Culture and demographics
Information on human behavior, ways of living and thinking, and characteristics of human populations.
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.
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.
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.
County boundaries 2001: map layer description file [ More info] One of many map layers of the National Atlas giving county boundaries with metadata. The county boundaries map layer can be downloaded in shapefile or SDTS formats.
Crater Lake Data Clearinghouse [ More info] The Crater Lake Data Clearinghouse website is a gateway to information and data on Crater Lake with links to data downloads of bathymetry, maps and imagery, a fly-by movie, photos, and information on geology, maps, history, and biota.
Development of industrial minerals in Colorado [ More info] Explains how industrial minerals are produced and overseen through governmental regulation, and describes the industrial mineral resources of central Colorado.
Digital Line Graphs (DLGs) [ More info] Description of Digital Line Graphs (DLG) with explanations of layers and feature types, scales, available products, media, prices, and links to search and order webpages.
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.
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) [ More info] The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.
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.
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