Want some fun facts and interesting snippets of science? Then you came to the right place.
No one wants to have an active volcano in their backyard (just ask Dionisio Pulido), but ancient eroded volcanoes can sometimes be literal goldmines for mineral ores.
Vast mineral wealth has been discovered in the Great Basin since the 1800s. As each new generation of prospectors and geologists brings their cutting-edge tools with them, the arid ridgelines of the desert Southwest have shown more and more potential.
On its 205th anniversary, Louisiana still rocks.
Which U.S. State or territory has more large earthquakes than the rest of the United States combined?
On its 229th birthday, Maryland still rocks.
Whether you pan for gold or rare earths, you’ll get a lot of sand...and this EarthWord!
While not a Ferris wheel, this EarthWord is just as magnetic an attraction...
Look, in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s...underground mineral research?
It’s not a caffeinated ghost, but this EarthWord is nearly as trippy...
In 2016, the United States mined $74.6 billion worth of minerals, and the following five mineral commodities accounted for 68.5 percent of that value.
Today’s high-end electronics increasingly rely on mineral commodities...and research into those mineral commodities is increasingly using high-end electronics too!