Move Mining Next Gen – Enter the Contest!K-12 students, create your 3-minute video about the importance of minerals and mining, and you could win $1,000!
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.