The USGS Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.
Check out this interactive update to our Minerals in Our Environment Poster showing how minerals are all around us in our daily lives!
Groundbreaking has begun for a lithium-ion battery factory in Nevada that, at capacity, could manufacture enough batteries to power 500,000 electric vehicles of various types and provide economies of scale to reduce the cost of batteries.
The cascading effect of efforts in the United States to mitigate SO2 emissions from multiple sources through the enactment of the Clean Air Act, and its amendments, has resulted in more than improved air quality alone.
A new report from the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) provides and applies a systematic methodology to screen for potentially critical minerals.
The Central Asia Salt Basin of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan has the potential to contain between 39 and 54 billion metric tons of undiscovered potash resources, according to a global mineral resource assessment led by the USGS.
Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Mineral Resources.
Statistics and information on minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.
Fact sheets on selected commodities - learn about why these commodities are important to the U.S.
A column by USGS mineral commodity specialists featured in Earth Magazine.
Geochemical and mineralogical maps for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801.
Overview of the role minerals play in the everyday lives of U.S. residents.