National Minerals Information Center

Publications

The Center conducts analyses of and develops information on minerals-related issues, including minerals conservation, sustainability, availability, materials flow, and the economic health of the U.S. minerals industry. 

Key Publications

Historical and Time Series Data

Historical and Time Series Data

A compilation of data on mineral production, imports, exports, stocks, reported and apparent consumption publications.

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Periodic Publications

Periodic Publications

A subset of our monthly, quarterly, and annual publications

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Special Publications

Special Publications

Fact Sheets - Short introductions to mineral commodities, materials flow, and supply chain topics

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Mineral commodity summaries 2018

This report is the earliest Government publication to furnish estimates covering 2017 nonfuel mineral industry data. Data sheets contain information on the domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, and 5-year salient statistics for more than 90 individual minerals and materials.

Ober, Joyce A.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Mineral commodity summaries 2018: U.S. Geological Survey, 200 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/70194932.

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Globally sourced mineral commodities used in U.S. Navy SEAL gear—An illustration of U.S. net import reliance

A U.S. Navy SEAL (an acronym for sea, air, land) carries gear containing at least 23 nonfuel mineral commodities for which the United States is greater than 50 percent net import reliant. The graphics display the leading world producers of selected nonfuel mineral commodities used to manufacture U.S. Navy SEAL gear. SEALs are members of the U.S....

Brainard, Jamie ; Nassar, Nedal T.; Gambogi, Joseph; Baker, Michael S.; Jarvis, Michael T.
Brainard, Jamie, Nassar, N.T., Gambogi, Joseph, Baker, M.S., and Jarvis, M.T., 2018, Globally sourced mineral commodities used in U.S. Navy SEAL gear—An illustration of U.S. net import reliance (ver. 2.0, January 2018): U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 183, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip183.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Asia and the Pacific

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

Geological Survey, U.S.
[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—International—Asia and the Pacific: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178411. For example, cite the advance release version of the Japan chapter of the 2014 Minerals Yearbook as follows: Wacaster, Susan, 2016, Japan [advance release], in Area reports—International—Asia and the Pacific: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2014, v. III, p. 13.1–13.12, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178411. To cite the entire volume III: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—International: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, 4 books, separately paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvIII.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Europe and Central Eurasia

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

Geological Survey, U.S.
[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—International—Europe and Central Eurasia: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178412. For example, cite the advance release version of the Albania chapter of the 2014 Minerals Yearbook as follows: Hastorun, Sinan, 2016, Albania [advance release], in Area reports—International—Europe and Central Eurasia: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2014, v. III, p. 2.1–2.8, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178412. To cite the entire volume III: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—International: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, 4 books, separately paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvIII.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Latin America and Canada

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—International—Latin America and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178419. For example, cite the advance release version of the Paraguay and Uruguay chapter of the 2014 Minerals Yearbook as follows: Soto-Viruet, Yadira, 2016, Paraguay and Uruguay [advance release], in Area reports—International—Latin America and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2014, v. III, p. 14.1–14.6, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178419. To cite the entire volume III: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—International: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, 4 books, separately paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvIII.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Africa and the Middle East

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all...

[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—International—Africa and the Middle East: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178240. For example, cite the advance release version of the Burundi chapter of the 2014 Minerals Yearbook as follows: Yager, T.R., 2016, Burundi [advance release], in Area reports—International—Africa and the Middle East: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2014, v. III, p. 6.1–6.3, https://doi.org/10.3133/70178240. To cite the entire volume III: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—International: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, 4 books, separately paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvIII.

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Recent trends in Cuba’s mining and petroleum industries

In response to recent diplomatic developments between Cuba and the United States, the National Minerals Information Center compiled available information on the mineral industries of Cuba. This fact sheet highlights a new map and table that identify mines, mineral processing facilities, and petroleum facilities as well as information on location,...

Wacaster, Susan; Baker, Michael S.; Soto-Viruet, Yadira; Textoris, Steven D.
Wacaster, Susan, Baker, M.S., Soto-Viruet, Yadira, and Textoris, S.D., 2018, Recent trends in Cuba’s mining and petroleum industries (ver. 2.0, March 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3032, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20153032.

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Year Published: 2018

Minerals Yearbook, volume I, Metals and Minerals

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Metals and minerals: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. I, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvI. For example, cite the advance release version of the Bromine chapter of the 2015 Minerals Yearbook as follows: Schnebele, E.K., 2016, Bromine [advance release], in Metals and minerals: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2015, v. I, p. 14.1–14.8, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvI. To cite the entire volume I: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Metals and minerals: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. I, variously paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvI.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume II, Area Reports—Domestic

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—Domestic: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. II, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvll. For example, cite the advance release version of the Virginia chapter of the Minerals Yearbook 2009 as follows: U.S. Geological Survey, 2009, The mineral industry of Virginia [advance release], in Area reports—Domestic: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook 2009, v. II, p. 49.1–49.5, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvll. To cite the entire volume II: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—Domestic: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year or range of years], v. II, variously paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvII.

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Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic...

[Author], [Year of publication], [Title of chapter], in Area reports—International—[Region]: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, p. X.1–X.X, https://doi.org/10.3133/XXXXXXX. To cite the entire volume III: U.S. Geological Survey, [Year of publication], Area reports—International: U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook [Year], v. III, 4 books, separately paged, https://doi.org/10.3133/mybvIII.

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Year Published: 2017

Antimony

Antimony is an important mineral commodity used widely in modern industrialized societies. The element imparts strength, hardness, and corrosion resistance to alloys that are used in many areas of industry, including in lead-acid storage batteries. Antimony’s leading use is as a fire retardant in safety equipment and in household goods, such as...

Schulz, Klaus J.; DeYoung,, John H. ; Seal, Robert R.; Bradley, Dwight C.; Seal, Robert R.; Schulz, Klaus J.; DeYoung,, John H.; Sutphin, David M. ; Drew, Lawrence J.; Carlin, James F.; Berger, Byron R.
Seal, R.R., II, Schulz, K.J., and DeYoung, J.H., Jr., with contributions from David M. Sutphin, Lawrence J. Drew, James F. Carlin, Jr., and Byron R. Berger, 2017, Antimony, chap. C of Schulz, K.J., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., Seal, R.R., II, and Bradley, D.C., eds., Critical mineral resources of the United States—Economic and environmental geology and prospects for future supply: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1802, p. C1–C17, https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1802C.

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Beryllium

Beryllium is a mineral commodity that is used in a variety of industries to make products that are essential for the smooth functioning of a modern society. Two minerals, bertrandite (which is supplied domestically) and beryl (which is currently supplied solely by imports), are necessary to ensure a stable supply of high-purity beryllium metal,...

Schulz, Klaus J.; DeYoung,, John H.; Seal, Robert R.; Bradley, Dwight C.; Foley, Nora K.; Jaskula, Brian W.; Piatak, Nadine M.; Schulte, Ruth F.
Foley, N.K., Jaskula, B.W., Piatak, N.M., and Schulte, R.F., 2017, Beryllium, chap. E of Schulz, K.J., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., Seal, R.R., II, and Bradley, D.C., eds., Critical mineral resources of the United States—Economic and environmental geology and prospects for future supply: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1802, p. E1–E32, https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1802E.