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Mineral resources
Natural occurrences of useful inorganic elements or compounds.
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Metallic mineral resources (25 items)
Nonmetallic mineral resources (16 items)
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Deserts, geology and resources [More info]
Online edition of booklet describing desert geology and mineral resources.
PDF 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.
Eastern Mineral Resources [More info]
Home page for Eastern Mineral Resources Team conducting research on the occurrence, quality, quantity, and availability of mineral resources. Links to products, descriptions of research projects, and staff.
PDF Energy and Minerals Science at the U.S. Geological Survey [More info]
Explains the purposes and goals of USGS research and monitoring activities that focus on energy and mineral resources and the potential problems that may result from exploitation of those resources.
Energy and minerals, and environmental health [More info]
Research and assessments on mineral and energy resources, the economic and environmental effects of resource extraction and use; and on human activities that introduce chemical and pathogenic contaminants into the environment.
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.
PDF 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.
PDF Famous building stones of our Nation's capital [More info]
Describes the types and sources of materials used to build some of the most famous landmarks in Washington D.C.
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 Gallium--A smart metal [More info]
Usefulness and characteristics of this mineral commodity.
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