characterization of Geologic Structures and Host Rock Properties Relevant to the Hydrogeology of the Standard Mine in Elk Basin, Gunnison County, Colorado

Geological and borehole geophysical data and observations collected to characterize the basin and its surface and groundwater flow systems with primary focus on the physical characteristics of the fault vein, related mine workings, and surrounding bedrock

Characterization of mine waste at the Elizabeth copper mine, Orange County, Vermont

Preliminary information about the concentration, spatial distribution and mineral hosting of metals and other elements in solid materials at the Elizabeth copper mine after 50 years (or more) of weathering and oxidation.

check_picks_x: A program for checking the travel time picks of crosswell seismic and radar data

Software for checking the travel time picks of crosswell seismic and radar data

Chemical analyses of soils and other surficial materials of the conterminous US

Geochemistry of soils and other regoliths collected and analyzed by Hans Shacklette and colleagues from 1958 until about 1976.

Chemical Composition of Samples Collected from Waste Rock Dumps and Other Mining-Related Features at Selected Phosphate Mines in Southeastern Idaho, Western Wyoming, and Northern Utah

Chemical analyses for 31 samples collected from various phosphate mine sites in southeastern Idaho (25), northern Utah (2), and western Wyoming (4)

Chemical data for rock, sediment, biological, precipitate, and water samples from abandoned copper mines in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Report containing tables of geochemical data

Chemistry of Selected Core Samples, Concentrate, Tailings, and Tailings Pond Waters: Pea Ridge Iron (-Lanthanide-Gold) Deposit, Washington County, Missouri

This report examines potential sources of lanthanide elements [rare earth elements (REE)] with the objective of providing up-to-date geologic information regarding mineral commodities likely to have increased demand in the near term.

Chemistry of stream sediments and surface waters in New England

Regional data for pH, alkalinity, and specific conductance for stream waters and a multi-element geochemical dataset for stream sediments collected in the New England.

Chromite deposits in central part of the Stillwater Complex, Sweet Grass County, Montana: A digital database for the geologic map of the east slope of Iron Mountain

Geologic map digitized from a paper copy of plate 10 from USGS Bulletin 1015-D (Howland, 1955)

Climax-type porphyry molybdenum deposits

Descriptive mineral deposit model, with locations of known deposits of this type and a few site characteristics.

Coal fields of the conterminous United States - National Coal Resource Assessment updated version

This map sheet with accompanying Geographic Information System (GIS) project is an update of the existing U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Conterminous U.S. Coal Fields map compiled using data primarily from the USGS National Coal Resource Assessment (NCRA).

Cobalt

Cobalt is a silvery gray metal that has diverse uses due to its ferromagnetism, hardness and wear-resistance when alloyed with other metals, low thermal and electrical conductivity, high melting point, multiple valences, and color effects with silica.

Colorado aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Colorado, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Colorado geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Colorado, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Comparative geology and geochemistry of sedimentary- rock-hosted (Carlin-type) gold deposits in the People's Republic of China and in Nevada, USA (Revised version)

This small database provides information about sedimentary- rock-hosted (Carlin-type) gold deposits in China.

Comparative mineral mapping in the Colorado Mineral Belt using AVIRIS and ASTER remote sensing data

A multidisciplinary mapping and data integration project focused on long-term resource planning by the mapping and characterization of exposed surface mineralogy, including that related to hydrothermal alteration and supergene weathering of pyritic rocks.

Compilation of Alaska gravity data and historical reports

Gravity measured from 1958-2005, with standard gravity reduction calculations applied to correct for latitude, elevation, topography, and isostasy.

Compilation of mineral resource data for Mississippi Valley-Type and clastic-dominated sediment-hosted lead-zinc deposits

Global compilation of information on the sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits traditionally called sedimentary exhalative (SEDEX) and Mississippi Valley Type (MVT) deposits, including updated updated grade and tonnage data.

Compiling magnetic databases

Explains the process used to compile and analyze data from diverse magnetic surveys of an area to produce a consistent synoptic data set portraying the magnetic anomalies of the region.

Complete analytical data for Jurassic igneous rocks in the Bald Mountain mining district, Nevada

Petrographic and geochemical analyses of 50 outcrop samples and 58 drill core samples.

Composite and merged aeromagnetic data for Alaska

Magnetic anomaly expressed in grids with regular spacing derived from 85 separate surveys and provided in several different formats.

Computer programs for forward and inverse modeling of acoustic and electromagnetic data

Source code and executables for Windows 7 64-bit; these command-line applications are likely portable to Linux as well. Memory intensive code, uses multiple processors.

Concentrations and bioaccessibility of metals in vegetation and dust near a mining haul road, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska

Samples of surficial materials analyzed for aluminum, barium, cadmium, lead, and zinc concentrations.

Concepts and procedures required for successful reduction of tensor magnetic gradiometer data obtained from an unexploded ordnance detection demonstration at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona

Report discussing application of specialized instrumentation for detecting unexploded ordnance.

Conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: global tantalum processing plants, a critical part of the tantalum supply chain

Sources are discussed to identify risks to the United States associated with critical supply of this strategic mineral / metal and to provide supply chain transparency to policymakers. Focus is on the post-mining, pre-consumer-product part of the chain.

Conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: global tungsten processing plants, a critical part of the tungsten supply chain

Sources are discussed to identify risks to the United States associated with critical supply of this strategic mineral / metal and to provide supply chain transparency to policymakers. Focus is on the post-mining, pre-consumer-product part of the chain.

Connecticut geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Connecticut, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Constraining the location of the Archean--Proterozoic suture in the Great Basin based on magnetotelluric soundings

A regional profile on the Utah-Nevada State line reveals a deeply penetrating, broad electrical conductor suggesting the southwestern limit of intact Archean crust is farther north than previously reported with implications for future mineral exploration.

Cretaceous magmatic rocks of Alaska

Data derived from the 1994 map "Latest Cretaceous and Cenozoic magmatic rocks of Alaska" compiled by E.J. Moll-Stalcup, D.A. Brew, and T.L. Vallier, published (at 1:2,500,000 scale) in volume G-1 of "The Geology of Alaska" (GSA)

Critical Mineral Resources of the United States—An Introduction

An overview of the mineral resource classifications, terms, and definitions used in PP 1802. Includes a review of the history of the use and meaning of the term “critical” applied to minerals or materials.

Data base for undiscovered deposits of base and precious metals

Probabilistic estimates of the amounts of undiscovered gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in conventional types of mineral deposits in the United States.

Data report for the geologic and scenic quality evaluation of selected sand and gravel sites on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming

Geographic extent of sand and gravel deposits in this area as GIS data.

Data set of world phosphate mines, deposits, and occurrences-- Part A. Geologic Data; Part B. Location and Mineral Economic Data

Geologic and mineral resource information for 1635 deposits of phosphate worldwide

Database of significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States

It has long been recognized that the largest mineral deposits contain most of the known mineral endowment (Singer and DeYoung, 1980). Sometimes called giant or world-class deposits, these largest deposits account for a very large share of historic and cur

Database of the Geologic Map of North America; adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005)

Databases and simplified geology for mineralized areas, claims, mines, and prospects in Wyoming.

This data release contains mineral resource and geology data for metallic and nonmetallic mineral sites in Wyoming. Data is provided in both spreadsheet format (Microsoft Excel) and in GIS ArcView and MapInfo. Text available in PDF format.

Dataset of Aggregate Producers in New Mexico

Location and descriptive data for aggregate producers in New Mexico that are believed to have been active during the period 1997-1999.

Delaware geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Delaware, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Density and magnetic susceptibility values for rocks in the Talkeetna mountains and adjacent region, south-central Alaska

A compilation and statistical analysis of 306 density and 706 magnetic susceptibility measurements of rocks from south-central Alaska

Depositional Setting and Geochemistry of Phosphorites and Metalliferous Black Shales in the Carboniferous-Permian Lisburne Group, Northern Alaska

The purpose of this paper is to present new sedimentological, paleontological, and geochemical data that allow us to define the geographic and stratigraphic extent and depositional setting of these temporally unusual phosphorites.

Description and validation of an automated methodology for mapping mineralogy, vegetation, and hydrothermal alteration type from ASTER satellite imagery with examples from the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Raster image files indicating the interpreted alteration and mineral groups inferred using the methodology.

Description of digital aeromagnetic data collected north and west of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grids and images depicting the data

Descriptive and grade-tonnage models and database for iron oxide Cu-Au deposits

Geological characteristics and resource estimates for 36 known deposits of this type worldwide.

Descriptive models, grade-tonnage relations, and databases for the assessment of sediment-hosted copper deposits--with emphasis on deposits in the Central Africa Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia

This report describes compilation and evaluation results of data from the USGS global mineral assessment including new descriptive mineral-deposit and grade and tonnage models and spatial databases for deposits and occurrences, ore bodies and open pits.

Determination of premining geochemical background and delineation of extent of sediment contamination in Blue Creek downstream from Midnite Mine, Stevens county, Washington

Geochemical and radionuclide analyses of surface samples and cores taken near the outflow of this old uranium mine.

Digital aeromagnetic data and derivative products from a helicopter survey over the town of Blanca and surrounding areas, Alamosa and Costilla Counties, Colorado

Flight-line data, grids, and images derived from them

Digital aeromagnetic data and derivative products from a helicopter survey over the town of Taos and surrounding areas, Taos County, New Mexico.

Flight-line data, grids, and images derived from them

Digital aeromagnetic data from the Sandoval-Santa Fe, Belen, and Cochiti airborne survey, covering areas in Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro, and Valencia Counties, New Mexico

Grids and flight-line data for three airborne geophysical surveys

Digital Aeromagnetic Datasets for the Conterminous United States and Hawaii - A Companion to the North American Magnetic Anomaly Map

Digital and analog archives comprising more than 1,000 surveys, covering approximately 8,000,000 line-km of data, flown at various flight heights and line spacings

Digital bedrock geologic map of the Ashland and northern part of the Ironwood 30' x 60' quadrangles, Wisconsin and Michigan

Geologic units and structural features, GIS data files

Digital data and derivative products from a high-resolution aeromagnetic survey of the central San Luis basin, covering parts of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, and Rio Grande Counties, Colorado, and Taos County, New Mexico

Digital data, image files, and text files describing data formats and survey procedures for aeromagnetic data collected during a high-resolution aeromagnetic survey in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico during October, 2004

Digital data for construction material sources reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation in 1977 for Maricopa County, Arizona

Point features representing pit locations and attribution data captured from an atlas of map sheets and pit data sheets by the Arizona Highway Department

Digital data for the geologic framework of the Alaska Peninsula, southwest Alaska, and the Alaska Peninsula Terrane

Geospatial data sets of the geology of the Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, including a geologic map and complete unit descriptions.

Digital Data for the Reconnaissance Geologic Map for Prince William Sound and the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Geologic map compiled from existing sources without generalization, with new or revised data where available. Part of a statewide geologic map database effort in which the structure and content of the data is as consistent as is practical.

Digital data from the Great Sand Dunes airborne gravity gradient survey, south-central Colorado

Flight-line data and gravity grids with documentation.

Digital data from the Great Sand Dunes and Poncha Springs aeromagnetic surveys, south-central Colorado

Two high-resolution aeromagnetic surveys in south-central Colorado compiled to assess the subsurface geologic framework of the San Luis basin for ground-water flow model construction, and to map concealed faults potentially related to geothermal resources

Digital data from the northeast Tusas Mountains aeromagnetic survey, north-central New Mexico

Flight-line aeromagnetic observations with gridded data derived from them.

Digital data from the Questa-San Luis and Santa Fe East helicopter magnetic surveys in Santa Fe and Taos Counties, New Mexico, and Costilla County, Colorado

Aeromagnetic data collected during an airborne geophysical survey.

Digital data from the Taos West aeromagnetic survey in Taos county, New Mexico

Digital data, image files, and text files describing data formats and survey procedures for an aeromagnetic survey covering the southwestern portion of Taos County west of the Town of Taos, New Mexico, conducted in October, 2006

Digital database of mining-related features at selected historic and active phosphate mines, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, and Caribou Counties, Idaho

Spatial database that delineates mining-related features in areas of historic and active phosphate mining.

Digital Files for Northeast Asia Geodynamics, Mineral Deposit Location, and Metallogenic Belt Maps, Stratigraphic Columns, Descriptions of Map Units, and Descriptions of Metallogenic Belts

Extensive description of mineral deposits across a wide swath of the world, includes deposit models, characteristics of individual deposits, and maps

Digital geologic map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior region- Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan

Bedrock geologic units, faults, and MRDS mineral deposit records for the area

Digital geologic map of the Nevada Test Site and vicinity, Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties, Nevada, and Inyo County, California, revision 4

GIS data for geologic units and structural features, with aeromagnetic and gravity maps in PDF

Digital geologic map of the Rosalia 1:100,000 quadrangle, Washington and Idaho: A digital database for the 1990 S.Z. Waggoner map

Geoloic units and structural features

Digital geologic map of the Spokane 1:100,000 quadrangle, Washington and Idaho; a digital data base for the 1990 N.L. Joseph map

Geologic units, structural features, and point measurements describing the earth characteristics of this area.

Digital map of major bedrock lithologic units for the Pacific Northwest: a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project

Digital map of surficial geology, wetlands, and deepwater habitats, Coeur d'Alene river valley, Idaho

Details of materials and geologic environments in an area where a long history of mining has enriched stream sediments in silver, lead, zinc, arsenic, antimony and mercury, copper, cadmium, manganese, and iron.

