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The mission of the USGS National Minerals Information Center is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the domestic and international supply of and demand for minerals and mineral materials essential to the U.S. economy and national security.

  • Primary source of supply and demand data for 85+ essential minerals and mineral materials 
  • Domestic data on mineral production, consumption, recycling, stocks, and shipments
  • International production data, trade data, and other information for most of the countries of the world
  • International mining and investment laws, ownership, and country infrastructure
  • Recycling and material flow studies
  • Specialists in geology, economics, material processing, worldwide flow of materials, and international minerals