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.
No, it’s not a title for a new reality-dating TV show, but it is real science! It also describes the ideal mineral deposit.
At USGS, although the rocks we study are millions of years old, our scientific methods are cutting edge! Here's just one example of how we use creative problem-solving to help crystalize a solution to a complex issue.
U.S. Geological Survey scientists and partners are taking technology to the next level, using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to acquire both fire intensity and emissions data during prescribed burns.
In a newly published study, USGS scientists examine rare earth mineral resource potential within heavy mineral sands in the southeastern United States.
Interview with USGS geophysicist Carol Finn: Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful sight to see, but what exactly is underneath it? Daily Planet digs in deep to find out more.
We've got a library full of spectral signatures, like a police fingerprint library for minerals and other substances!