Digitized Aeromagnetic Datasets for the Conterminous United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico

Aeromagnetic anomaly values digitized from older surveys

Digitized data from ground geophysical surveys in Afghanistan

Surveys originally carried out by Soviet geophysicists from 1972 through 1974 were digitized. Georeferencing was problematic as were some of the measured characteristics; we explain what we did and how we have understood these data.

Distribution of igneous rocks in Medina and Uvalde counties, Texas, as inferred from aeromagnetic data

High resolution aeromagnetic survey used to infer the locations of igneous rock bodies in the area, which are provided in GIS data files

Economic filters for evaluating porphyry copper deposit resource assessments using grade-tonnage deposit models, with examples from the U.S. Geological Survey global mineral resource assessment

This paper reports on a methodology that is used with estimates of undiscovered copper resources to evaluate the likely contribution that the predicted resources will make to mineral supplies in the foreseeable future.

Element concentrations in surface soils of the Coconino Plateau, Grand Canyon region, Coconino County, Arizona

Geochemical analysis of 47 elements in more than 700 soil samples that appeared to be unaffected by mineralization or anthropogenic contamination.

Environmental characteristics of the abandoned Greenwood Mine area, Prince William Forest Park, Virginia; implications for mercury geochemistry

Water quality data for the area include pH, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, total acid soluble and dissolved major and trace element concentrations for sites around the mine workings.

Environmental impact of the Contact and Sonoma mercury mines on water, sediment, and biota in Anna Belcher and Little Sulphur Creek watersheds, Sonoma County, California

Data from field sampling of tailings, waste rock, sediment, and water at the mines, along with water, sediment, and biota in a pond and tributaries that drain from the mine area, to help assess the chemical hazards due to historic mining.

Environmental impact of the Helen, Research, and Chicago mercury mines on water, sediment, and biota in the Upper Dry Creek watershed, Lake County, California

Data from field sampling of tailings, waste rock, sediment, and water at the mines, along with water, sediment, and biota in a pond and tributaries that drain from the mine area, to help assess the chemical hazards due to historic mining.

Estimated gravel resources of the Soucook River valley, Loudon, New Hampshire, 7.5' Quadrangle using improved techniques for assessing gravel resources in glaciofluvial deposits

Images and text from a poster session (Geological Society of America Northeastern Section) showing methodology and results for an example

Evaporite-related potash resources: deposits and permissive tracts worldwide

Includes descriptions of 981 known occurrences and deposits as well as qualitative assessment of undiscovered resource potential in 84 permissive tracts.

Examination of Libby, Montana, Fill Material for Background Levels of Amphibole from the Rainy Creek Complex Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis

Sample locations and descriptions, with compositional analysis to constrain the natural background levels of fibrous amphiboles potentially derived from the nearby Rainy Creek Complex.

FD_BH: A program for simulating electromagnetic waves from a borehole antenna

Software for simulating electromagnetic waves from a borehole antenna

Field demonstrations of five geophysical methods that could be used to characterize deposits of alluvial aggregate

Data from seismic reflection and refraction, electromagnetic sounding, and resistivity profiling in a study area in Indiana. Exact location is not provided.

Field estimates of gravity terrain corrections and Y2K-compatible method to convert from gravity readings with multiple base stations to tide- and long-term drift-corrected observations

Fortran code to facilitate correction and interpretation of gravity observations

Florida geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Florida, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Fluorine

Fluorine compounds are essential in numerous chemical and manufacturing processes. Fluorspar is the commercial name for fluorite (isometric CaF2), which is the only fluorine mineral that is mined on a large scale.

Fluorine, fluorite, and fluorspar in central Colorado

Distribution of fluorine in specific age-lithologic categories, ranging from precambrian metamorphic rocks to modern soils.

Frac sand in the United States: a geological and industry overview

Discusses the physical properties of frac sand, its geologic origin and formation contributing processes, its use in industry, consumption history and a global outlook. US / Canadian producers are detailed and potential other sources delineated in a GIS

Gallium

Gallium is a soft, silvery metallic element with an atomic number of 31 and the chemical symbol Ga. Gallium is used in a wide variety of products that have microelectronic components containing either gallium arsenide (GaAs) or gallium nitride (GaN).

Gamma-ray, magnetic, and topographic data for parts of the Colorado Front Range

Five geospatial grids from the NURE surveys, showing potassium, uranium, and thorium concentration, residual magnetic field, and digital elevation.

General geologic map of the world

World geology compiled by the Geological Survey of Canada at approximately 1:35,000,000 scale, specifying age (to era) and general lithology of major geologic units, with sources.

Generalized thermal maturity map of Alaska

Data derived from the 1996 "Generalized Thermal Maturity Map of Alaska" compiled by M.J. Johnsson and D.G. Howell, published in USGS Bulletin 2142. Combines vitrinite reflectance and conodont alteration index in generalized units.

Geochemical analyses of geologic materials from areas of critical environmental concern, Clark and Nye counties, Nevada

Results of analysis in tabular form

Geochemical analyses of rock, sediment, and water from the region in and around the Tuba City landfill, Tuba City, Arizona

Regional samples of rock, sediment, leachates, and water were collected in and around the TCL site and analyzed for major and minor elements and radionuclides

Geochemical analysis of soils and sediments, Coeur d'Alene drainage basin, Idaho: Sampling, analytical methods, and results

Chemical composition of sediments and soils are of interest because of the potential for human and wildlife health impacts from high metal contents due to over 100 years of mining activity.

Geochemical and mineral maps from soils of the conterminous United States: interactive web site

Interactive web site showing geochemical and mineralogical maps along with a histogram, boxplot, and empirical cumulative distribution function plot for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801

Geochemical and mineralogic characterization of solids and their effects on waters in metal-mining environments, in Seal, R.R., II, and Foley, N.K., eds., Progress on geoenvironmental models for selected mineral deposit types

Geochemical and mineralogical characterization of the abandoned Valzinco (lead-zinc) and Mitchell (gold) mine sites prior to reclamation, Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Geochemical data for all solid sample media, along with mineralogical data, and results of weathering experiments on Valzinco tailings and field experiments on sediment accumulation in Knights Branch.

Geochemical and mineralogical data for soils of the conterminous United States

Systematic geochemical and mineralogical survey of soil horizons analyzed using a consistent set of methods, sample spacing 1 per 1,600 sq km.

Geochemical and mineralogical data for soils of the conterminous United States

Systematic geochemical and mineralogical survey of soil horizons analyzed using a consistent set of methods, sample spacing 1 per 1,600 sq km.

Geochemical and mineralogical maps for soils of the conterminous United States

Geochemical and mineralogical maps along with a histogram, boxplot, and empirical cumulative distribution function plot for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801

Geochemical and stable isotopic data on barren and mineralized drill core in the Devonian Popovich Formation, Screamer sector of the Betze-Post gold deposit, northern Carlin trend, Nevada

Detailed chemical and isotopic analysis of host and associated rocks within an area that is currently the largest producer of gold in the US. Part of a study of the hydrothermal activity leading to the formation of these gold deposits.

Geochemical and Sulfur-Isotopic Signatures of Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits on Prince of Wales Island and Vicinity, Southeastern Alaska

Geochemical characterization of drainage prior to reclamation at the abandoned Valzinco mine, Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Geochemical analysis of water samples to provide a pre-reclamation assessment of seasonal variations of acid and metal concentrations in Knight's Branch help evaluate the reclamation project.

Geochemical characterization of mine waste at the Ely Copper Mine superfund site, Orange County, Vermont

An environmental impact study is done for the abandoned Ely copper mine. The extent of contamination is studyed along with the type and chemical composition of the mine waste piles.

Geochemical Characterization of Mine Waste, Mine Drainage, and Stream Sediments at the Pike Hill Copper Mine Superfund Site, Orange County, Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sampling procedures, analytical methodologies, and results to assess the potential for mine waste and drainage to have an adverse impact on aquatic ecosystems, on drinking- water supplies, and to human health

Geochemical data for Colorado soils-Results from the 2006 state-scale geochemical survey

Major and trace element concentration data for 960 sites, providing a baseline for the natural variation in soil geochemistry in Colorado.

Geochemical data for core and bottom-sediment samples collected in 2007 from Grand Lake o' the Cherokees, northeast Oklahoma

In this area of historical lead-zinc mining activity, studies such as this help to assess the possibility of human exposure to cadmium and lead through eating fish.

Geochemical data for samples collected in 2007 near the concealed Pebble porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit, southwest Alaska

Analytical results for geochemical samples collected in 2007 from the Pebble deposit and surrounding environs

Geochemical data for samples collected in 2008 near the concealed Pebble porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit, southwest Alaska

Chemical analysis of surface samples taken over a well known but concealed deposit to understand metal migration into the surface materials and to assess the power of surface sampling for detecting concealed deposits of this type.

Geochemical data for stream-sediment, surface-water, rock, and vegetation samples from Red Mountain (Dry Creek), an unmined volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in the Bonnifield district, Alaska Range, east-central Alaska

Geochemical data for stream sediment, surface-water, rock, precipitate, and vegetation samples from Red Mountain

Geochemical data from analyses of rock, sediment, water, and solid-phase leaching at the Tuba City open dump, Tuba City, Arizona

Study of sources and resulting transport of radionuclides and other dissolved constituents in the surrounding ground water.

Geochemical data from groundwater at the proposed Dewey Burdock uranium in-situ recovery mine, Edgemont, South Dakota

Groundwater geochemistry data from samples that were collected in June 2011 to better understand the hydrogeologic system in the area surrounding the proposed mine site.

Geochemical data from waters in Prospect Gulch, San Juan County, Colorado, that span pre- and post-Lark Mine remediation

Water samples near this abandoned mine were analyzed for specific conductance, pH, temperature, and dissolved oxygen with handheld field meters, and metals were analyzed using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry.

Geochemical database for the Boulder Batholith and its satellitic plutons, southwest Montana

Geochemical analyses of Cretaceous igneous intrusions in order to establish the geologic framework for world-class mineral deposits of the Butte district

Geochemical landscape of the conterminous US: maps of NURE-HSSR data

Maps derived from a subset of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance data. Samples are from streams, lakes, ponds, springs, playas, and soils. Includes Na, Ti, Fe, Cu, Zn, As, Ce, Hf, Pb, Th, and U.

Geochemical maps of stream sediments in central Colorado, from New Mexico to Wyoming

Data portrayed in this portfolio of landscape geochemical maps serve as a geochemical baseline for the region, indicate element abundances characteristic of various lithologic terranes, and identify gross anthropogenic effects of historical mining

Geochemical results from stream-water and stream-sediment samples collected in Colorado and New Mexico

Data from a study intended to explore how well the chemical analysis of water and sediment in an area reflects that of the rock from which the sediments are eroded and through which the water flows.

Geochemical Results of Lysimeter Sampling at the Manning Canyon Repository in the Mercur Mining District, Utah

This report presents chemical characteristics of transient unsaturated-zone water collected by lysimeter from the Manning Canyon repository site in Utah. Data collected by U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Manageme

Geochemical, modal, and geochronologic data for 1.4 Ga A-type granitoid intrusions of the conterminous United States

This report presents and makes data available to ongoing petrogenetic investigations of these rocks. It develops an accurate and current portrayal of their spatial distribution in GIS format while analyzed samples are presented via Excel workbooks.

Geochemistry of magnetite from porphyry Cu and skarn deposits in the southwestern United States

Hydrothermal orebodies and their host rocks are characterized by compositional variations in magnetite. Minor and trace element data for hydrothermal and igneous magnetite are compared with an unmineralized magnetite-series granodiorite in southwest Japan

Geochemistry of rock samples collected from the Iron Hill carbonatite complex, Gunnison county, Colorado

A study conducted collected 57 surface rock samples from nine types of intrusive rock to reexamine the chemistry and metallic content of the major rock units of the Iron Hill complex

Geochemistry of sediments in the US from the PLUTO database

Geochemical data for unconsolidated sediments (stream sediments, lake sediments, etc.) collected in the US and analyzed by the USGS. These data were originally entered in the PLUTO database, which is now merged into the National Geochemistry Database.

Geochemistry of soils from the San Rafael Valley, Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Surficial geochemical methods used to identify subsurface mineral deposits covered by alluvium. Can a geophysical anomaly, interpreted as a buried granite pluton, be discerned from the geochemical characteristics of overlying Quaternary sediments?

Geochemistry of soils in the US from the PLUTO database

Geochemical data for soils collected in the United States and analyzed by the USGS. The data were originally entered into the in-house PLUTO database. This is a subset of DDS-47.

Geochemistry of soils in the US from the RASS database

Geochemical data for soils collected by USGS personnel and analyzed by the USGS. These data were originally entered into the Rock Analysis Storage System (RASS), a database that is now merged into the National Geochemistry Database.

Geochemistry of stream sediments in the US from the NURE-HSSR database

National-scale geochemical analysis of stream sediments and soils in the US collected and analyzed under the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program.

Geochemistry of unconsolidated sediments in the US from the RASS database

Geochemical data for unconsolidated sediments (stream sediments, lake sediments, etc.) collected by USGS personnel and analyzed by USGS. These data were part of the Rock Analysis Storage System and are now merged into the National Geochemistry Database.

Geochemistry of water samples in the US from the NURE-HSSR database

National-scale geochemical analysis of water samples in the US collected and analyzed under the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program.

