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China's rare-earth industry [More info]
Reviews production, consumption, and reserves and important policies and regulations regarding production and trade of rare earths, including recently announced export quotas.
PDF Comparison of U.S. net import reliance for nonfuel mineral commodities--A 60-year retrospective (1954-1984-2014) [More info]
We found an increase in the number and type of nonfuel mineral commodities for which the US was net import reliant, an increase in the import reliance for individual commodities, and a shift in the geographic distribution of the source countries.
PDF Conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo--Gold supply chain [More info]
Describes the source and processing of this commodity, with special emphasis on countries where armed groups are involved in the supply chain.
PDF Conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: global tantalum processing plants, a critical part of the tantalum supply chain [More info]
Describes how tantalum is produced for the global economic market, including a list of the processing plants generating industrial tantalum products.
PDF Conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: global tungsten processing plants, a critical part of the tungsten supply chain [More info]
Information about tungsten processing plants to help identify risks associated with the supply of this strategic resource and support decision making related to mineral supply.
PDF Flow studies for recycling metal commodities in the United States [More info]
What happens to all the scrap metal? How well does recycling work? This guide explains what we know about the overall processes of recycling various metals.
PDF Germanium: giving microelectronics an efficiency boost [More info]
Explains how we use the rare trace metal Germanium, where we find it, and outlines the supply and demand situation worldwide for this element.
PDF Indium: bringing liquid-crystal displays into focus [More info]
Explains the uses for, sources of, and supply and demand for this rare metal element.
PDF Manganese: it turns iron into steel (and does so much more) [More info]
Explains how we use this metal, where we get it, and describes the current trends in supply and demand.
Mineral commodity statistics and information [More info]
Database of mineral and material commodities with descriptions, contacts, and historical and current statistics of worldwide supply, demand, production and trade in Mineral Commodity Studies, Minerals Yearbooks, and special publications.
Minerals information [More info]
Statistics and information on worldwide supply, demand, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, national security, and protection of the environment. Links to publications, recycling, and historical statistics.
PDF Mines and mineral processing facilities in the vicinity of the March 11, 2011, earthquake in northern Honshu, Japan [More info]
Number and types of mineral facilities in the area affected by the earthquake, with comments on physical infrastructure that these facilities are likely to require.
PDF Nickel - Makes stainless steel strong [More info]
Uses, sources, and history of Nickel as a mineral commodity.
PDF Rare earth elements--End use and recyclability [More info]
Rare earth element use is changing with technology. This report explains how we use them and the prospects for recycling these important commodities.
PDF Recent trends in Cuba's mining and petroleum industries [More info]
Mines, mineral processing facilities, and petroleum facilities as well as information on location, operational status, and ownership in Cuba, as well as current status of known mineral industry projects and trends in the industry there.
PDF Shift in Global Tantalum Mine Production, 2000-2014 [More info]
Extensive discussion of the production and consumption of Tantalum. Production shifted over the years so that a much larger proportion of world supply now comes from Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
PDF Social and Economic Analysis Branch: integrating policy, social, economic, and natural science [More info]
Describes the purpose and current research of this organizational unit that integrates social, behavioral, economic, and natural science in the context of human-natural resource interactions.
State minerals statistics and information [More info]
Links to mineral statistics from annual Mineral Yearbooks for each state in the United States and Puerto Rico, with contacts for further information, and means to apply for e-mail subscription service for regular updates.
PDF The Ebola virus disease outbreak and the mineral sectors of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone [More info]
Information on the mineral industry in these countries, the operating status of mining projects through 2014, and coordinated actions by mining companies to support governments and international relief organizations to contain the Ebola outbreak.
PDF The future of rare earth elements--will these high-tech industry elements continue in short supply? [More info]
Presentation describing uses of rare earth elements, why they are important, where they occur and are produced, and aspects of the economics of production and consumption with emphasis on sites that might be developed for production.
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