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Statistics and information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.

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Natural Graphite Demand and Supply--Implications for Electric Vehicle Battery Requirements[PDF file, 399 KB]

Groundbreaking has begun for a lithium-ion battery factory in Nevada that, at capacity, could manufacture enough batteries to power 500,000 electric vehicles of various types and provide economies of scale to reduce the cost of batteries.

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Industrial Minerals and Sustainability: By-products from SO2 Mitigation as Substitutes for Mined Mineral Commodities[PDF file, 522 KB]

The cascading effect of efforts in the United States to mitigate SO2 emissions from multiple sources through the enactment of the Clean Air Act, and its amendments, has resulted in more than improved air quality alone.

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Assessment of Critical Minerals: Screening Methodology and Initial Application[PDF file, 3.18 MB]

A new report from the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) provides and applies a systematic methodology to screen for potentially critical minerals.

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Recent Trends in the Nonfuel Minerals Industry of Iran

USGS Circular 1421 details the nonfuel minerals industry of Iran, encompassing industrial minerals and metals.

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New Fact Sheet � U.S. Reliance on Mineral Imports

USGS Fact Sheet 2015-3082 Comparison of U.S. net import reliance for nonfuel mineral commodities�A 60-year retrospective (1954�1984�2014)

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United States Copper Metal and Scrap Use and Trade Patterns, 1995-2014

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5075 investigates changing United States copper metal and scrap use and trade patterns, 1995-2014

NMIC Seminars

Economics, Helium, and the U.S. Federal Helium reserve - Summary and Outlook
Dr. Steven Anderson, USGS
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM ET

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Dr. Michael Gerst, University of Maryland
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:00 PM ET

Toward a Circular P Economy: The Role of Mining and Phosphate Rock Mining - Innovation Nexus
Prof. Gerald Steiner, Danube University Krems, Austria
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 11:00 AM ET

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and Rural Change in Africa: Key Trends, Major Gains, and Emerging Opportunities
Cristina Vegas, Director of Mining at Pact
Wednesday,January 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM ET

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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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