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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We've got a library full of spectral signatures, like a police fingerprint library for minerals and other substances!
While not a Ferris wheel, this EarthWord is just as magnetic an attraction...
In 2016, these five states led the pack in mineral production, accounting for about one third of the total mineral production value for the entire country.
How USGS studies mineral resources beneath the surface of the Earth by flying high above it
The USGS National Minerals Information Center tracks how much the United States relies on other countries for minerals critical to the economy and national security.
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.