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Isotope and Chemical Methods in Support of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Strategy, 2003-2008

Fact Sheet 2008-3083

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Abstract

Principal functions of the Mineral Resources Program are providing information to decision-makers related to mineral deposits on federal lands and predicting the environmental consequences of the mining or natural weathering of those deposits. Performing these functions requires that predictions be made of the likelihood of undiscovered deposits. The predictions are based on geologic and geoenvironmental models that are constructed for the various types of mineral deposits from detailed descriptions of actual deposits and detailed understanding of the processes that formed them. Over the past three decades the understanding of ore-forming processes has benefitted greatly from the integration of laboratory-based geochemical tools with field observations and other data sources. Under the aegis of the Evolution of Ore Deposits and Technology Transfer Project (EODTTP), a five-year effort that terminated in 2008, the Mineral Resources Program provided state-of-the-art analytical capabilities to support applications of several related geochemical tools.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Isotope and Chemical Methods in Support of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Strategy, 2003-2008
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2008-3083
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
6 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Evolution of Ore Deposits and Technology Transfer Project
Time Range Start:
2003-01-01
Time Range End:
2008-12-31