Metallic mineral resources
Resources from which ductile, malleable, opaque,and reflective metals that are also good heat and electricity conductors can be extracted.
Antimony: a flame fighter [ More info] Explains how we use this element, where it is found, and describes the worldwide supply and demand for this commodity.
Breccia-pipe uranium mining in northern Arizona; estimate of resources and assessment of historical effects [ More info] Estimates of uranium resources affected by land withdrawal, effects of previous breccia-pipe mining, water-chemistry data for streams and springs, and potential biological pathways of exposure to uranium and associated contaminants.
Carbonatite and alkaline intrusion-related rare earth element deposits--A deposit model [ More info] Describes where and how mineral deposits of this type are found, including chemical and mineralogical characteristics, as well as unsolved scientific questions surrounding their origin.
Carolina slate belt gold deposits in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia [ More info] Report of research on the Carolina slate belt and gold deposits in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia with geologic mapping, mineralogic, geochemical, and fluid evolution studies, radiogenic dating, and stable isotope studies.
Chromium makes stainless steel stainless [ More info] Explains how we use chromium, the types of mineral deposits in which we find it, and the economic factors affecting supply and demand of this commodity.
Cobalt-For strength and color [ More info] Explains how we use cobalt, where it comes from, and whether we have enough available.
Conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: tin processing plants, a critical part of the tin supply chain [ More info] Describes the production and processing of tin with emphasis on the potential of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Includes a list of tin refineries and smelters worldwide.
Copper - A Metal for the Ages [ More info] Sources, uses, and patterns of consumption of copper worldwide
Environmental processes that affect mineral deposits in the Eastern United States [ More info] Studies in Eastern United States on massive sulfide deposits in Maine, Vermont, Great Smoky Mountains, and Virginia to assess potential environmental impacts.
Estimate of undiscovered copper resources of the world, 2013 [ More info] We estimated a mean of 3,500 million metric tons (Mt) of undiscovered copper among 225 tracts around the world using a geology-based assessment methodology.
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