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.
USGS scientists conducted a comprehensive survey of geologic structures formed in the Earth’s brittle regime in the eastern Española Basin and flank of the Rio Grande rift, New Mexico, revealing a complex and protracted record of multiple tectonic events.
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey are teaming up to better understand the location of deep faults and subsurface geology via airborne technology.
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.