We support research and data collection on non-fuel mineral resources. We study geologic processes that form known mineral resources at specific areas in the Earth's crust; assess potential future mineral resource supply; characterize ore deposits by host geology, chemistry, mineralogy, environmental impacts; and compile data on production, consumption, and the sustainability of supply chains.
Mineral Commodity Fact Sheets
The Mineral Resources Program publishes fact sheets on selected important commodities. These fact sheets teach about commodities and the important role each one plays in the national economy, national security, and lives of Americans every day.