Geochemistry, geochronology, mineralogy, and geology suggest sources of and controls on mineral systems in the southern Toquima Range, Nye County, Nevada

Geochemical analysis of rock samples in DBF tables from the PLUTO database. Maps are provided in PDF only.

Geochronology and correlation of Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks in part of the southern Toquima Range, Nye County, Nevada

40Ar/39Ar dating, electron microprobe analyses and geologic mapping help clarify chronology and correlations of the numerous volcanic and intrusive units exposed in the area and interpret the petrogenesis of a few of the volcanic units.

Geochronology and geology of late Oligocene through Miocene volcanism and mineralization in the western San Juan mountains, Colorado

New age determinations with descriptions of sample locations and analytical details.

Geochronology Database for Central Colorado

Compilation of isotopic and fission track age determinations, some previously published. Data for the tephrochronology of Pleistocene volcanic ash, carbon-14, Pb-alpha, common-lead, and U-Pb determinations on uranium ore minerals are not included.

Geochronology of Cenozoic rocks in the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada

Presents data for mineral deposits and unaltered and hydrothermally altered volcanic rocks. Data presented were acquired in three USGS labs by three different geochronologists. Analytical methods and data derived from each lab are presented separately.

Geodynamics map of northeast Asia

This map portrays the geodynamics of Northeast Asia at a scale of 1:5,000,000 using the concepts of plate tectonics and analysis of terranes and overlap assemblages.

Geologic and aeromagnetic maps of the Fossil Ridge area and vicinity, Gunnison County, Colorado

Geologic units, structural features, and aeromagnetic anomaly map of the area

Geologic and fossil locality maps of the west-central part of the Howard Pass quadrangle and part of the adjacent Misheguk Mountain quadrangle, western Brooks Range, Alaska

This publication includes a bedrock geologic map depicting the complex allochthonous structure of an area along the north flank of the west-central Brooks Range. A compilation of new and previously reported macro- and micro-fossil identifications and a

Geologic and geophysical framework of the Santa Rosa 7.5' quadrangle, Sonoma county, California

Geologic units, structural features, magnetic and gravity anomaly contours and radiometric ages of this area

Geologic and geophysical maps of the Death Valley ground-water model area, Nevada and California

Maps and geospatial data for (a) geology; (b) tectonics; (c) isostatic gravity anomaly; (d) aeromagnetic anomaly; (e) depth to pre-Cenozoic basement.

Geologic and geophysical maps of the eastern three-fourths of the Cambria 30 x 60 degree quadrangle, central California Coast Ranges

Contains geologic, gravity anomaly, and aeromagnetic anomaly maps and the associated geologic and geophysical databases (ArcMap), as well as complete descriptions of the geologic map units and the structural relations in the mapped area.

Geologic and geophysical maps of the El Casco 7.5′ quadrangle, Riverside County, southern California, with accompanying geologic-map database

In addition to geologic units and structural features, these data include gravity observations and horizontal gravity gradient information.

Geologic and mineral resource map of Afghanistan

The 1:850,000 scale Afghanistan geologic and mineral resource information shown on this map is derived from digitization of the original data from Abdullah and Chmyriov (1977).

Geologic and mineralogic controls on acid and metal-rich rock drainage in an alpine watershed, Handcard Gulch, Colorado

Mineralogical data on samples from the surface and from drill cores, with geological observations help to understand the hydrology and effects of geology on acid-rock drainage in a mineralized alpine watershed.

Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington--4. Mineral industry activity in Washington, 1985-1997.

Tabular presentation of mineral activities for mining and exploration in Washington during 1985 to 1997.

Geologic field notes and geochemical analyses of outcrop and drill core from Mesoproterozoic rocks and iron-oxide deposits and prospects of southeast Missouri

Field notes, locations, rock descriptions, and geochemical analyses from a 1988 to 1994 study to facilitate new research efforts in IOCG (iron-oxide deposits in context with other iron oxide-copper ± uranium) deposit types.

Geologic field notes, geochemical analyses, and field photographs of outcrops and rock samples from the Big Delta B-1 quadrangle, east-central Alaska

Major element oxide and trace element geochemical analyses, including those for gold, silver, and base metals, for representative rock units and for grab samples from quartz veins and mineralized zones within the quadrangle

Geologic map of Alaska

Digital compilation and reinterpretation of published and unpublished geologic mapping of Alaska.

Geologic map of Alaska

Digital compilation and reinterpretation of published and unpublished geologic mapping of Alaska.

Geologic map of Alaska

Data derived from the 1980 Geologic Map of Alaska compiled by H.M. Beikman and published by the USGS. The map is a regional summary of geologic formations and units at 1:2,500,000 scale. Does not include faults, volcanoes, or correlation chart.

Geologic map of Big Bend National Park, Texas

New geologic map to reflect mapping of late Cretaceous to Tertiary clastic sedimentary rocks, park-wide mapping of surficial deposits, and a newly revised volcanic stratigraphy.

Geologic map of central (interior) Alaska

Geologic map and associated digital databases of central Alaska. Compilation and reinterpretation of previously published and unpublished mapping at 1:250,000 scale, with limited 1:125,000 and 1:63,360 scale mapping.

Geologic map of metallic and nonmetallic mineral deposits, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, modified from the 1967 original map compilation of G.G. Semenov and others

Province contains Weka Dur, see companion report chapter B. Reproduces the topology of original Soviet maps and cross sections. Original Russian terminology and rock classification translated into modern English geologic usage as literally as possible.

Geologic map of the Ahankashan-Rakhna basin, Badghis, Ghor, and Herat Provinces, Afghanistan, modified from the 1974 original map compilation of Y.I. Shcherbina and others

Presents one of several gold and copper deposit prospect areas in west-central Afghanistan. Reproduced topology of original Soviet maps and cross sections. Original terminology and rock classification translated literally to modern English geologic usage.

Geologic map of the Bartlett Springs Fault Zone in the vicinity of Lake Pillsbury and adjacent areas of Mendocino, Lake, and Glenn Counties, California

Map and study intended to provide geologic information for the regional study of materials properties, earthquake shaking, landslide hazards, mineral potential, seismic velocity, and earthquake faults.

Geologic map of the Big Delta B-1 quadrangle, east-central Alaska

Geologic mapping and U-Pb age dating of the Big Delta B-1 quadrangle provides insights into the geology and gold mineralization of the headwater region of the Goodpaster River.

Geologic map of the Big Delta B-2 quadrangle, east-central Alaska

Geologic map of the Big Delta B-2 quadrangle, including U-Pb geochronology, correlation chart, and description of map units.

Geologic map of the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada

Spatial geologic map with rock type, vents, arcs, landslides, etc. provided in an ESRI geodatabase and KMZ format for Google Earth viewing. Mapsheet with accompanying descriptive pamphlet is provided as a PDF. Petrographic rock summary is also included.

Geologic map of the Christian quadrangle, Alaska

Geology of the Christian quadrangle in the Porcupine Plateau, southern Brooks Range, and Yukon Flats. Includes geologic map, fossil data, location of oil shale, and geospatial data sets.

Geologic map of the Cook Inlet region, Alaska, including parts of the Talkeetna, Talkeetna Mountains, Tyonek, Anchorage, Lake Clark, Kenai, Seward, Iliamna, Seldovia, Mount Katmai, and Afognak 1:250,000-scale quadrangles

The map updates a major geologic map of the Cook Inlet region published in 1976 incorporating new and additional mapping and interpretation. This map is also a revision of areas of overlap with the geologic map completed for central Alaska.

Geologic map of the east half of the Lime Hills 1:250,000-scale quadrangle, Alaska

This map, compiled from geologic mapping conducted (1985-1992) by the U.S. Geological Survey as part of the Alaska Mineral Resource Assessment Program, builds upon previous USGS work unraveling the magmatic history of the Alaska-Aleutian Range batholith.

Geologic Map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Region, Tennessee and North Carolina

Bedrock and surficial geologic units and structural features in this area

Geologic map of the Ikpikpuk River quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Ikpikpuk quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

Geologic map of the Kechumstuk fault zone in the Mount Veta area, Fortymile mining district, east-central Alaska

This map depicts the fundamental geologic features for the western part of the Fortymile mining district and delineates the location of known bedrock mineral prospects and their relationship to rock types and structural features.

Geologic map of the Lookout Ridge quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Lookout Ridge quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

Geologic map of the Point Lay quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Point Lay quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

Geologic map of the Umiat quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Umiat quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

Geologic map of the Utukok River quadrangle, Alaska

Geologic map of the Utukok River quadrangle, compiled from previously published and unpublished sources. This map is part of a collection of digital maps of northern Alaska, that span the transition from the Brooks Range to the Arctic coastal plain.

Geologic map of the Weka Dur gold deposit, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, modified from the 1967 original map compilation of M.P. Guguev and others

Weka Dur is the largest gold occurrence in Afghanistan. Map reproduces the topology of original Soviet maps and cross sections. Original Russian terminology and rock classification translated into modern English geologic usage as literally as possible.

Geologic map of the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Reconnaissance geologic map of the largest National Park in the US. Map area includes high mountains, active and ancient volcanoes, expansive ice fields, and alpine and tidewater glaciers. Kennecott Mine, a world-class copper deposit is located in the p

Geological map data

Characteristics of bedrock and surficial geologic terranes and structural features at various levels of detail. The information provided here are intended for use in the synoptic study of large areas, and are likely not suitable for detailed study of geog

Geology and mineral deposits of the Keweenaw Peninsula and vicinity, Michigan

Geospatial data and tabular data on the geology, structure, mines and mineral deposits, including lithology, age, tectonic setting, and stratigraphy.

Geology and mineral resources of the North-Central Idaho Sagebrush Focal Area: Chapter C in Mineral resources of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

Geology and mineral resources of the North-Central Montana Sagebrush Focal Area: Chapter D in Mineral resources of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

Geology and mineral resources of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Oregon and Nevada), the Southeastern Oregon and North-Central Nevada, and the Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada (and Utah) Sagebrush Focal Areas

Geology and mineral resources of the Southwestern and South-Central Wyoming Sagebrush Focal Area, Wyoming, and the Bear River Watershed Sagebrush Focal Area, Wyoming and Utah

Geology and nonfuel mineral deposits of Africa and the Middle East

Delineated areas of the world that are geologically permissive for the occurrence of undiscovered selected nonfuel mineral resources together with estimates of the quantity and quality of the resources

Geology and nonfuel mineral deposits of Asia and the Pacific

Report on known and undiscovered nonfuel mineral deposits and resources of the Asia and Pacific region. Includes the age and type of rocks that contain the deposits, and regional exploration history.

Geology and resource assessment of Costa Rica

Geologic map at 1:500,000 scale, digitized from USGS I-1865. Includes mines, prospects, and occurrences, permissive tracts for several mineral deposit types, and gravity anomaly contours.

Geology and resource assessment of Costa Rica at 1:500,000 scale; a digital representation of maps of the U.S. Geological Survey's 1987 folio I-1865

Geologic units, structural features, geochemical sample points, and detailed information about the Tilaran gold mining area.

Geology and resource assessment of the Venezuelan Guayana Shield at 1:500,000 scale

Mineral resource assessment of the Venezuelan Guayana Shield, including geologic unit map

Geology and undiscovered resource assessment of the potash-bearing Central Asia Salt Basin, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan

Known deposits, thickness of potash-bearing units, and permissive tracts with estimates of undiscovered resources.

Geology of the conterminous United States

A digital version of the Geologic Map of the United States, originally published at a scale of 1:2,500,000 (King and Beikman, 1974b). It excludes Alaska and Hawaii.

Geology of the Prince William Sound and Kenai Peninsula region, Alaska

The region includes a significant part of one of the world’s largest accretionary complexes and a small part of the classic magmatic arc geology of the Alaska Peninsula. The map was compiled from existing mapping augmented by available new or revised data

Geology, geochemistry and geophysics of sedimentary rock-hosted Au deposits in P.R. China

Includes data on mineral deposit locations and geochemical analyses

Geology, geochemistry, and genesis of the Greens Creek massive sulfide deposit, Admiralty Island, southeastern Alaska

This metal ore deposit formed over a period of time in which its tectonic setting was changing, consequently it shows a range of characteristics typical of several different types of deposits. Rock geochemistry data are provided in tabular form.

Geology, geochemistry, and geophysics of the Fry Canyon uranium/copper project site, southeastern Utah - Indications of contaminant migration

Chemical analyses of water and sediment samples, images depicting resistivity.

Geophysical and geochemical data from the area of the Pebble Cu-Au-Mo porphyry deposit, southwestern Alaska: Contributions to assessment techniques for concealed mineral resources

Uninterpreted geophysical measurements and geochemical and mineralogical analytical data from samples collected during the summer field seasons from 2007 to 2010. Data are available in a single Geographic Information System (GIS) database.

Geophysical Characterization of Subsurface Properties Relevant to the Hydrology of the Standard Mine in Elk Basin, Colorado

To help understand the hydrogeologic controls in the basin and how they affect surface and groundwater interactions with nearby mine workings, electrical resistivity profile, self–potential, and magnetic measurement data are provided herein.

Geophysical data from the Spring and Snake Valleys area, Nevada and Utah

Existing and new gravity station data and magnetometer measurements used to infer geologic structure of this area

Geophysical framework of the southwestern Nevada volcanic field and hydrogeologic implications

Report describing detailed interpretation of geophysical survey data to draw inferences about subsurface geologic features and likely consequences for the hydrogeologic system.

