Weekly Fun Fact: Q. Sylvite is potassium chloride, a potash mineral with what chemical symbol?Click for the answer to this week's fun fact!
MEC NewsYoung people from all over the world are exploring the importance of mining and minerals at the World Scout Jamboree, July 22 through August 2, 2019.
MEC EventsPart of the Minerals Education Coalition’s mission is to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives. MEC staff and volunteers will be staffing the following events.
Mining in Society Merit BadgeFind a wide range of useful resources for the Mining In Society Merit Badge.
Periodic Table of the ElementsThe interactive Periodic Table of the Elements lets you click on an element to learn its history, description, benefits, sources and biological rating.
Mineral Resources DatabaseLearn about many minerals, their properties, mining information, and uses. This database contains: minerals and ores of specific elements; individual, highlighted minerals; a limited number of rocks; and a few, key industrial materials for reference.
2019 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in their lifetime? The 2019 MEC Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.