Weekly Fun Fact: Which of the three elements—iron, cobalt and nickel—is the least magnetic?Click for the answer to this week's fun fact!
MEC NewsMEC attends three NSTA area conferences annually, giving out hundreds of free mineral kits to teachers. Check out this year's events!
Earth Science WeekOctober 14-20, 2018 is Earth Science Week (ESW). Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), ESW promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom. This year, MEC’s new “From Quarry To Crop” resources are highlighted in the ESW Toolkit.
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.
2018 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in his or her lifetime? The 2018 Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.