Geophysical interpretations of the southern Española Basin, New Mexico, that contribute to understanding its hydrogeologic framework

Geophysical interpretation of the southern Española basin for the purpose of understanding the hydrogeologic framework including shallow faults, igneous units, and basement rocks

Geophysical investigation of Red Devil mine using direct-current resistivity and electromagnetic induction, Red Devil, Alaska, August 2010

This large producer of mercury operated from 1933 to 1971. As part of remediation work, this survey used electromagnetic methods to study subsurface resistivity.

Geophysical investigations of the Smoke Creek Desert and their geologic implications, northwest Nevada and northeast California

Gravity and aeromagnetic data analysis described in a report, with a few physical property analyses

Geophysical studies in the vicinity of Blue Mountain and Pumpernickel Valley near Winnemucca, north-central Nevada

Data from more than 660 gravity stations, 100 line-km of truck-towed magnetometer traverses, and 260 physical-property sites in this area.

Geophysical studies in the vicinity of the Warner Mountains and Surprise Valley, northeast California, northwest Nevada, and southern Oregon

Gravity station data and physical property measurements used to infer subsurface geologic structure

Geophysical studies of the Crump Geyser known geothermal resource area, Oregon, in 1975

Gravity map and data used to infer details of the geologic structure of the area. Surveys were conducted during or prior to 1975.

Geophysical surveys of Bear Lake, Utah-Idaho, September, 2002

Detailed bathymetry, lake-floor acoustic imaging, and sample characteristics to infer bottom sediment characteristics.

Geophysical terranes of the Great Basin and parts of surrounding provinces

A set of geophysical maps with anomalies that are labeled and keyed to tables containing information on each anomaly and its source.

Geophysical, geochemical, mineralogical, and enivronmental data for rock samples collected in a mineralized volcanic environment, upper Animas River watershed, Colorado

Data for 90 rock samples collected from 2001 to 2007 for geophysical, geochemical, mineralogical, and environmental rock properties of acid neutralizing capacity and net acid production.

Georgia aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Georgia, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Georgia geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Georgia, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Geosoft eXecutables (GX's) developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, version 2.0, with notes on GX development from Fortran code

Software modules for the commercial Oasis montaj system used for geophysical algorithms developed by the USGS during the past half century.

Geospatial database for regional environmental assessment of central Colorado

Study focusing on the effects of historical mining on Forest Service lands in this area.

Germanium and Indium

Germanium and indium are used in electronics devices, flat-panel display screens, light-emitting diodes, night vision devices, optical fiber, optical lens systems, and solar power arrays.

Germanium: giving microelectronics an efficiency boost

Explains how and where germanium resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of germanium might be found.

Giant porphyry-related metal camps of the world

Database of large-tonnage, generally low-grade, hydrothermal deposits related to igneous intrusions emplaced at high crustal levels. Includes tri-partite classification based on deposit type, metal commodities, and source/host pluton chemistry.

GIS-based identification of areas with mineral resource potential for six selected deposit groups, Bureau of Land Management Central Yukon Planning Area, Alaska

For each deposit group, a map indicates relative density and certainty of favorable data. Tables list datasets used in analysis, parameters queried, their contribution to mineral estimates and allow further user analysis. GIS files enable spatial query.

Global assessment of undiscovered copper resources

Deposits, prospects, and permissive tracts for porphyry and sediment-hosted copper resources worldwide, with estimates of undiscovered copper resources.

Global distribution of selected mines, deposits, and districts of critical minerals

Approximate locations and short descriptions of mines, deposits, and districts where critical minerals are found. The critical minerals are discussed in USGS Professional Paper 1802 many of these locations are described in further detail in that report.

Global Mineral Resource Assessment

Regional locations and estimates of the probable amounts of undiscovered resources of copper, platinum-group elements, and potash in selected types of mineral deposits to depths of 1 to 3 kilometers below the surface of the earth worldwide.

Global mineral resource assessment--porphyry copper assessment of Mexico

Includes known resources and permissive tracts with estimates of the number of undiscovered resources likely to be present in the permissive tracts.

Global Mineral Resource Assessment-Aggregation of estimated numbers of undiscovered deposits-an R-script with an example from the Chu Sarysu Basin, Kazakhtan

This report provides a script developed in open-source statistical software, R, that aggregates undiscovered deposit estimates of a given type assuming some degree of correlation among aggregated areas, provided a user-specified correlation matrix.

GPR data processing computer software for the PC

Software for ground penetrating radar data processing on the PC

Graphite

Steelmaking and refractory applications in metallurgy use the largest amount of produced graphite; however, emerging technology uses in large-scale fuel cell, battery, and lightweight high-strength composites promise more uses.

Gravity and ground magnetic data from selected traverses in the Amargosa desert and vicinity, Nevada and California

Maps of aeromagnetic data and a table of gravity station data now available for download

Gravity and magnetic data along a seismic refraction-reflection line in northwest Nevada and northeast California

Report with gravity station data in a spreadsheet

Gravity and magnetic data in the vicinity of Virgin Valley, southern Nevada

Field measurements: 548 gravity and 6484 magnetic anomaly locations, data in fixed-format text files.

Gravity and magnetic investigations of the Mojave National Preserve and adjacent areas, California and Nevada

Gravity station and rock physical property data used to infer geologic structure of the area

Gravity and magnetic studies of the eastern Mojave Desert, California and Nevada

Report with generalized interpretation and Excel tables of gravity and physical property data including an explanations of their formats.

Gravity and magnetic surveys over the Santa Rita fault system, southeastern Arizona

Gravity station data and hand-held magnetometer measurements with analysis and description of methodology

Gravity anomaly grids for the conterminous US

Measurements of the gravitational field vary slightly from place to place due to the composition and structure of Earth's crust. Includes the isostatic and Bouguer anomalies for the conterminous US.

Gravity data along LARSE (Los Angeles Regional Seismic Experiment) line 2, southern California

Data taken across the San Fernando Basin and Transverse Ranges to help characterize the structure underlying this area

Gravity data from Dry Lake and Delamar Valleys, east-central Nevada

Principal facts (gravity observations) for 185 new stations

Gravity data from Newark Valley, White Pine county, Nevada

Gravity station data, isostatic anomaly map, and depth to basement map derived from geophysical inverse modeling.

Gravity data from the San Pedro River Basin, Cochise County, Arizona

321 observed gravity values with free-air, simple Bouguer, and complete Bouguer anomaly values; high-precision relative-gravity surveys repeated over time, useful for aquifer-storage-change monitoring; and absolute gravity values for use as base stations.

Gravity investigations of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, south-central Oklahoma

Gravity anomaly with physical property measurements in support of structural geologic investigation

Gravity map and data of the eastern half of the Big Bear Lake, 100,000 scale quadrangle, California, and analysis of the depths of several basins

Data on the southern portion of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms and the Yucca Valley-Joshua Tree-Twentynine Palms area and presents the map and basin analyses.

Gravity map of Nevada

Gravity observations throughout Nevada combined to provide a consistent collection of point measurements and generate maps.

Gravity studies of Cave, Dry Lake, and Delamar Valleys, East-Central Nevada

Gravity surveys and structural interpretation of anomaly data in support of ground-water studies

Gravity study of the Guernsey landfill site, Guernsey, Wyoming

Gravity measurements and surveyed topography data

Gravity, magnetic, and physical property data in the Smoke Creek Desert area, Northwest Nevada

Aerial, truck-towed, and hand-held magnetometer measurements, gravity station data, and sample density and magnetic susceptibility measures

Ground geophysical study of the Buckeye Mine Tailings, Boulder watershed, Montana

Electromagnetic, resistivity, and magnetic surveys used to determine the extent of contamination in an abandoned mine area.

Ground magnetic data from within the Long Valley Caldera, California

Results of a detailed ground magnetic survey

Ground-magnetic studies of the Amargosa desert region, California and Nevada

Hand-held magnetometer and sample magnetic susceptibility measurements used to help interpret complex patterns in the magnetic anomaly of this area.

Guide to geophysical data for the northern Rocky Mountains and adjacent areas, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and Wyoming

Mathematical analysis of gravity and aeromagnetic data, with basic and derived grids and vector data and maps.

Hawai`i geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Hawai`i, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Helicopter Electromagnetic and Magnetic Geophysical Survey Data for Portions of the North Platte River and Lodgepole Creek, Nebraska, June 2008

The objective of the survey was to improve the understanding of the relationship between surface water and groundwater systems critical to developing management programs for water resources.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, Hunton anticline, south-central Oklahoma

Flight line data, grids, and inversions for these surveys are intended to help understand shallow groundwater and develop groundwater resource plans for the aquifer.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, Oakland, Ashland, and Firth study areas, eastern Nebraska, March 2007

Electrical resistivity depicted in georeferenced grids and maps, representing different approximate depths of investigation for each area. The range of subsurface investigation is comparable to the depth of shallow aquifers.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, portions of the North Platte and South Platte Natural Resource Districts, western Nebraska, May 2009

Geophysical surveys to map shallow hydrogeologic features of the southwestern part of the Sand Hills that contain a mix of fresh to saline lakes.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data, Swedeburg and Sprague study areas, eastern Nebraska, May 2009

The objective of the contracted survey was to improve the understanding of the relation between surface water and groundwater systems critical to developing groundwater models used in management programs for water resources.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic survey data and maps, northern Bexar County, Texas

Grids, images, and flight-line paths for magnetic and resistivity surveys

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic survey data and maps, Seco Creek area, Medina and Uvalde Counties, Texas

Airborne geophysical data and a summary of the hydrologic application.

Helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic survey maps and data, East Poplar oil field area, August 2004, Fort Peck Indian Reservation, northeastern Montana

Grids, line data, and imagery derived from them covering the small study area.

Helicopter electromagnetic data from Everglades National Park and surrounding areas, Florida, collected 9-14 December 1994

Survey to determine location of the freshwater-saltwater boundary in a coastal area.

High resolution, low altitude aeromagnetic and electromagnetic survey of Mount Rainier

Flight-line and gridded data, with description of methodology and interpretation

High-angle faults in the basement of Yucca Flats, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, based on analysis of a constrained gravity inversion surface

A fault map and digital fault dataset were constructed based on offsets of the basement surface. Because these faults are, in large part, not present at the surface, they are interpreted to be inactive faults, older than the alluvial basin fill.

High-resolution aeromagnetic survey to image shallow faults, Poncha Springs and vicinity, Chaffee county, Colorado

Survey to map concealed faults that may be related to geothermal resources, such as hot springs; data given are surface locations of faults interpreted from the survey.

High-resolution gravity and seismic-refraction surveys of the Smoke Tree Wash area, Joshua Tree National Park, California

These data were acquired to determine the thickness of valley-fill deposits and to delineate geologic structures that might influence groundwater flow beneath this area.

Historical Files from Federal Government Mineral Exploration-Assistance Programs, 1950 to 1974

Scanned documents describing applications for Federal assistance in exploring for certain strategic and critical minerals, including where the deposits were examined what minerals were found, and whether mining had occurred.

Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974

Scanned correspondence documenting the work of these programs, typically including information about the geology and mineralization reported at locations for which development assistance was sought.

History and evaluation of national-scale geochemical data sets for the United States

Overview explaining how and why six different geochemical data sets were produced, and why you might choose to use the data in any one of these instead of the others.

Hydrogeochemical investigation of the Standard Mine vicinity, upper Elk Creek basin, Colorado

Ground- and surface-water samples were collected in order to characterize the local ground-water flow system, determine metal concentrations in local ground water, and understand factors controlling the discharge of metal-rich waters from the mine.

Hydrogeochemical investigations of historic mining districts, central western slope of Colorado, including influence on surface-water quality

Geochemical analysis of mine dumps, mill tailings, mine drainage, and surface waters indicate contamination from these historic mines is generally less than that asserted or suggested by some geochemical models

Hydrothermal Alteration Maps of the Central and Southern Basin and Range Province of the United States Compiled From Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Data

Maps and data showing the geographic distribution of surficial minerals likely produced by hydrothermal alteration, which may indicate areas permissive of gold and copper mineral deposits.

Idaho geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Idaho, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Identification of mineral resources in Afghanistan-Detecting and mapping resource anomalies in prioritized areas using geophysical and remote sensing (ASTER and HyMap) data

Using geophysical and remote-sensing data, previously unrecognized targets of potential mineralization were identified; this report shows those targets along with the evidence for their potential.

Illinois geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Illinois, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio magnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Impact of mine and natural sources of mercury on water, sediment, and biota in Harley Gulch adjacent to the Abbott-Turkey Run mine, Lake County, California

Detailed samples around these abandoned mines will help to determine how well site remediation efforts have worked to reduce the dangerous levels of mercury that come from both natural sources here as well as the abandoned mines.

Indiana geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Indiana, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Indium in zinc-lead and other mineral deposits -- A reconnaissance survey of 1118 indium analyses published before 1985

Reconnaissance summary and survey of 1118 indium analyses of a diverse suite of minerals, including monomineralic and polymineralic ores and mineral concentrates, from 12 mineral-deposit types, principally zinc-lead deposits, from 16 countries.

Indium: bringing liquid-crystal displays into focus

Explains how and where indium resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of indium might be found.

Integrated investigations of environmental effects of historical mining in the Animas River watershed, San Juan county, Colorado

Major assessment of the environmental effects of historical mining in the Animas River watershed with GIS data files, tables, and plates.

