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16.3 The Mineral Resource Future

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 16.3 The Mineral Resource Future. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Minerals Page, by USGS
This site has links to mineral resources in different parts of the country.

The Environment Matters
Miners are victims of a variety of occupational hazards. Read the information provided on this page to get an overview of the different types and frequency of hazards the workers of one company have experienced.

International Minerals Statistics and Information, by USGS
The USGS provides information on the mineral industry of other countries. This site offers links to yearly data, as well as mineral location maps for a variety of countries within the following regions: Africa and the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Central Eurasia, North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.

Mineral Industry Surveys (MIS), by USGS
This site offers periodic statistical and economic publications on production, distribution, stocks, and consumption of significant mineral commodities. These publications are issued monthly, quarterly, or annually for commodities and annually for various states and countries. You can search the Alphabetical Index for a particular mineral or the entire list of minerals.

Minerals and Metals at Home!, by Canada's Natural Resources
Click on the "Take the Tour" button to begin your interactive investigation of the minerals that make up common household items. You can even test your knowledge by clicking on the "Take the Test" button.

Our Hidden Treasures..., by Canada's Natural Resources, Minerals and Metals Sector
Discover the variety of household uses for minerals, including entertainment, travel, communications, and more by exploring this site.

Plant/Crop-Based Renewable Resources 2020, by US Dept. of Energy
For an in-depth look at the past and future uses as well as new initiatives for plant/crop-based renewable resources, visit this site.

Biobased Chemicals and Materials, by Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN)
Visit this web site to explore the basics of products, applications, and technology generated by biomass resources.

Renewable Bioproducts, by Office of Industrial Technology, EREN
You will find a basic list of products made from renewable energy sources at this site. It offers information on current use of plant resources for industrial products, and cost comparisons for hydrocarbons vs. plants.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

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