The committee assesses the USGS's responses to a 1996 program review, evaluates the minerals information team, and examines how the program's mission and vision might evolve to meet the nation's future needs over the next decade.
Table of Contents
|1 Minerals Science and Information: The Federal Role||17-32|
|2 The Mineral Resources Program Today||33-50|
|3 The 1996 National Research Council Review of the USGS Mineral Resource Surveys Program and the USGS Response||51-78|
|4 The Minerals Information Team||79-94|
|5 Envisioning the Future Mineral Resources Program||95-114|
|Appendix A: Mineral Resources and Society: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resource Surveys Program Plan||119-126|
|Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||127-132|
|Appendix C: Information Provided to the Committee||133-134|
|Appendix D: Commodities Surveyed by the Minerals Information Team||135-139|
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