The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews themineral industry of the United States and foreign countries. Itcontains statistical data on materials and minerals and includesinformation on economic and technical trends and developments.The yearbook is published in three volumes: Volume I, Metalsand Minerals; Volume II, Area Reports, Domestic; and Volume III,Area Reports, International.Volume I metal and minerals chapters contain an untitledintroduction, a statement on domestic data coverage, and anoutlook section. Optional topics are: legislative andgovernment programs, production, environment, consumption,stocks, transportation, prices, foreign trade, world reviewincluding individual country summaries if significant eventsoccur, current research and technology, references, and sourcesof information.Volume II State chapters contain State mineral production andrankings, significant industry events, and State legislation,and a State mineral- producing locality map. A statisticalsummary chapter and a directory of State Geologists and Stateminerals information personnel are also included in Volume II.Volume III country chapters contain an untitled introduction andsections on government policies and programs, environmentalissues, trade and production data, industry structure andownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructures, and asummary outlook. Volume III also includes commodity reviews bymetals, industrial minerals, and mineral fuels, and reserves.