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October Public Lecture: We Can’t Live Without Them

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The Importance of Minerals to Our Way of Life

Collage of minerals and what can be created using minerals.

Today the United States is the world’s leading user of mineral commodities. Every year about 25,000 pounds of new, non-fuel mineral materials are extracted from the Earth for e very person in the United States. But what are these minerals and how do we use them? Join us on October 5th to learn more about the minerals we use on a daily basis, where these resources come from, and the steps involved from mineral discovery to mineral use.

Free and Open to the Public!

Requests for accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting) require notice at least two weeks before the event. Please either email Joan Corley or contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 703-648-7770.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Federal Facility — Photo Id is Required
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192
Phone:  703-648-4748