2021 MEC Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than 2.96 million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in their lifetime? The 2021 MEC Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
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.
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.