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The USGS Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.

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New Fact Sheet on Critical Mineral Resources in Alaska

USGS Fact Sheet 2017-3012 Geospatial analysis identifies critical mineral-resource potential in Alaska

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USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2017 Released

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!

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Global Stocks of Selected Mineral-Based Commodities

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.

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Potash Cache: USGS Study Summarizes U.S. Sources of an Essential Nutrient for Agriculture

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.

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New Beryllium Fact Sheet

USGS Fact Sheet 2016-3081 Beryllium—A critical mineral commodity—Resources, production, and supply chain

Data and Information

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Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data

Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Mineral Resources.

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Mineral Statistics and Commodity Information

Statistics and information on minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, national security, and protection of the environment.

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Mineral Commodity Fact Sheets

Fact sheets on selected commodities - learn about why these commodities are important to the U.S.

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Soil Geochemical and Mineralogical Maps for the Conterminous U.S.

Geochemical and mineralogical maps for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801.

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Mineral Resource of the Month

A column by USGS mineral commodity specialists featured in Earth Magazine.

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Do We Take Minerals for Granted?

Overview of the role minerals play in the everyday lives of U.S. residents.

National Minerals Information Center Seminars

Learn about the seminar series and how to receive seminar announcements.

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