This fact sheet from the U.S. Geological Survey shows ore minerals that are sources of mineral commodities used to make cell phones and a map of the countries that produce some of these minerals.
This Mining Fact Sheet summarizes major mining and mineral processing tools and techniques and highlights critical metals.
This Mineral Resources Fact Sheet discusses some of today’s important mineral and mining topics such as minerals in your diet, industrial and construction minerals, minerals in green technology, artisanal mining and conflicts and efforts to address these.
Industrial Minerals are non-metallic, non-fuel minerals that are used in everything from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals. The front of the poster depicts 12 common industrial minerals and some of the important ways in which they are used. The back of the poster contains a map of industrial mineral producing areas of the United States, mine examples and three simple hands-on activities for testing mineral properties in the classroom. 36” x 24” 2-sided poster created in collaboration with the Industrial Minerals Association of North America.
Conduct activities about the properties and uses of clay minerals—clays.
Conduct activities about the properties and uses of clay minerals—talc.
Conduct activities about the properties and uses of clay minerals—smectite.
Conduct activities about the properties and uses of clay minerals—kaolin.
Information, a glossary, and activities on finding, identifying, and extracting mineral resources used in our everyday lives.
Conduct activities about potash, uranium, coal, gold and modern mining techniques. Activities are from Saskatchewan Mining Association.
Potash, uranium and coal activities by resource:
Potash mining and new pilot mineral exploration activities.
Potash and Uranium Mining and Mill Tours.