The Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, part of the USGS Mineral Resources Program, conducts unbiased research on the occurrence, quality, quantity, and availability of nonfuel mineral resources in order to help the Nation make informed decisions using earth-science information.
For more information about the Mineral Resources Program and its mission, see U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program—Mineral resource science supporting informed decisionmaking or the Mineral Resources Program website.
New USGS report summarizes the primary sources of potash in the United States. Potash is an essential nutrient that, along with phosphorus and nitrogen, is used as feretilizer for growing crops.
USGS Data Release: Three GIS datasets defining areas permissive for the occurrence of uranium-bearing, solution-collapse breccia pipes in northern Arizona and southeast Utah
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5070-N Sedimentary exhalative (sedex) zinc-lead-silver deposit model
At the request of Bureau of Land Management, USGS has completed a comprehensive assessment and inventory of potential mineral resources covering approximately 10 million acres of Federal and adjacent lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
USGS Fact Sheet 2016-3034 - Learn about our Program's work to increase understanding of mineral resource potential, production, and consumption.
USGS General Information Product 167 released - learn about the mineral commodities in your mobile phone!