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Mineral Resources and Society: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resource Surveys Program Plan Contents     EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   1  1   FRAMEWORK FOR THE STUDY   5      Context,   5      Charge to the Panel,   8      Description of the MRSP Plan,   9      Geological Surveys and National Mineral Needs,   10      Appropriate Federal Functions in Meeting National Mineral Needs,   16  2   EVALUATION OF THE MRSP PLAN AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUBPROGRAMS   23      Introduction,   23      Assessments Subprogram,   24      Evaluation of Components,   25      Subprogram Recommendations,   29      Mitigation Studies Subprogram,   30      Evaluation of Components,   33      Subprogram Recommendations,   35      Resource Investigations Subprogram,   36      Evaluation of Components,   37      Subprogram Recommendations,   39      Information and Technology Transfer Subprogram,   41      Evaluation of Components,   41      Subprogram Recommendations,   42  3   GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS   45      Vision, Mission, and Objectives,   46

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Mineral Resources and Society: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resource Surveys Program Plan      Culture, Clients, and Communications,   47      Core Competence,   53      Excellence in Mineral Deposit Research,   53      Scientific Integrity,   54      Professional Expertise,   55      Planning and Performance,   55     REFERENCES   61  APPENDIX A:   Summary of MRSP Plan   63  APPENDIX B:   List of Presentations to the Panel   69  APPENDIX C:   Responses to Specific Questions in the Statement of Task for the Panel   73  APPENDIX D:   International Comparisons: Changing Programs and Cultures in National Geological Surveys   77  APPENDIX E:   USGS Vision and Mission Statements   81  APPENDIX F:   Biographies of Panel Members   83