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The USGS Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.

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USGS Mineral Resources Program—Mineral resource science supporting informed decisionmaking

USGS Fact Sheet 2016-3034 - Learn about our Program's work to increase understanding of mineral resource potential, production, and consumption.

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A world of minerals in your mobile device

USGS General Information Product 167 released - learn about the mineral commodities used in mobile phones!

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September USGS Theme - Critical Minerals!

Follow us on Twitter to learn what critical minerals are, how they are used, and learn about our current research on these resources.

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New Publication - Igneous Rock Geochemistry with Epithermal Deposits

Geochemical characteristics of igneous rocks associated with epithermal mineral deposits—A review. View abstract.

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New Publication - Beach Placer Deposit Models

USGS coauthor - Geological and Exploration Models of Beach Placer Deposits, Integrated from Case-Studies of Southern Australia. View abstract.

Data and Information

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Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data

Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Mineral Resources.

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Mineral Statistics and Commodity Information

Statistics and information on minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, national security, and protection of the environment.

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Mineral Commodity Fact Sheets

Fact sheets on selected commodities - learn about why these commodities are important to the U.S.

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Soil Geochemical and Mineralogical Maps for the Conterminous U.S.

Geochemical and mineralogical maps for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801.

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Mineral Resource of the Month

A column by USGS mineral commodity specialists featured in Earth Magazine.

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Do We Take Minerals for Granted?

Overview of the role minerals play in the everyday lives of U.S. residents.

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