May be of interest to other librarians: 


The public lecture, "The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami 50th ANNIVERSARY" by George Plafker from this past Thursday is now online at: http://tinyurl.com/8ecxjp7

Publications for "1964 Alaska Earthquake" listed online at: 
USGS Publications Warehouse : http://tinyurl.com/kxz9o3z  
USGS National Geologic Map Database : http://tinyurl.com/lhl9ann

George's publications are listed at: 
-- USGS National Geologic Map Database: http://tinyurl.com/mzyosbk
-- USGS Publications Warehouse: http://tinyurl.com/nbqv6rx


The USGS congressional briefings are listed at: http://www.usgs.gov/solutions/

The slide presentation (and audio, if available), "Exploring Earthquakes: Analyzing the Past to Protect Lives and Property Today" from this past Friday will be posted at:  http://www.usgs.gov/solutions/2014_feb28.html


Minerals information, new publications and public inquiries 

(1) Estimate of Undiscovered Copper Resources of the World, 2013: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2014/3004/

(2) USGS Minerals Commodity Summaries : http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/
2013 is online at: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/2013/mcs2013.pdf
- Please note, usually these are made available each January; however, there has been a delay in the publication of the USGS Minerals Commodity Summary 2014 publication. 

(3) USGS Minerals Commodity = Niobium , Statistics and Information : http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/niobium/

Interactive maps and lists of Mines, Mine Production, and(or) Mineral Occurrences:

USGS Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data : http://mrdata.usgs.gov/
USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/
- Mines, Mine Production, and(or) Mineral Occurrences: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/find-mrds.php

Example: Niobium:
-- from the dropdown menu at: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/find-mrds.php
--- select "Commodity" = "Niobium" 
--- To view the results in Google Earth, select "Chose Format" = "Google Earth" (from dropdown menu) and select "Get Data"

Please let me know if you seek additional information.

Enjoy the day,

Emily Wild
Librarian (Physical Scientist)
U.S. Geological Survey
Denver Library
Box 25046, MS 914
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225-0046
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