The USGS Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.
New publication presents evidence that malformed 415 million- year-old plakton remains contain highly elevated concentrations of heavy metals.
Publications on the statistics and information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S.
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–W - Porphyry Copper Assessment of Northeast Asia—Far East Russia and Northeasternmost China
Newly published - USGS Open-File Report 2015-1107 on frac sand in the United States, including a section on frac sand consumption history.
New map updates the geology of Baranof Island, Alaska, based on fieldwork, petrographic analyses, paleontologic ages, and isotopic ages.
USGS Data Series 42 Geochemical, Mmodal, and Geochronologic Data for 1.4 Ga A-type Granitoid Intrusions of the Conterminous United States
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.