Move Mining Next Gen – Vote for your Favorite Video!Vote for your favorite video created by K-12 students now through February 1 at noon MT. The People's Choice prize is $500! Expert judges will select the other prize winners.
2020 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in their lifetime? The 2020 MEC Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
Earth Science WeekOctober 11-17, 2020 is Earth Science Week (ESW). Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), ESW promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom. Enjoy the new MEC Sort It Out! educational unit, especially on Minerals Day, October 12, 2020!
Scifest All AccessVisit the MEC booth at the SciFest All Access virtual science festival to see the new MEC Careers in Mining video and more!
Videos and Virtual ToursExplore these videos and virtual tours at home.
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 staff in-person events, and MEC provides virtual educational materials for online 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.