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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.

Featured Content

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U.S. Mines Produced an Estimated $75.2 Billion in Minerals During 2017

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.

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Understanding the Mineral Resources of the Midcontinent Rift

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.

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Critical Minerals of the United States

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.

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USGS Estimates 40 Million Pounds of Potential Uranium Resources in Parts of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma

Estimates of Potential Uranium in the Southern High Plains Could Equal Just Under One Year of U.S. Needs.

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Zoom, Explore, Click, Discover! Alaska Geology at your Fingertips!

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.

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New Uranium Mineral Named for USGS Scientist

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?

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.

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National Minerals Information Center

Seminar Series - view the schedule and subscribe to receive seminar announcements.

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