International mineral exploration activities from 1995 through 2004

Extensive commentary but minimal location information for more than 4000 mineral exploration targets worldwide, by year.

Introduction to potential fields: gravity

Explanation of the Earth's gravitational field, emphasizing how USGS scientists measure gravity and portray these measurements on maps. Explains terminology of gravity anomaly maps and their relationship to the rock types and other geologic features.

Introduction to potential fields: magnetics

Explanation of the Earth's magnetic field and how USGS measures it. Defines magnetic anomaly, induced and remanent magnetism in rocks, and describes magnetic anomaly maps.

Iowa geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Iowa, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Iowa magnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Iowa, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Isostatic gravity map of the Las Vegas 30'x60' quadrangle, California and Nevada

Includes principal facts (gravity observations) for 2,506 stations.

Isostatic gravity map of the Monterey 30x60 minute quadrangle and adjacent areas, California

Gravity measurements to support regional mapping and hydrologic studies

Isostatic gravity map of the Point Sur 30 x 60 quadrangle and adjacent areas, California

Includes 802 gravity station measurements with isostatic, free-air, simple and complete Bouguer anomalies, and terrain correction.

Isostatic gravity map with geology of the Santa Ana 30'x60' quadrangle, southern California

Contour map of isostatic gravity anomaly with bedrock geology, and principal facts for the gravity stations as a separate data file.

Isostatic gravity map with simplified geology of the Los Angeles 30x60 minute Quadrangle

Includes detailed point measurements of gravity

Isostatic residual gravity anomaly grid for the conterminous US

Measurements of the gravitational field vary slightly from place to place due to the composition and structure of Earth's crust. This digital grid describes the isostatic residual gravity anomaly for the conterminous US.

Isotopic ages of rocks in the northern Front Range, Colorado

Maps, tables, and GIS data for isotopic ages determined in the northern part of the study area.

Kansas geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Kansas, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Kentucky geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Kentucky, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Large-scale digital geologic map databases and reports of the North Coal District in Afghanistan

Coal resource maps and associated databases that have been digitally captured and maps that have been thus far converted to GIS databases

Lead isotope determinations from sulfide mineral occurrences--Russian Far East

Data represent work completed when the study ended due to lack of funding. Geologic and site information on each specific deposit or occurrence are provided. Analytical and geologic data are summarized and site descriptions for samples analyzed are listed

Lead-rich sediments, Coeur d'Alene River valley, Idaho; Area, volume, tonnage, and lead content: Surface-sediment geochemical data

Tables containing locations and lead concentrations of 998 surface-sediment geochemical sample sites

Lineament analysis of mineral areas of interest in Afghanistan

Lineaments derived from Thematic Mapper imagery using a manual process and those determined automatically, with GIS data.

Lithium

Lithium, the lightest of all metals, is used in air treatment, batteries, ceramics, glass, metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, and polymers.

Lithochronologic units and mineral deposits of the Appalachian Orogen from Maine to Alabama

Geologic age, lithology, faults, and mineral deposit information (major deposits and those smaller deposits thought to be representative of the metallogenic character of the area).

Lithogeochemical character of near-surface bedrock in the New England coastal basins

Re-classification of geologic units according to their geochemical properties

Lithogeochemistry of mineralized and altered rock samples from the northern Talkeetna Mountains, south-central Alaska

Chemical analysis of 201 samples of rocks thought to be altered or mineralized in an area containing numerous mines.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Ahankashan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Haji-Gak mineral district, which has copper and gold deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Aynak mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain copper deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Badakhshan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain gold deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Baghlan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain clay, gypsum, and coal deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Bakhud mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain industrial fluorite deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Balkhab mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain copper deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Dudkash mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain industrial mineral deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Dusar-Shaida mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain copper and tin deposits

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Farah mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area expected to contain copper, zinc, lead, silver, and gold deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Ghazni1 mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area expected to contain clay, aluminum, gold, silver, mercury, and sulfur deposits

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Ghazni2 mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area expected to contain gold, mercury, and sulfur deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Ghunday-Achin mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Haji-Gak mineral district, which has magnesite and talc deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Haji-Gak mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Haji-Gak mineral district, which has iron ore deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Herat mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Haji-Gak mineral district, which has barium and limestone deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Kandahar mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain bauxite deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Katawas mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain gold deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Khanneshin mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain rare-earth element deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Kharnak-Kanjar mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain mercury deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Kundalyan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain porphyry copper and gold deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Kunduz mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain celestite deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Nalbandon mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain lead and zinc deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the North Bamyan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Haji-Gak mineral district, which has copper deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the North Takhar mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain placer gold deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Nuristan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Haji-Gak mineral district, which has gem, lithium, and cesium deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Panjsher Valley mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain emerald and silver-iron deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Parwan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for the Parwan mineral district, which has gold and copper deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the South Bamyan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area, parts of which have anomalous spectral reflectance deserving of further study for their mineral potential.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the South Helmand mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain industrial travertine deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Takhar mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain industrial evaporite deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Tourmaline mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain tin deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Uruzgan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain tin and tungsten deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, 2.5-meter resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of the Zarkashan mineral district in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for this area known to contain copper and gold deposits.

Local-area-enhanced, high-resolution natural-color and color-infrared satellite-image mosaics of mineral districts in Afghanistan

GeoTIFF rendition of locally enhanced ALOS image mosaics for several areas known to contain mineral deposits.

Louisiana geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Louisiana, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Low-fluorine stockwork molybdenite deposits

Descriptive mineral deposit model, with locations of known deposits of this type and a few site characteristics.

Magnetic and gravity anomaly maps of West Virginia

Aeromagnetic surveys of West Virginia, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Magnetic and gravity studies of Mono Lake, east-central, California

Magnetic and gravity investigations were undertaken in Mono Lake to study regional crustal structures and to aid in understanding the geologic framework, in particular regarding potential geothermal resources and volcanic hazards throughout Mono Basin.

Magnetic anomaly map of North America

Airborne measurement of the earth's magnetic field over all of North America provides gridded data describing the magnetic anomaly caused by variations in earth materials and structure.

Magnetic map of the Irish Hills and surrounding areas, San Luis Obispo County, central California

Database includes new helicopter aeromagnetic data, point locations of the local maximum horizontal gradient derived from the aeromagnetic data, and physical property data.

Magnetic properties of Quaternary deposits, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska -- Implications for aeromagnetic anomalies of Upper Cook Inlet

Magnetic susceptibility measurements with statistical analysis

Magnetic susceptibilities measured on rocks of the Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska

Analysis of rock samples, with photos of sample localities

Magnetic susceptibility data for some exposed bedrock in the western conterminous United States

In-place rock magnetic susceptibility measurements for 746 sites are reported in a database. These data, collected from 1991 through 2012, are intended to help improve geophysical modeling of the Earth’s crust in the Western United States.

Maine geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Maine, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Major mineral deposits of the world

Regional locations and general geologic setting of known deposits of major nonfuel mineral commodities. Originally compiled in five parts by diverse authors, combined here for convenience despite likely inconsistencies among the regional reports.

Major- and trace-element concentrations in rock samples collected in 2006 from the Taylor mountains 1:250,000-scale quadrangle, Alaska

138 rock geochemistry samples collected during the 2006 field season were analyzed using the ICP-AES/MS42, ICP-AES10, fire assay, and cold vapor atomic absorption methods

Major- and trace-element concentrations in soils from northern California: Results from the Geochemical Landscapes project pilot study

Regional-scale geochemical survey designed to serve as a baseline for further analyses, and to understand effects of historical mining in the area.

Major- and trace-element concentrations in soils from two continental-scale transects of the United States and Canada

Spreadsheets containing geochemical data for soils

Major- and trace-element concentrations in soils from two geochemical surveys (1972 and 2005) of the Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area

Analyses of about 900 samples by ICP-MS, ICP-AES, and hydride generation-atomic absorption spectrometry. The samples collected in 2005 were also analyzed by a cold vapor-atomic absorption method for mercury.

Manganese

Manganese is used to make steel, where it serves as a purifying agent in iron-ore refining and as an alloy.

Manganese: it turns iron into steel (and does so much more)

Explains how and where manganese resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of manganese might be found.

Map of thorium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Map showing areas with potential for garnet resources in bedrock and placer in the Blacktail Mountains and the Gravelly, Greenhorn, Ruby, and Snowcrest ranges of southwestern Montana

Geological data in support of mineral resource assessment

Map showing areas with potential for talc deposits in the Gravelly, Greenhorn, and Ruby ranges and the Henrys Lake Mountains of southwestern Montana

Geologic data supporting mineral resource assessment

Map showing extent of glaciation in the Eagle quadrangle, east-central Alaska

This map covers the Eagle 1:250,000-scale quadrangle in the northeastern part of the Yukon-Tanana Upland in Alaska. It shows the extent of five major glacial advances, former glacial lakes, and present fragmented terrace deposits related to the advances.

Map showing geology, structure, and geophysics of the central Black Hills, South Dakota

This 1:100,000-scale digital geologic map details the complex early Proterozoic granitic rocks, early Proterozoic supracrustal metamorphic rocks, and Archean crystalline basement of the Black Hills.

Mapping the mineral resource base for mineral carbon-dioxide sequestration in the conterminous United States

Map includes GIS data for magnesium-rich ultramafic rocks

Maps of hydrothermal alteration in the Basin and Range province of the US

Maps and data showing the geographic distribution of surficial minerals likely produced by hydrothermal alteration, which may indicate areas permissive of gold and copper mineral deposits.

Maryland geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Maryland, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Massachusetts geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Massachusetts, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Mercury geochemistry of gold placer tailings, sediments, bedrock, and waters in the lower Clear Creek area, Shasta County, California; report of investigations, 2001-2003

Total mercury and methylmercury measured in sediments, tailings, and water in an area where historical gold mining has occurred; proposed habitat restoration work may release some of the mercury that is currently buried there.

Mercury release from the Rathburn Mine, Petray Mine, and Bear Valley saline springs, Colusa County, California 2004-2006

Summary of data obtained from field sampling of mine tailings and waste rock and water and sediment in regional springs and tributaries that drain from the mine area into Bear Creek. Ground-water springs are also potential sources of mercury here.

Merged aeroradiometric data for Alaska

Gridded data from aeroradiometric surveys of Alaska.

Merged digital aeromagnetic data for the middle Rio Grande and southern Española Basins, New Mexico

Gridded data and images

Mesozoic magmatism and base-metal mineralization in the Fortymile mining district, eastern Alaska--Initial results of petrographic, geochemical, and isotopic studies in the Mount Veta area

Initial results of a petrographic, geochemical, and isotopic study of Mesozoic intrusive rocks and spatially associated Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu-Au prospects in the area.

Metallogenic belt and mineral deposit maps of northeast Asia

This report contains explanatory material and summary tables for lode mineral deposits and placer districts and metallogenic belts of Northeast Asia.

Methods to create GIS styles with examples for lithology and time

Methods used to create several styles for lithology or geologic time, including style files for Lithclass lithologic categories, and ISC and DNAG timescales.

Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina

Point locations with characteristics of mines and prospects.

Michigan geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Michigan, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Michigan magnetic and gravity maps and data

Best available public-domain aeromagnetic and gravity data in the State of Michigan merged into composite grids. Magnetic data compiled from 25 separate magnetic surveys.

Mineral facilities of Africa and the Middle East

Database of mines and mineral plants through 2003

Mineral facilities of Asia and the Pacific

This map displays over 1,500 records of mineral facilities throughout the continent of Asia and the countries of the Pacific Ocean. Each record represents one commodity and one facility type at a single geographic location. Facility types include mines, o

Mineral facilities of Europe

This map displays over 1,700 records of mineral facilities within the countries of Europe and western Eurasia. Each record represents one commodity and one facility type at a single geographic location. Facility types include mines, oil and gas fields, an

Mineral facilities of Latin America and Canada

Database of mines and mineral plants through 2005

Mineral facilities of Northern and Central Eurasia

This map displays almost 900 records of mineral facilities within the countries that formerly constituted the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Each record represents one commodity and one facility type at a single geographic location. Facility

Mineral industry surveys: Abrasives, manufactured

Quarterly reports describing salient statistics and industry events pertaining to this mineral commodity.

Mineral industry surveys: Aluminum

Monthly reports describing salient statistics and industry events pertaining to this commodity.

Mineral industry surveys: Antimony

Monthly or Quarterly reports describing salient statistics and industry events pertaining to this mineral commodity.

Mineral resource data for Mississippi Valley-Type and clastic-dominated sediment-hosted lead-zinc deposits

Map interface and data download of Sed Zn-Pb data including KML and GIS data formats

Mineral Resource Data System

MRDS describes metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources throughout the world. Included are deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic characteristics, production, reserves, resources, and references.

Mineral-resources map of the circum-Pacific region, Antarctic sheet

Includes reported mineral occurrences in Antarctica, with name of deposit, geographic location, commodities, and reference.

Mineral-resources map of the circum-Pacific region, northwest quadrant

Includes list of large-sized and remarkable mineral deposits, with name, country, geographic location, type, age of mineralization, and commodities.

Mineralogic causes of variations in magnetic susceptibility of late Pleistocene and Holocene sediment from Great Salt Lake, Utah

Results of magnetic susceptibility (MS) measurements and magnetic mineralogy of sediments sampled in three cores from the south basin of Great Salt Lake

Mining claim activity on Federal lands in the contiguous US and Alaska

Number and type of mine claims located on Federal lands and registered with the Bureau of Land Management, by year from 1976 through 2007.

