The USGS Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.
United States mines in 2016 produced an estimated $74.6 billion of raw mineral materials, a slight increase from 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey announced today.
Check out our video about this important annual report!
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5152: A review of an important component of the world's supply chain - the amounts and global distribution of major consumer, producer, and exchange stocks of selected mineral commodities.
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.
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.