Topics of General Interest
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List of selected minerals and common safety applications in which they are important.
Minerals in Sports
Brief discussion of the evolution of various sports equipment and the minerals and materials used to make them.
- 2006 Winter Olympics -- Minerals at Torino (PDF)
- Baseball Bat Innovations (PDF)
- Bicycle Frames... What's the Difference? (PDF)
- Clay Sport Surfaces (PDF)
- Free Weights (PDF)
- Golf -- From the Earth to the Moon (PDF)
- Lacrosse -- Not All Sticks Come From Trees (PDF)
- Recycled Cell Phones—A Treasure Trove of Valuable Metals
- The Pogo Stick (PDF)
- Tennis (PDF)
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