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Hi,

May be of interest; 

Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015, [United States and Worldwide info]: 
http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/index.html

news release: Value of U.S. Mineral Production Increases Despite Lower Metal Prices 
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4114&from=rss_home#.VM7w-f7F-Hx


To find historical site details and bibliographic references to mineral and(or) mine occurrences: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/
example datasets: 

(1) MRDS: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/


(2) Alaska: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/ardf/


(3) Historical Files from Federal Government Mineral Exploration-Assistance Programs, 1950 to 1974: http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/
Selected example dockets - use Internet Explorer (IE) to view docket pdfs:

Colorado: http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/co.htm
- Tungsten (Chance) Mine: 
http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/scans/co/dma/0838_DMA.pdf

Wyoming: http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/wy.htm
- Knight Owl Claims: 
http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/scans/wy/dmea/4965_DMEA.pdf

New Mexico: http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/nm.htm
- Sec.1,T13N,R10 W: 
http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/scans/nm/dmea/3988_DMEA.pdf

History of the Programs: http://minerals.usgs.gov/dockets/proginfo.htm


(4) Aeroradiometric Surveys of North America: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/radiometric/


My tricks and tips for the "mrdata.usgs.gov" datasets are in this handout : http://library.usgs.gov/handouts/USGS_2012-GIS_GoogleEarth_Data.pdf


Enjoy the day,
Emily


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