Minnesota geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Minnesota, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Miscellaneous geochemical data from waters in the Upper Animas River Watershed, Colorado

This report releases data for waters in which naturally occurring acid-rock drainage occurs but acid-mine drainage from historical mining continues to contribute dissolved metals further degrading preexisting water quality.

Mississippi geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Mississippi, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Missouri aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Missouri, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Missouri geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Missouri, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Modeling of the Climax Stock and related plutons based on the inversion of magnetic data, southwest Nevada

Mathematical modeling, coupled with new observations of magnetic susceptibility, yield better estimates of the underground configuration of granite plutons.

Montana aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Montana, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Montana geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Montana, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Multielement geochemical dataset of surficial materials for the northern Great Basin

Geochemical data generated during mineral and environmental assessments for the Bureau of Land Management in northern Nevada, northeastern California, southeastern Oregon, and southwestern Idaho.

National Geochemical Database: Concentrate

Geochemistry of concentrates from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.

National Geochemical Database: Rock

Geochemical analysis of rock samples collected and analyzed by the USGS. This dataset includes and supersedes rock data formerly released as "Geochemistry of igneous rocks in the US extracted from the PLUTO database"

National Geochemical Database: Sediment

Geochemical analysis of sediment samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are of stream sediment in the continental US and Alaska.

National Geochemical Database: Soil

Geochemical analysis of soil samples from the National Geochemical Database. Primarily inorganic elemental concentrations, most samples are from the continental US and Alaska.

National geochemical survey database

National-scale geochemical analysis of stream sediments and soils in the US, from existing data, reanalysis of existing samples, and new sampling. Goal for sample density is one per 289 square km.

National Geochronological Database

Radiometric ages of geological materials by K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, fission track, and U-Th-Pb dating methods. A revision of DDS-14 correcting locations and providing the data in more convenient formats.

National Geochronological Database

Radiometric ages of geological materials by K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, fission track, and U-Th-Pb dating methods. A revision of DDS-14 correcting locations and providing the data in more convenient formats.

National geophysical data grids; gamma-ray, gravity, magnetic, and topographic data for the conterminous United States

Gridded geophysical data in a variety of formats.

National Mineral Resource Assessment 1998

Estimates of the tonnages and amounts of contained metal in undiscovered deposits, mineral deposit types.

Nebraska geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Nebraska, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Net acid production, acid neutralizing capacity, and associated geophysical, mineralogical, and geochemical characteristics of Animas River watershed rocks near Silverton, Colorado

Geochemical analysis of rock samples focusing on characteristics relevant to mine cleanup discussions

Net acid production, acid neutralizing capacity, and associated mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of Animas River watershed igneous rocks near Silverton, Colorado

Chemical analysis of altered volcanic rocks to determine their potential for neutralization of acid-rock drainage. Includes magnetic susceptibility measurements as well.

Nevada geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Nevada, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Nevada magnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Nevada, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well. Data provided in a variety of formats.

New England states aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of New England, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well. Data provided in a variety of formats.

New Hampshire geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in New Hampshire, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

New Jersey aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of New Jersey, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

New Jersey geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in New Jersey, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

New Mexico aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of New Mexico, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

New Mexico geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in New Mexico, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

New York geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in New York, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world

Location, type, mineralogy, name, tonnage and grade, and geological setting for 120 deposits of this type. The US has no active nickel mines or nickel reserves.

Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world-database and grade and tonnage models

Location, type, mineralogy, name, tonnage and grade, and geological setting for 120 deposits of this type. The US has no active nickel mines or nickel reserves.

Niobium and Tantalum

Niobium and tantalum are found together in nature because they have similar physical and chemical properties. Niobium is used in high-strength steel alloys, while tantalum is used in electronic capacitors.

Niobium and tantalum: indispensable twins

Explains how we use these chemical elements, where they come from, and characteristics of the global supply and demand for them.

North Carolina geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in North Carolina, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

North Dakota aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of North Dakota, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

North Dakota geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in North Dakota, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Occurrence and variability of mining-related lead and zinc in the Spring River flood plain and tributary flood plains, Cherokee County, Kansas, 2009--11

One hundred years of historical mining has resulted in substantial ongoing input of cadmium, lead, and zinc into the environment. This surficial-soil sampling and coring study provides information needed to support remediation efforts.

Ohio complete bouguer gravity anomaly grid

Ohio geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Ohio, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Ohio magnetic anomaly grid at flight altitude of 1000 feet above ground

Oklahoma geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Oklahoma, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Online files for acid deposition sensitivity map

GIS data files Acid Deposition Sensitivity of the Southern Appalachian Assessment Area. Susceptibility to acid deposition from air pollution is categorized as low, medium, or high for each area.

Oregon geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Oregon, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Oregon magnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Oregon, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Particle size characterization of water-elutriated Libby amphibole 2000 and RTI International amosite

Morphological data on fibrous mineral particles from an old vermiculite mine that has been a subject of environmental health investigations

Pb-concentrations and Pb-isotope ratios in soils collected along an east-west transect across the United States

Analytical results for Pb-concentrations and isotopic ratios from about 150 samples of soil A horizon and about 145 samples of soil C horizon collected along a 4000-km east-west transect across the USA.

Pennsylvania geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Pennsylvania, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Petrographic and geochemical data for Cenozoic volcanic rocks of the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada

The purpose of this report is to present available petrographic and geochemical data for unmineralized rock samples, principally volcanic rocks and to make those data available to ongoing petrogenetic investigations of these rocks.

Phosphate occurrence and potential in the region of Afghanistan, including parts of China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Locations of known phosphate occurrences in this area, with geologic units in which such deposits may occur.

Phosphate occurrence and potential of south Asia

Locations of known phosphate occurrences in this area, with geologic units in which such deposits may occur.

Photographs of historical mining operations in Colorado and Utah

A collection of photographs of mine sites, mining operations, and tailings taken prior to 1980 at a variety of sites throughout Colorado and Utah.

Physical, chemical, and mineralogical data from surficial deposits, groundwater levels, and water composition in the area of Franklin Lake playa and Ash Meadows, California and Nevada

Presents data and describes the methods used to determine the physical attributes, as well as the chemical and mineralogical composition of surficial deposits; groundwater levels; and water composition in this area.

Physical-property measurements on core samples from drill-holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect

Density and magnetic susceptibility measurements to assist in interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomaly data

Pick_Sw: A program for interactive picking of S-wave data, version 2.00

Software for interactively picking of S-wave data

pick_xwell: A program for interactive picking of crosswell seismic and radar data

Software for interactively picking crosswell seismic and radar data

Platinum-Group Elements

The platinum-group elements (PGEs)—platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium—are metals that have similar physical and chemical properties and tend to occur together in nature. PGEs are indispensable to many industrial applications.

Platinum-group elements in southern Africa: mineral inventory and an assessment of undiscovered mineral resources

This study summarizes the identified mineral inventory of PGE in South Africa and Zimbabwe and estimates the potential amount of undiscovered PGE resources that may be present in these countries.

Platinum-group elements: so many excellent properties

Includes platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium. These metals have similar physical and chemical properties and occur together in nature.

Podiform chromite deposits

Location and characteristics of 1,124 individual mineral deposits of this type, with grade and tonnage models for chromium as well as several related elements.

Podiform chromite deposits--database and grade and tonnage models

Location and characteristics of 1,124 individual mineral deposits of this type, with grade and tonnage models for chromium as well as several related elements.

Porphyry copper assessment of British Columbia and Yukon Territory, Canada

GIS files representing the mineral resource assessment permissive tracts, deposits and significant prospects.

Porphyry copper assessment of Central America and the Caribbean Basin

Study delineated permissive areas for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content.

Porphyry copper assessment of East and Southeast Asia: Philippines, Taiwan (Republic of China), Republic of Korea (South Korea), and Japan

This study delineated permissive areas for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content.

Porphyry copper assessment of eastern Australia

Delineated permissive areas for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content.

Porphyry copper assessment of Europe, exclusive of the Fennoscandian Shield

This study delineated permissive areas for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content

Porphyry copper assessment of northeast Asia: Far East Russia and northeasternmost China

This study delineated permissive areas for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content.

Porphyry copper assessment of Southeast Asia and Melanesia

This study delineated permissive areas for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content.

Porphyry copper assessment of the Mesozoic of East Asia--China, Vietnam, North Korea, Mongolia, and Russia

This study delineated permissive areas for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content.

Porphyry copper assessment of the Tibetan Plateau, China

This study delineated permissive areas for undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content.

Porphyry copper assessment of western Central Asia

With extensive geological and mineral resource information here, we estimated a mean of 25 undiscovered deposits of this type in this area, with a mean estimate of 95 million metric tons of copper.

Porphyry copper deposits of the world

Information on porphyry copper deposits from around the world with grade and tonnage models, a general classification based on geologic setting, mineralogy, with data allowing locations of these deposits to be plotted using GIS.

Porphyry copper deposits of the world: database, map, and grade and tonnage models

A compilation of worldwide mineral deposits of this type. This older version was revised and updated in OFR-2008-1155.

Porphyry copper deposits of the world: database, maps, and preliminary analysis

A compilation of worldwide mineral deposits of this type. This older version was revised and updated in OFR-2008-1155.

Porphyry copper deposits of the world; database and grade and tonnage models, 2008

Revised and updated information about mineral deposit models for porphyry copper deposits to facilitate assessment of undiscovered resources

Potash: a global overview of evaporate-related potash resources, including spatial databases of deposits, occurrences, and permissive tracts

Locations and descriptions of known occurrences, with qualitative assessment of the development potential of permissive tracts where undiscovered deposits of this type may occur.

Potential mineral resources, Payette National Forest, Idaho; description and probabilistic estimation

Permissive tracts for a variety of types of mineral deposits, with information about deposits that have already been mined.

Precambrian basement geologic map of Montana--An interpretation of aeromagnetic anomalies

Geologic map showing the structure and history of the basement rocks of Montana. Most of the state is covered by Phanerozoic bedrock units; the underlying basement structure must be inferred from magnetic anomaly data combined with geologic observations.

Precambrian basement of the north Mid-Continent U.S.A.: a digital representation of the 1990 P.K. Sims map

Geologic units, structural features, drill hole locations, and structure contours

Precambrian basement structure map of the continental United States-an interpretation of geologic and aeromagnetic data

Principal basement structures formed during the Precambrian in the continental United States based on interpretation of regional aeromagnetic anomaly data of North America.

Preliminary aeromagnetic anomaly map of California

Map showing magnetic anomaly of California composed by merging and editing data from 123 distinct surveys conducted previously.

Preliminary Aeromagnetic Map of Joshua Tree National Park and Vicinity, Southern California

This map is intended to promote further understanding of the geology and structure in the region by serving as a basis for geophysical interpretations and by supporting geological mapping, water-resource investigations, and various topical studies.

Preliminary bedrock geologic map of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, and accompanying conodont data

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary digital geologic map of the Penokean (early Proterozoic) continental margin in northern Michigan and Wisconsin

This map portrays the geology of Early Proterozoic rocks deposited along the southern margin of the Archean Superior craton during the Penokean orogenic cycle in northern Michigan and Wisconsin.

Preliminary geologic map of the Chugach National Forest special study area, Alaska

Map at 1:63,360 scale shows the bedrock geology of a special study area within the Chugach National Forest, Alaska. Includes ARC/Info export files and graphics.

Preliminary Geologic Map of the Cook Inlet Region, Alaska-- Including parts of the Talkeetna, Talkeetna Mountains, Tyonek, Anchorage, Lake Clark, Kenai, Seward, Iliamna, Seldovia, Mount Katmai, and Afognak 1:250,000-scale quadrangles

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary geologic map of the northeast Dillingham quadrangle (D-1, D-2, C-1, and C-2), Alaska

Map, report, and geospatial data on the geology of the northeastern part of the 1:250,000 scale Dillingham quadrangle, Alaska. Includes Ar40/39 radiometric ages, geologic unit descriptions, and correlation of map units.

Preliminary gravity and magnetic data of the Lake Pillsbury northern Coast Ranges, California

Report with excel tables showing principal facts (gravity observation data) and ground magnetic data.

Preliminary gravity inversion model of Frenchman Flat Basin, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

Provides data for the depth below the land surface,in meters, of the modeled location of the Pre-Tertiary basement surface.

Preliminary grid data and maps for an aeromagnetic survey of the Taylor Mountains quadrangle and a portion of the Bethel quadrangle, Alaska

Preliminary data (grids and images) and maps for a new aeromagnetic survey

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map for the Kuskokwim Bay region of southwest Alaska

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the generalized bedrock geologic map, Yukon Flats region, east-central Alaska

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the geology of southeast Alaska

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States: Digital data for the geology of the southern Brooks Range, Alaska

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the geology of Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

GIS dataset for 'Geologic map of the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska' USGS SIM 2877. The map area includes high mountains, active and ancient volcanoes, expansive ice fields, and alpine and tidewater glaciers.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance bedrock geologic map for the northern Alaska peninsula area, southwest Alaska

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the Kodiak Islands, Alaska

The Kodiak Islands are located on the west side of the Gulf of Alaska and one of the largest areas of exposure of the flysch and melange of the Chugach terrane of southern Alaska.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the lower Yukon River region, Alaska

Reconnaissance geologic map of the lower Yukon River region in southwest Alaska includes Quaternary surficial deposits on the delta plain and bedrock exposures in mountains within the delta plain and the uplands that border the delta plain.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the western Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map of the Yukon-Koyukuk Basin, Alaska

Reconnaissance geologic map of the Yukon-Koyukuk basin, Alaska, which is a region characterized by isolated hilly areas and low mountain ranges, separated by broad alluviated interior and coastal lowlands.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States; Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana

Digital geologic map information with a consistent set of attributes, part of a national compilation of similar maps. Available in formats compatible with GIS.

