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Date published: November 8, 2021

USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy 

List includes minerals key to all sectors of economy including tech and defense 

 

 

Editor's note: A correction was made to this news release and the Federal Register Notice November 17 to fix an issue with the public comment section. The published correction can be found here.   

To make a public comment, click here.

Date published: June 15, 2021

Minerals Corner Spring 2021

 

As Spring 2021 ends, here are a few highlights from the USGS Mineral Resources Program’s recent activities and publications. 

Date published: February 2, 2021

US Mines Produced an Estimated $82.3 Billion in Minerals During 2020

U.S. mines produced approximately $82.3 billion in minerals in 2020— about $1.5 billion lower than the 2019 revised total of $83.7 billion—the U.S. Geological Survey announced February 2.  

Date published: December 4, 2020

Investigation of U.S. Foreign Reliance on Critical Minerals

In response to Executive Order 13953, September 2020, NMIC staff completed a review of the current state of minerals on the Critical Minerals List, published as “Investigation of U.S. Foreign Reliance on Critical Minerals”, USGS OFR-2020-1127, December 2020.

Date published: February 21, 2020

New Methodology Identifies Mineral Commodities Whose Supply Disruption Poses the Greatest Risk to the U.S. Manufacturing Sector

Risk tool identified 23 mineral commodities whose supply poses the greatest risk, including those used in consumer electronics, renewable energy, aerospace, and defense applications.

Date published: February 6, 2020

US Mine Production Increasing, Estimated Value of $86.3 Billion in Minerals

2020 Report Highlights the Importance of Mining Minerals for U.S. Economy and National Security

Date published: August 12, 2019

NMIC Seminar Series: Mining the Deep Seabed - A Viable Approach to Meeting the Critical Needs of the U.S. for Secure, Responsibly Sourced Metals

Mining the Deep Seabed - A Viable Approach to Meeting the Critical Needs of the U.S. for Secure, Responsibly Sourced Metals

Dr. John Halkyard and Hans Smit, Ocean Minerals LLC

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM ET

USGS - 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA - 3B457

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Date published: July 29, 2019

USGS Awardees of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the success of eight distinguished researchers who are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Date published: July 1, 2019

NMIC Seminar Series: Old and New Energy and Minerals - Risks, Uncertainties, and Gaps in Knowledge

Old and New Energy and Minerals - Risks, Uncertainties, and Gaps in Knowledge

Michele Michot Foss, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:00 AM ET

USGS - 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA - room 3B457

or online at:

https://www.gotomeet.me/NMICSeminars

Date published: June 17, 2019

NMIC Seminar Series: Lessons for Policy and Investment from Mining for a Critical Mineral in a Conflict Zone: The Case of Alphamin Bisie Mining's Tin Project in Democratic Republic of Congo

Lessons for Policy and Investment from Mining for a Critical Mineral in a Conflict Zone: The Case of Alphamin Bisie Mining's Tin Project in Democratic Republic of Congo

Richard Robinson, Managing Director, Alphamin Bisie Mining, S.A. (ABM)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM ET

USGS - 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA - room 2A224A

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Date published: June 6, 2019

NMIC Seminar Series: Prospects for Rare-Earth Production Outside of China

Prospects for Rare-Earth Production Outside of China

Roderick G. Eggert, Colorado School of Mines
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM ET 

USGS Visitors Center - 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA

or online at:

https://www.gotomeet.me/NMICSeminars