USGS Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center

The Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center (CGGSC) strives to be an authoritative source of geophysical and geochemical research and surveys of local, national, and global scope bearing on critical earth science issues for the United States Geological Survey.


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USGS Geochemical Reference Standards
USGS develops geochemical standard reference materials and distributes these materials domestically and internationally. Reference materials information
Laboratories and Analytical Services
Several laboratories are operated in support of chemical, geochemical, geophysical, and environmental research. Learn about our laboratories.
Geophysics and Remote Sensing
The Science Center actively engages in research, development, and application of state-of-the-art geophysical and remote sensing instrumentation and data analysis. Read more about this research.
Hazard / Disaster Response and Assessment
Applications of integrated remote sensing, geophysical, and geochemical methods are used in rapid response assessments. Learn about our Rapid Response Team.
Applied Geochemistry and Geoanalytical Chemistry
The specialized expertise of our geochemical and analytical chemical staff are applied to mineral resources and environmental research including linkages to human health. Read about the our geoanalytical research chemistry project.

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