Metallic mineral resources
Resources from which ductile, malleable, opaque,and reflective metals that are also good heat and electricity conductors can be extracted.
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.
Geology, geochemistry and geophysics of sedimentary rock-hosted gold deposits in China [ More info] Second report of a joint project with the Tianjin Geological Academy to study sedimentary rock-hosted Au deposits in China.
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 deposit models [ More info] Publications by the USGS on mineral deposit models converted to digital files that can be downloaded. Some are *.pdf files requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and download text
Summaries and data packages of important areas for mineral investment and production opportunities in Afghanistan [ More info] Shows where important mineral resources are located in Afghanistan, the type of deposits there, the commodities that are present, and describes the data available to support further exploration and exploitation of these resources.
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.
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.
Copper - A Metal for the Ages [ More info] Sources, uses, and patterns of consumption of copper worldwide
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.
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