National Minerals Information Center


Statistics and information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.

Statistical Periodicals

Statistical Periodicals

On-line statistical and economic publications designed to provide timely statistical data on production, distribution, stocks, and consumption of significant mineral commodities. 

Periodic Pubications

Materials Flow

Materials Flow

Understanding the whole system of materials flow, from source to ultimate disposition, can help us better manage the use of natural resources and protect the environment, and ensure a supply of critical minerals.

Special Publications


Date published: May 16, 2019

NMIC Seminar Series: Navigating the Complexities of Permitting a Mine on Federal Lands

Navigating the Complexities of Permitting a Mine on Federal Lands

Kathleen Benedetto, Senior Advisor, U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:00 AM ET 

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Date published: April 29, 2019

Mineral Resources Program Website Moves

Looking for your favorite Mineral Resources Program websites? See the list below to start!

Date published: March 4, 2019

U.S. Mines Produced an Estimated $82.2 Billion in Minerals During 2018

U.S. mines produced an estimated $82.2 billion of raw mineral materials in 2018 – a 3 percent increase over the revised total of $79.7 billion in 2017– the U.S. Geological Survey announced in its annual Mineral Commodity Summaries published Feb. 28.


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Year Published: 2019

Mineral resource of the month: Garnet

Garnet is the general name given to a group of complex silicate minerals, all with isometric crystal structure and similar properties and chemical composition. The most common garnet minerals are classified into three groups: the aluminum-garnet group, the chromium-garnet group and the iron-garnet group. Worldwide, garnet resources are large and...

Curry, Kenneth C.

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Year Published: 2019

Mineral Commodity Summaries 2019

Published on an annual basis, this report is the earliest Government publication to furnish estimates covering nonfuel mineral industry data and is available at Data sheets contain information on the domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, and 5-year salient statistics for more than...

Tolcin, Amy C.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2019, Mineral commodity summaries 2019: U.S. Geological Survey, 200 p.,

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Year Published: 2018

Meeting the mineral needs of the United States

A recent report points out where the United States is most dependent on mineral imports and highlights some ways for reducing this dependence.

Lederer, Graham W.; McCullough, Erin