Preliminary isostatic gravity map of Joshua Tree National Park and vicinity, southern California

Map with excel tables showing principal facts (gravity observation data).

Preliminary isostatic gravity map of the Sonoma Volcanic field and vicinity, Sonoma and Napa counties, California

Gravity station data from three separate surveys

Preliminary isostatic residual gravity anomaly map of Paso Robles 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, California

Includes 2,604 (170 not previously published) gravity station measurements with calculations of free-air, simple Bouguer, complete Bouguer, and isostatic anomaly.

Preliminary map of aluminum provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of chromite provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of cobalt occurrences in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of columbium (niobium) and tantalum provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of copper provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of fluorine provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of gold provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of iron provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of lead provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of manganese provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of mercury provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of nickel provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of phosphorous provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of platinum and platinum-group metal provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of the uranium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of tin occurrence areas in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of titanium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of tungsten provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of vanadium provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary map of zinc provinces in the conterminous United States

Scanned image of map drawn at 1:5,000,000 scale, projection probably Lambert Conformal Conic, monochrome.

Preliminary non-fuel mineral resource assessment of Afghanistan 2007

Description and estimated amounts of resources with supporting data for use in GIS

Preliminary potential-field constraints on the geometry of the San Fernando basin, southern California

Results of mathematical modeling of gravity and magnetic anomaly data to infer the geologic structure of the area

Principal facts and an approach to collecting gravity data using near-real-time observations in the vicinity of Barstow, California

The purpose of the data collection was to investigate possible changes in gravity across mapped Quaternary faults and to improve regional gravity coverage, adding to the existing national gravity database.

Principal facts for 408 gravity stations in the vicinity of the Talkeetna Mountains, south-central Alaska

Data collected as part of a geological and geophysical framework study

Principal facts for 463 gravity stations in the vicinity of Tangle Lakes, east-central Alaska

New gravity stations combined here with older measurements taken by other USGS survey trips

Principal facts for gravity data along the Hayward fault and vicinity, San Francisco Bay area, northern California

Data and associated physical property measurements were collected as part of on-going studies to help determine the earthquake hazard potential of major faults within the San Francisco Bay region

Principal facts for gravity data collected in South Dakota

Gravity anomaly measurements throughout the state

Principal facts for gravity data collected in the southern Albuquerque Basin area and a regional compilation, central New Mexico

New data incorporated with existing data complete overall coverage of the basin, one of the largest associated with the Rio Grande rift.

Principal facts for gravity data collected in Wisconsin

Gravity anomaly surveys of Wisconsin, both separately by survey and combined.

Principal facts for gravity profiles collected near the Osgood Mountains and the Slumbering Hills, north-central Nevada

Gravity station data for several surveys of this area.

Principal facts for gravity stations and physical property measurements in the Lake Mead 30x60 minute quadrangle, Nevada and Arizona

Gravity data were collected in support of geologic mapping of the quadrangle. In addition, older gravity data were reprocessed for consistency and included, as well as 250 measurements of density and magnetic susceptibility.

Principal facts for gravity stations collected in 2010 from White Pine and Lincoln Counties, east-central Nevada

Gravity observations from 99 locations in this area, with free-air, isostatic, and complete Bouguer anomalies.

Principal facts for gravity stations in the Antelope Valley-Bedell Flat area, west-central Nevada

Physical property data for selected rock samples accompany these gravity observations

Principal facts for gravity stations in the Dry Valley area, West-Central Nevada and east-central California

Gravity measurements used for determining geologic structure to aid in understanding ground-water flow

Principal facts for gravity stations in the vicinity of Coyote Spring valley, Nevada, with initial gravity modeling results

Gravity study to help define the shapes of young basins filled with Cenozoic rocks and alluvium, and to identify any possible faults within these basins that might influence the movement of groundwater.

Principal facts for gravity stations in the vicinity of San Bernardino, southern California

Gravity measurements collected to help define the characteristics of the Rialto-Colton fault, with rock properties such as lithology, magnetic susceptibility and density.

Prospect- and mine-related features on USGS topographic maps

Symbols indicating mining-related features digitized from historical USGS topographic maps in the western part of the conterminous US. Includes prospect pits, mine shafts and adits, quarries, open-pit mines, tailings piles and ponds, gravel and borrow pit

Provisional zircon and monazite uranium-lead geochronology for selected rocks from Vermont

Results of zircon and monazite U-Pb geochronologic analyses of 24 rock samples collected from mapped exposures identified while conducting new, detailed (1:24,000-scale) geologic or reconnaissance geologic mapping for the new state map of Vermont.

Puget Sound (Washington) aeromagnetic maps and data

Gridded data and maps for individual quadrangles and for the entire compilation

Qualitative assessment of selected areas of the world for undiscovered sediment-hosted stratabound copper deposits

For each area in which this type of deposit may occur, we provide the main characteristics of the area, classification of known deposits by subtype, and a rank indicating the potential of the area to contain undiscovered resources.

Quality of water and sediment in streams affected by historical mining, and quality of mine tailings, in the Rio Grande/Río Bravo basin, Big Bend area of the United States and Mexico, August 2002

Geochemical data for stream water, sediments, and mine tailings in this area

Quantitative mineral resource assessment of copper, molybdenum, gold, and silver in undiscovered porphyry copper deposits in the Andes Mountains of South America

Regional tracts of land where the geology is permissive for the occurrence of undiscovered porphyry copper deposits, with probabilistic estimates of undiscovered resources, along with tables of discovered deposits and prospects.

Quick-start guide for version 3.0 of EMINERS-Economic Mineral Resource Simulator

Documentation for software intended to facilitate a 3-part mineral resource assessment.

Radiometric ages of rocks from Alaska

Radiometric ages of rocks or minerals sampled from Alaska. The data were collected from professional publications and/or received from researchers and used by permission.

Radiometric Survey in Western Afghanistan: A Website for Distribution of Data

Radiometric (uranium, thorium, potassium content and gamma-ray intensity) and related data were digitized from radiometric and survey route location maps of western Afghanistan previously published by others in 1976.

Radionuclide data and calculations and loss-on-ignition, X-ray fluorescence, and ICP-AES data from cores in catchments of the Animas river, Colorado

Results from sediment cores collected during 1997-1999 oxbow lakes and beaver ponds to assess impact of historic mining and exposed mineral deposits on the quality of the water and the aquatic and riparian habitats.

Radon in soils of parts of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties, Texas

Analysis of soil samples in the Texas borderland area

Reconnaissance geologic map of Kodiak Island and adjacent islands, Alaska

Contains one of the largest areas of exposure of the flysch and melange of the Chugach terrane of southern Alaska. This map and its associated digital files were compiled for use at a nominal scale of 1:500,000.

Reconnaissance geologic map of the Duncan Canal/Zarembo Island area, southeastern Alaska

Updated bedrock geologic mapping of the area incorporating a recent airborne geophysical survey, new field work, fossils, radiometric ages, and geochemical signatures. Includes GIS data.

Reconnaissance geologic map of the Kuskokwim Bay region, southwest Alaska

A geologic map constructed primarily from reconnaissance studies from the 1950s to 1990s. The rocks of the map area range from Proterozoic age metamorphic rocks of the Kanektok metamorphic complex to Quaternary age mafic volcanic rocks of Nunivak Island.

Reconnaissance soil geochemistry at the Riverton Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Site, Fremont County, Wyoming

The site, on the Wind River Indian Reservation, has Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe tribes concerned about groundwater and soil contamination. This effort studies geochemical soil variation and compares concentrations with levels established by EPA

Reconnaissance study of the Taylor Mountains pluton, southwestern Alaska

Major and trace element geochemistry for 10 rock samples whose locations are not specified, with data from Argon-Argon analysis supporting geochronological data.

Regional geochemical results from the reanalysis of NURE stream sediment samples--Eagle 3 degree quadrangle, east-central Alaska

Reanalyses of NURE sediment samples in the Fortymile mining district, east-central Alaska. Provides new lower limits for some elements. Compares data from newer analytical techniques with original NURE data.

Regional mapping of hydrothermally altered igneous rocks along the Urumieh-Dokhtar, Chagai, and Alborz Belts of western Asia using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data and Interactive Data Language (IDL) logical oper

Regional maps of phyllic and argillic hydrothermal alteration are presented on 10 separate plates available in either low or high resolution. A GIS package includes points features for potential porphyry copper sites also provided in tabular form.

Relation of arsenic, iron, and manganese in ground water to aquifer type, bedrock lithogeochemistry, and land use in the New England coastal basins

Geochemical data for groundwater from a variety of geologic settings.

Relational database for the geology of the northern Rocky Mountains; Idaho, Montana, and Washington

Geologic map unit and lithologic descriptions used in Open File Report 2005-1235, with extensive bibliographic references to geologic literature that could not be included in the spatial database.

Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the eastern United States

Currently (2011) asbestos is not mined commercially in the US. This shows where it has been found or mined in the past.

Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the Rocky Mountain states of the United States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming)

Currently (2011) asbestos is not mined commercially in the US. This data set shows occurrences and historic mines.

Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the southwestern United States (Arizona, Nevada, and Utah)

Map and data tables show location, mineralogy, geology, and relevant literature for each mine, prospect, or occurrence

Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in California

Currently (2011) asbestos is not mined commercially in the US. This data set shows occurrences and historic mines, and includes information on talc deposits.

Reported Historic Asbestos Mines, Historic Asbestos Prospects, and Other Natural Occurrences of Asbestos in Oregon and Washington

Location, mineralogy, host rocks, and references for 51 natural occurrences of asbestos in Washington and Oregon, using descriptions found in the geologic literature.

Reported historic asbestos prospects and natural asbestos occurrences in the central United States

Currently (2011) asbestos is not mined commercially in the US. This data set describes historical mines and occurrences.

Resource potential and geology of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests and vicinity, Colorado

Multi-chapter report combining geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mining activity data. Downloadable data for coal resource information only.

Results from the analysis of 723 stream-sediment samples from the Stikine Geophysical Survey area within the Petersburg, Sumdum, Bradfield Canal, and Sitka quadrangles, southeastern Alaska

Small regional scale geochemical mineral exploration results from field studies in Duncan Canal, Zarembo Island, and western Etolin Island.

Results of electrical resistivity data collected near the town of Guernsey, Platte county, Wyoming

A study to investigate subsurface geologic conditions as they relate to ground-water flow in an abandoned landfill.

Results of gravity fieldwork conducted in March 2008 in the Moapa Valley region of Clark County, Nevada

Study aids understanding of local geologic structure and ground-water flow, includes principal facts for 266 gravity stations and physical properties of representative rock samples.

Review of samples of sediment, tailings, and waters adjacent to the Cactus Queen gold mine, Kern County, California

Mine tailings here have high levels of arsenic. Experiments conducted on these sediments indicate that the arsenic can be released into the environment and become hazardous through chemical processes that occur when fine sediment is ingested by animals.

Review of samples of tailings, soils and stream sediment adjacent to and downstream from the Ruth Mine, Inyo County, California

Detailed study of mine waste material and sediments from streams passing through it. Arsenic is the main contaminant of interest here.

Review of samples of water, sediment, tailings, and biota at the Little Bonanza mercury mine, San Luis Obispo County, California

Data from field sampling of mine tailings, wasterock, sediment, water, and biota at the mine in 2010. Results permit a preliminary assessment of the mining sources of Hg and associated chemicals that could produce elevated levels of monomethylmercury.

Reviews of the geology and nonfuel mineral deposits of the world

These regional reports are designed to inform the non-earth scientist about the regional locations and general geologic setting of known deposits of major nonfuel mineral commodities.

Revised digital aeromagnetic data for areas in and adjacent to the National Petroleum Reserve Area (NPRA), North Slope, Alaska

Redigitized and corrected data from a previously published study

Rhenium

Rhenium is a rare metal that has an extremely high melting point and a heat-stable crystalline structure. It is used in high-temperature superalloys, to make turbine blades for jet aircraft engines and is a catalyst for petroleum refining.

Rhenium: a rare metal critical in modern transportation

Explains how and where rhenium resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of rhenium might be found.

Rhode Island geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Rhode Island, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Rock Geochemistry and Mineralogy from Fault Zones and Polymetallic Fault Veins of the Central Front Range, Colorado

Data in this report will be used to better understand the processes that control epithermal mineral-deposit formation by attempting to relate the geochemistry of the primary structures that hosted hydrothermal fluid flow to their heat and fluid sources.

Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan

This study delineated permissive areas for undiscovered sandstone copper deposits, compiled a database of known deposits and significant prospects, estimated undiscovered deposits within those areas and made probabilistic estimates of their metal content.

Sandstone copper assessment of the Teniz Basin, Kazakhstan

Schlumberger DC resistivity soundings in the Boulder watershed, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties, Montana

DC resistivity soundings were made to map subsurface lithologic, structural and hydrologic features important in controlling possible ground water contamination from mining activities and for design of remediation efforts.

