Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA)—Thank you!MEC thanks the Mining & Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) for their generous annual contributions. MMSA's support is an important component in MEC's ability to serve its mission of providing mining and minerals education for grades K-12 and the general public.
2023 MEC Mineral BabyDid you know the average American will need 3.07 million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in their lifetime? The 2023 MEC Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
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.
SME Members – Get Involved!Education about minerals and mining is crucial to the future of the mining industry. Use these resources to explain the importance of mined minerals in everyday life to members of your local community.
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.
Careers in MiningThere are hundreds of careers related to mining, from accountant to mining engineer to welder. Careers in mining offer the opportunity for world travel, good income and the chance to make a difference.