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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