The USGS Mineral Resources Program delivers unbiased science and information to understand mineral resource potential, production, consumption, and how minerals interact with the environment.
U.S. Geological Survey scientists will conduct a high-resolution airborne survey to study the rock layers under a region of the south-central Upper Peninsula, Michigan, and parts of northeastern Wisconsin, starting in early April and lasting until as late as August.
A special review volume of the Society of Economic Geologists, featuring several papers authored and co-authored by the U.S. Geological Survey, provides a comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge for rare earth and critical elements in ore deposits.
Beginning in early April and continuing for approximately two weeks, the U.S. Geological Survey will conduct an aerial survey designed to scan the upper part of the earth’s crust.
A new report from the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) provides and applies a systematic methodology to screen for potentially critical minerals.
The Central Asia Salt Basin of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan has the potential to contain between 39 and 54 billion metric tons of undiscovered potash resources, according to a global mineral resource assessment led by the USGS.
Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Mineral Resources.
Statistics and information on minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.
Fact sheets on selected commodities - learn about why these commodities are important to the U.S.
A column by USGS mineral commodity specialists featured in Earth Magazine.
Geochemical and mineralogical maps for each element or mineral whose data are provided in DS-801.
Overview of the role minerals play in the everyday lives of U.S. residents.