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 USGS report summarizes the primary sources of potash in the United States. Potash is an essential nutrient that, along with phosphorus and nitrogen, is used as feretilizer for growing crops.
USGS Fact Sheet 2016-3081 Beryllium—A critical mineral commodity—Resources, production, and supply chain
New map shows the generalized geology of Alaska with rock units grouped in broad categories on the basis of age and general rock type.
A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth’s crust beneath Yellowstone National Park will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic (HEM) survey in November.
In recent decades, Indonesia has been a major producer and exporter of several mineral commodities, including bauxite, copper concentrate, and nickel ore. This fact sheet examines the dramatic decreases in mine production after the enactment of new mining laws in 2014.
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.