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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.

About Our Science

Concord Mine heavy sands photo


Investigations in support of the USGS mineral resources research and our research with federal, international, state, and academic collaborators.

Helicopter with remote sensing equipment


Geophysics, geoanalytical chemistry, remote sensing, environmental geochemistry, rapid disaster response, method development.

stable isotope lab

Labs / Facilities

Operation of several laboratories, including stable isotopes, chemistry, geochemistry, geophysical insrumentation, and petrophysics.

Afghanistan mineral map


USGS series publications and data releases, peer-reviewed science journal articles, book chapters, fact sheets, and other products.

Recent Publications

Connect with the Mineral Resources Program

Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data

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