The USGS Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.
At the request of Bureau of Land Management, USGS has completed a comprehensive assessment and inventory of potential mineral resources covering approximately 10 million acres of Federal and adjacent lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
USGS Fact Sheet 2016-3034 - Learn about our Program's work to increase understanding of mineral resource potential, production, and consumption.
USGS General Information Product 167 released - learn about the mineral commodities used in mobile phones!
Follow us on Twitter to learn what critical minerals are, how they are used, and learn about our current research on these resources.
Geochemical characteristics of igneous rocks associated with epithermal mineral deposits—A review. View abstract.
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, national security, and protection of the environment.
Fact sheets on selected commodities - learn about why these commodities are important to the U.S.
Geochemical and mineralogical maps for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801.
A column by USGS mineral commodity specialists featured in Earth Magazine.