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USGS High Resolution Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometer.

Our scientists conduct research to provide information about the genesis, characteristics, and deposit models for major mineral deposit types, and to understand the geologic processes that concentrate known mineral resources at specific localities in the Earth's crust. We research analytical techniques, develop methods, and provide analytical support to many USGS scientific mission areas and our external collaborators. Laboratories specializing in analytical chemistry, stable isotope, noble gas, petrophysics, and geophysical instrumentation provide high-quality data to projects and programs in all USGS Mission Areas.

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