Sediment-hosted copper deposits of the world

Characteristics of 785 deposits, including grade, tonnage, rocks, mineralogy, and references

Sediment-hosted copper deposits of the world: Deposit models and database

Characteristics of 785 deposits, including grade, tonnage, rocks, mineralogy, and references

Sediment-hosted stratabound copper assessment of the Neoproterozoic Roan Group, central African copperbelt, Katanga Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia

This study area encompasses the greatest sediment-hosted copper-cobalt province in the world, containing 152 million metric tons of copper in greater than 80 deposits.

Sediment-hosted stratabound copper deposit model

This report describes key features; identifies tectonic-sedimentary environments; illustrates geochemical, geophysical, and geoenvironmental characteristics; evaluates deposit formation; presents exploration and assessment guides; and lists knowledge gaps

Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world

Map interface and data download of Sed Zn-Pb data including KML and GIS data formats

seg2_edit: A program for editing and manipulating SEG-2 files

Scientific data management software

Selected geochemical data for modeling near-surface processes in mineral systems

Data on a variety of mineral deposit types that have variable environmental effects when exposed at the ground surface by mining or natural processes.

Selenium

Selenium is a trace element in Earth's crust. Modern uses for selenium include energy-efficient windows that limit heat transfer and thin-film photovoltaic cells that convert solar energy into electricity.

Sequential extraction results and mineralogy of mine waste and stream sediments associated with metal mines in Vermont, Maine, and New Zealand

Results from sequential extraction experiments and the quantitative mineralogy for samples of stream sediments and mine wastes collected from metal mines.

Seven aeromagnetic surveys in California and Nevada

Grid and flight-line data files provided by the geophysical survey contractors.

Short course introduction to quantitative mineral resource assessments

Presentation materials and notes in PDF

Six aeromagnetic surveys in California, Nevada, and Arizona

Grid and flight-line data files provided to USGS by contract geophysical surveyors

Six aeromagnetic surveys in Nevada and California

Gridded data for aeromagnetic surveys with contractors' reports describing the data collection

Solid-phase data from cores at the proposed Dewey Burdock uranium in-situ recovery mine, near Edgemont, South Dakota

Geochemical and mineralogical analysis of uranium-bearing sandstone in order to help understand mineral deposits of this type.

South Carolina aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of South Carolina, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well. Data provided in a variety of formats.

South Carolina geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in South Carolina, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

South Dakota aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of South Dakota, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

South Dakota geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in South Dakota, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Spatial database for a global assessment of undiscovered copper resources

Permissive tracts for porphyry coppper and sediment-hosted copper worldwide, with known deposits and results of the assessment.

Spatial databases for the geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains - Idaho, Montana, and Washington

The spatial databases represent the original content of 43 published geologic maps, provide normalized map unit descriptions, and provide additional information and interpretation not in the original reports.

Spatial digital database for the tectonic map of southeast Arizona

Geologic map GIS which represents the original content of the published geologic map and which can be queried in many ways to produce a variety of geologic maps and derivative products.

Spatial Digital Database of the Geologic Map of Catalina Core Complex and San Pedro Trough, Pima, Pinal, Gila, Graham, and Cochise Counties, Arizona

Geologic map information in GIS formats

Spring runoff water-chemistry data from the Standard Mine and Elk Creek, Gunnison County, Colorado, 2010

Periodic sampling of water during the spring of 2010 was carried out to understand the range and timing of variation in pH and metal concentration, and help evaluate variation in water quality during spring runoff.

State geologic map compilation

Digital geologic maps of the US states with consistent lithology, age, GIS database structure, and format

Stratabound copper-silver deposits of the Mesoproterozoic Revett Formation, Montana and Idaho with a section on databases and spatial-data files for the geology and mineral deposits of the Revett Formation

Includes deposits, occurrences, and prospects; drill core logs and measured sections; and spatial databases for geologic maps, untested exploration areas, and permissive tracts for undiscovered mineral deposits.

Stream-Sediment Geochemistry in Mining-Impacted Drainages of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River, Custer County, Idaho

Analysis of stream sediments to assess the geochemistry, in particular the mercury and selenium contents, of mining-impacted sediments in the study area

Summary of geophysical investigations of the Death Valley regional water-flow modeling project, Nevada and California

Magnetic and gravity anomaly and structure contour data

Surface-water hydrology and quality at the Pike Hill Superfund Site, Corinth, Vermont, October 2004 to December 2005

Synoptic water-quality and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling at 14 stream sites to characterize the quality of surface water in the watershed on a seasonal and spatial basis, as well as to assess the effects of wetlands on water quality.

Surficial geologic map of parts of the Misheguk Mountain and Baird Mountains quadrangles, Noatak National Preserve, Alaska

Primary surficial units are late Quaternary glacial, glacio-lacustrine, and fluvial deposits. Map and report include radiocarbon dates, geologic units.

Surficial geologic map of the Castle Mountain fault between Houston and Hatcher Pass Road, Alaska

A surficial geologic map showing the location of the Castle Mountain fault and other active or potentially active faults in the Matanuska-Susitna borough.

Surficial geologic map of the Hughes quadrangle, Alaska

A 1:250,000 scale surficial geologic map of the Hughes quadrangle, Alaska, which extends into the southern Brooks Range and the uplands and valleys of interior Alaska. The map includes glacial history, geologic unit descriptions, and a correlation of map

Synthesis of petrographic, geochemical, and isotopic data for the Boulder batholith, southwest Montana

Geochemical and mineralogical analyses of plutonic rock samples

Tellurium

Tellurium is a rare element obtained as a byproduct of mining for other commodities whose main uses are in photovoltaic solar cells and as an additive to copper, lead, and steel alloys in various types of machinery.

Tellurium: providing a bright future for solar energy

Explains how and where tellurium resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of tellurium might be found.

Temporal Chemical Data for Sediment, Water, and Biological Samples from the Lava Cap Mine Superfund Site, Nevada County, California-2006-2008

This report is a compilation of water and sediment chemical data generated by the USGS study of indigenous, arsenic-sequestering microbial communities. A total of 9 synoptic sampling efforts conducted at specific sites are described.

Temporal geochemistry data from five springs in the Cement Creek watershed, San Juan County, Colorado

Seasonal geochemical data intended to understand formation of ferricretes and to help understand the ground-water flow system.

Tennessee geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Tennessee, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Terrestrial radioactivity and gamma-ray exposure in the United States and Canada

Data generated by aerial sensing of radiation emanating from the earth's surface provides general estimates of the geographic distribution of Uranium, Thorium, and Potassium in surficial and bedrock units. Covers the conterminous United States, southeaste

Terrestrial radioactivity and gamma-ray exposure in the United States and Canada

Flight-line databases and derived grids from aeroradiometric surveys across the US carried out during the 1970s

Texas geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Texas, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Texas magnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Texas, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well. Data provided in a variety of formats.

The geochemical atlas of Alaska, 2016

Georeferenced images depicting the concentration of 68 chemical elements in the near-surface materials (sediments and soils).

The geochemical landscape of northwestern Wisconsin and adjacent parts of northern Michigan and Minnesota (geochemical data files)

The Longview/Lakeview barite deposits, southern National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska (NPRA); potential-field models and preliminary size estimates

Geophysical modeling used to study mineral deposit geometry. Includes 227 new gravity stations.

Thickness of Santa Fe group sediments in the Española Basin south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, as estimated from aeromagnetic data

Interpretation of aeromagnetic data, with geologic structure, to infer thickness and estimate capacity of an aquifer.

Three aeromagnetic surveys in south central Arizona

Grids and flight-line data for the surveys of this area

Three-dimensional geologic model of complex fault structures in the upper Seco Creek area, Medina and Uvalde counties, south-central Texas

Data sets include drill-hole from core and geophysical logs, surface geology and elevation, and helicopter electromagnetic survey data. The model may be explored and .jpg or .tiff images or using specialized software provided.

Time-domain electromagnetic soundings near Antioch, Illinois,and Berrien Springs, Michigan

Study to help constrain 3-dimensional geologic maps of surficial materials in these glacial deposits

Tin

Tin (Sn) is one of the first metals to be used by humans. Almost without exception, tin is used as an alloy. Its major uses today are for cans and containers, construction materials, transportation materials, and solder.

Titanium

Titanium colors paint, paper, plastic, rubber, and wallboard. Because of its strength and corrosion resistance, titanium metal and its alloys are used in the aerospace industry as well as for welding rod coatings, biological implants, and consumer goods.

Titanium--Light, strong, and white

Explains how and where titanium resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of titanium might be found.

Transient electromagnetic soundings near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, San Luis Valley, Colorado (2006 field season)

Geophysical surveying data used to infer subsurface configuration of impermeable layers in this Pliocene-Pleistocene lake bed.

U.S. mineral dependence—Statistical compilation of U.S. and world mineral production, consumption, and trade, 1990–2010

The report provides insight into the dependence of the United States on foreign supply to meet the country’s mineral needs. This overview highlights the importance of understanding what is happening at each point along the supply chain.

Uranium in surface waters and sediments affected by historical mining in the Denver West 1:100,000 quadrangle, Colorado

Geochemical analysis of stream waters and sediments in mountainous areas immediately west of Denver, Colorado, to evaluate the concentration and distribution of uranium-bearing acid drainage originating from historical mines

Uranium-lead zircon ages and Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope geochemistry of selected plutonic rocks from western Idaho

U-Pb geochronology and isotopic studies of select plutons across the Salmon River suture in western Idaho.

Users guide to Handlens--A computer program that calculates the chemistry of minerals in mixtures

USGS mineral-resource assessment of Sagebrush Focal Areas in the western United States

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have completed an assessment of the mineral-resource potential of nearly 10 million acres of Federal and adjacent lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The assessment of these lands, identifie

USGS National Map of Surficial Mineralogy

Maps of exposed surface mineral groups derived from automated spectral analysis of satellite and airborne imaging systems; these data suggest areas that may contain mineral deposits of various types.

Utah aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Utah, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Utah geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Utah, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Value of mineral production by state in the US

The value of mineral production by state in the United States. The data represent commodities covered by the Minerals Information Team (MIT) of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Vanadium

Vanadium is used primarily in the production of steel alloys; as a catalyst for the chemical industry; in the making of ceramics, glasses, and pigments; and in vanadium redox-flow batteries (VRBs) for large-scale storage of electricity.

Vermont geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Vermont, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Virginia aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Virginia, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well. Data provided in a variety of formats.

Virginia geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Virginia, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits of the world

Map interface and data download of VMS data including KML and GIS data formats

Volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits of the world; database and grade and tonnage models

Information on VMS deposits from around the world with new grade and tonnage models for three subtypes of VMS deposits and data allowing locations of all deposits to be plotted using GIS.

Washington aeromagnetic maps and data:

Aeromagnetic surveys of Washington state, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Washington geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Washington, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Water and rock geochemistry, geologic cross sections, geochemical modeling, and groundwater flow modeling for identifying the source of groundwater to Montezuma Well, a natural spring in central Arizona

This report releases data, cross section, and model information related to the identification of travel paths for groundwater supply and principal stratigraphic and structural features that serve as constraints or conduits for groundwater movement.

Water and sediment chemical data and data summary of samples collected in 1999 and 2001 in the Goodpaster River Basin, Big Delta B-2 Quadrangle, Alaska

Weathering and transport of chromium and nickel from serpentinite in the Coast Range ophiolite to the Sacramento Valley, California, USA

Investigates Cr and Ni geochemistry providing insight into the mobility and bioaccessibility of these toxic trace elements throughout northern California and perhaps the origin of elevated dissolved Cr(VI) concentrations in the western Sacramento Valley

West Virginia geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in West Virginia, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

Whole Rock Geochemical Data For Altered And Mineralized Rocks, Red Dog Zn-Pb-Ag District, Western Brooks Range, Alaska

This report presents geochemical analyses for 220 mostly altered and mineralized rock samples from the Red Dog Zn-Pb-Ag district in the western Brooks Range of northern Alaska.

Whole Rock Geochemical Data For Paleozoic Sedimentary Rocks of the Western Brooks Range, Alaska

This report presents geochemical analyses for 210 unaltered and unmineralized rock samples of Paleozoic age in the western Brooks Range of northern Alaska.

Whole rock geochemistry and grain-size analyses from sediment and rock near Tuba City Open Dump, Tuba City, Arizona

Chemical analysis of geological materials at this EPA Superfund site located on lands of the Hopi and Navajo nations, which may contain mine waste.

Whole-rock and sulfide-mineral geochemical data for samples from volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits of the Bonnifield district, east-central Alaska

The data consist of major- and trace-element whole-rock geochemical analyses and major- and trace-element analyses of sulfide minerals determined by electron microprobe and laser ablation–inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) techniques

Wisconsin aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Wisconsin, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Wisconsin geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Wisconsin, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

World phosphate mines, deposits, and occurrences

Geologic and mineral resource information for 1635 deposits of phosphate worldwide

Wyoming aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data

Aeromagnetic surveys of Wyoming, merged to form seamless grids across the state. Gravity anomaly data are provided as well.

Wyoming geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Wyoming, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

xwell_radar: A program for calculating crosswell radar traces for layered media

Computer program for calculating crosswell radar traces for layered media

Zirconium and Hafnium

Zirconium and hafnium are corrosion-resistant metals that are widely used in the chemical and nuclear industries. Most zirconium is consumed in the form of the main ore mineral zircon or as zirconium oxide or other zirconium chemicals.