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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Year Published: 2016

Overview with methods and procedures of the U.S. Geological Survey mineral-resource assessment of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming: Chapter A in Mineral resources of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

This report, chapter A of Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089, provides an overview of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Sagebrush Mineral-Resource Assessment (SaMiRA). The report also describes the methods, procedures, and voluminous fundamental reference information used throughout the assessment. Data from several major publicly...

Day, Warren C.; Hammarstrom, Jane M.; Zientek, Michael L.; Frost, Thomas P.
Day, W.C., Hammarstrom, J.M., Zientek, M.L., and Frost, T.P., eds., 2016, Overview with methods and procedures of the U.S. Geological Survey mineral-resource assessment of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming (ver. 2.0, October 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089–A, 211 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165089A.

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Year Published: 2016

Recent trends in the nonfuel minerals industry of Iran

Summary In response to the recent removal of international sanctions on Iran, including the lifting of “secondary” sanctions by the United States on investment into and trade with Iran, the U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center compiled and analyzed available information on the current state of Iran’s...

Hastorun, Sinan; Renaud, Karine M.; Lederer, Graham W.
Hastorun, Sinan, Renaud, K.M., and Lederer, G.W., 2016, Recent trends in the nonfuel minerals industry of Iran: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1421, 18 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/cir1421.

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Ball clay in 2015

No abstract available.

Flanagan, Daniel
Industrial Minerals review 2015, Mining Engineering, 2016, Vol. 68, No. 7, pp. 30

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Bauxite and alumina in 2015

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Bray, E. Lee
Industrial Minerals review 2015, Mining Engineering, 2016, Vol. 68, No. 7, pp. 30

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Fire clay in 2015

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Flanagan, Daniel
Industrial Minerals review 2015, Mining Engineering, 2016, Vol. 68, No. 7, pp. 30