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The Mineral Resources Program publishes fact sheets on selected important commodities. These fact sheets teach about commodities and the important role each one plays in the national economy, national security, and lives of Americans every day.

Publication / Revision Date Title
July 30, 2015 Indium—Bringing Liquid-Crystal Displays Into Focus Fact Sheet 2015-3012 cover image
Fact Sheet 2015-3012
July 30, 2015 Germanium—Giving Microelectronics An Efficiency Boost Fact Sheet 2015-3011 cover image
Fact Sheet 2015-3011
April 24, 2015 Antimony—A Flame Fighter Fact Sheet 2015-3021 cover image
Fact Sheet 2015–3021
April 21, 2015 Rhenium—A Rare Metal Critical to Modern Transportation Fact Sheet 2014-3101 cover image
Fact Sheet 2014–3101
August 29, 2014 Manganese—It Turns Iron Into Steel (and Does So Much More) Fact Sheet 2014-3087 cover image
Fact Sheet 2014–3087
November 5, 2014 The Rare-Earth Elements—Vital to Modern Technologies and Lifestyles Fact Sheet 2014-3078 cover image
Fact Sheet 2014–3078
April 21, 2015 Tellurium—The Bright Future of Solar Energy Fact Sheet 2014-3077 cover image
Fact Sheet 2014–3077
July 25, 2014 Platinum-Group Elements—So Many Excellent Properties Fact Sheet 2014-3064 cover image
Fact Sheet 2014–3064
July 1, 2014 Niobium and Tantalum—Indispensable Twins Fact Sheet 2014-3054 cover image
Fact Sheet 2014–3054
May 29, 2014 Lithium—For Harnessing Renewable Energy Fact Sheet 2014-3035 cover image
Fact Sheet 2014–3035
September 10, 2013 Titanium—Light, Strong, and White Fact Sheet 2013-3059 cover image
Fact Sheet 2013–3059
March 26, 2013 Gallium—A Smart Metal Fact Sheet 2013-3006 cover image
Fact Sheet 2013–3006
May 15, 2012 Beryllium—Important for National Defense Fact Sheet 2012-3056 cover image
Fact Sheet 2012–3056
March 2012 Nickel—Makes Stainless Steel Strong Fact Sheet 2012-3024 cover image
Fact Sheet 2012–3024
August 2011 Cobalt—For Strength and Color Fact Sheet 2011-3081 cover image
Fact Sheet 2011–3081
July 2011 Lead—Soft and Easy to Cast Fact Sheet 2011-3045 cover image
Fact Sheet 2011–3045
March 2011 Zinc—The Key to Preventing Corrosion Fact Sheet 2011-3016 cover image
Fact Sheet 2011–3016
October, 2010 Chromium—Makes Stainless Steel Stainless> Fact Sheet 2010-3089 cover image
Fact Sheet 2010–3089
March 5, 2010 Molybdenum—A Key Component of Metal Alloys Fact Sheet 2009-3106 cover image
Fact Sheet 2009-3106
June 5, 2009 Copper—A Metal for the Ages Fact Sheet 2009-3031 cover image
Fact Sheet 2009–3031
August 2012 Limestone—A Crucial and Versatile Industrial Mineral Commodity Fact Sheet 2008-3089 cover image
Fact Sheet 2008–3089, Version 1.1, revised August 2012
2006 Garnet—An Essential Industrial Mineral and January’s Birthstone Fact Sheet 2006-3149 cover image
Fact Sheet 2006–3149