Global Mineral Resource Assessments

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  • Curriculum Materials

Organization: 

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Description: 

In response to the growing demans for information on the global mineral-resource base, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed assessments for udiscovered resources of porphyry and sediment-hosted copper, platinum-group elements, and potash. The USGS conducts national and global assessments or renewable and nonrenewable resources to support decision making. Mineral resource assessments provide a synthesis of available information about where mineral deposits are known and suspected in the Earth's crust, what commodities may be present, and amounts of undiscovered resources.

Publication Year: 

2015

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Is this tagged to NGSS by the organization?: 

No

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