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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Peat in 2015

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Apodaca, Lori E.

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Potash in 2015

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Jasinski, Stephen M.

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Pumice in 2015

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Crangle, Robert

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Rare Earths, 2015

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Gambogi, Joseph

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Strontium in 2015

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Ober, Joyce A.

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Titanium in 2015

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Bedinger, George M.

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Zirconium in 2015

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Bedinger, George M.
Industrial Minerals review 2015, Mining Engineering, 2016, Vol. 68, No. 7, pp. 30

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United States copper metal and scrap use and trade patterns, 1995‒2014

In 1995, China accounted for 10 percent of world copper consumption. By 2014, China accounted for about 49 percent of world copper consumption. This change has affected global copper and copper scrap prices, the sources of copper supply, and U.S. trade of copper-containing materials. This report considers changes to the copper and copper scrap...

Goonan, Thomas G.
Goonan, T.G., 2016, United States copper metal and scrap use and trade patterns, 1995–2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5075, 10 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165075.

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Kaolin in 2015

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

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Mineral commodity summaries 2016

This report is the earliest Government publication to furnish estimates covering 2015 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, 2016, Mineral commodity summaries 2016: U.S. Geological Survey, 202 p, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/70140094.

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Natural graphite demand and supply - Implications for electric vehicle battery requirements

Electric vehicles have been promoted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen U.S. dependence on petroleum for transportation. Growth in U.S. sales of electric vehicles has been hindered by technical difficulties and the high cost of the lithium-ion batteries used to power many electric vehicles (more than 50% of the vehicle cost)....

Olson, Donald W.; Virta, Robert L.; Mahdavi, Mahbood; Sangine, Elizabeth S.; Fortier, Steven M.