The USGS Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.
U.S. mines produced an estimated $75.2 billion of raw mineral materials in 2017 – a 6 percent increase over 2016 – the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday, January 31, in its annual Mineral Commodity Summaries.
New interactive Story Map describing the Mineral Deposits of the Midcontinent Rift System, one of the most geologically fascinating regions in the United States and Canada.
23 Minerals You Need in Your Life. It would be no exaggeration to say that without minerals, no aspect of our daily lives would be possible.
Estimates of Potential Uranium in the Southern High Plains Could Equal Just Under One Year of U.S. Needs.
New interactive map allows you to explore the geology of the state using only your web browser. Search or zoom into an area of the map and find detailed information and descriptions about the rock types and units, ages, and other geologic features in the area.
Hundreds of new species of animals, plants, and other organisms are discovered and named every year. But did you know that dozens of minerals are discovered every year too?
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.