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The "Mineral Resource of the Month" column, featuring the work of USGS mineral commodity specialists, first appeared in the American Geological Institute's (AGI) Geotimes in August 2002. The articles, as they originally appeared in Geotimes, are now available with permission of AGI. The column "Mineral Resource of the Month" now appears in the new AGI magazine Earth at http://www.earthmagazine.org/. For more information about these and other mineral commodities, visit the USGS Commodity Statistics and Information site.

Commodity

aggregates photo

Aggregates

[PDF file, 254 KB]

aluminum photo

Aluminum

[PDF file, 89 KB]

arsenic photo

Arsenic

[PDF file, 113 KB]

barite photo

Barite

[PDF file, 75 KB]

beryllium photo

Beryllium

[PDF file, 81 KB]

bismuth photo

Bismuth

[PDF file, 204 KB]

borax photo

Boron

[PDF file, 101 KB]

cadmium photo

Cadmium

[PDF file, 87 KB]

cement photo

Cement

[PDF file, 101 KB]

chromite photo

Chromium

[PDF file, 90 KB]

clay photo

Clays

[PDF file, 75 KB]

cobaltite photo

Cobalt

[PDF file, 97 KB]

copper photo

Copper

[PDF file, 142 KB]

diamond photo

Diamond

[PDF file, 70 KB]

diatomite

Diatomite

[PDF file, 78 KB]

dimension stone photo

Dimension Stone

[PDF file, 42 KB]

E - H

microcline photo

Feldspar

[PDF file, 45 KB]

fluorspar photo

Fluorspar

[PDF file, 71 KB]

gallium in bauxite photo

Gallium

[PDF file, 56 KB]

garnet photo

Garnet

[PDF file, 381 KB]

gemstones photo

Gemstones

[PDF file, 45 KB]

germanium photo

Germanium

[PDF file, 48 KB]

gympsum photo

Gypsum

[PDF file, 46 KB]

indium photo

Indium

[PDF file, 59 KB]

kyanite photo

Kyanite

[PDF file, 95 KB]

galena photo

Lead

[PDF file, 81 KB]

lithium photo

Lithium

[PDF file, 63 KB]

M - R

magnesium metals photo

Magnesium

[PDF file, 603 KB]

manganese ore photo

Manganese

[PDF file, 82 KB]

cinnabar photo

Mercury

[PDF file, 73 KB]

muscovite photo

Mica

[PDF file, 70 KB]

molybdenite photo

Molybdenum

[PDF file, 58 KB]

nickeline photo

Nickel

[PDF file, 75 KB]

columbite photo

Niobium (Columbium)

[PDF file, 59 KB]

peat cutting photo

Peat

[PDF file, 88 KB]

perlite photo

Perlite

[PDF file, 60 KB]

phosphate rock photo

Phosphate Rock

[PDF file, 66 KB]

platinum ore photo

Platinum-Group Metals

[PDF file, 81 KB]

potash photo

Potash

[PDF file, 89 KB]

rare earth ore photo

Rare Earths

[PDF file, 81 KB]

rhenium in molybdenite photo

Rhenium

[PDF file, 57 KB]

S - T

quartz sandstone photo

Sand and Gravel, Industrial

[PDF file, 72 KB]

pyrite with selenium photo

Selenium

[PDF file, 69 KB]

quartzite photo

Silicon

[PDF file, 54 KB]

silver photo

Silver

[PDF file, 54 KB]

trona photo

Soda Ash

[PDF file, 58 KB]

steel photo

Steel

[PDF file, 129 KB]

celestine photo

Strontium

[PDF file, 94 KB]

sulfur photo

Sulfur

[PDF file, 46 KB]

talc photo

Talc

[PDF file, 51 KB]

tantalite photo

Tantalum

[PDF file, 113 KB]

tellurium photo

Tellurium

[PDF file, 74 KB]

thallium element icon

Thallium

[PDF file, 28 KB]

cassiterite photo

Tin

[PDF file, 46 KB]

titanium minerals photo

Titanium

[PDF file, 97 KB]

wolframite photo

Tungsten

[PDF file, 73 KB]

U - Z

vanadinite photo

Vanadium

[PDF file, 58 KB]

vermiculite photo

Vermiculite

[PDF file, 84 KB]

wollastonite photo

Wollastonite

[PDF file, 70 KB]

zeolites photo

Zeolites

[PDF file, 151 KB]

sphalerite photo

Zinc

[PDF file, 85 KB]

zirconium and halfnium photo

Zirconium and Hafnium

[PDF file, 116 KB]

The use of firm, trade, and brand names is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. government.

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