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This map layer includes refractory, abrasive, and other industrial minerals operations in the United States. The data represent commodities covered by the Minerals Information Team (MIT) of the U.S. Geological Survey, and the operations are those considered active in 2003 and surveyed by the MIT. This is a revised version of the June 2004 map layer.
The following topics are currently covered by the MineralCommodity Summaries: domestic production and uses; U.S. salientstatistics; recycling; import sources; tariff; depletionallowance; government stockpile; events, trends, and issues;world production, reserves, and reserve base; world resources;and substitutes.
This data set includes mineral and metal operations in the United States. The data represent commodities monitored by the National Minerals Information Center of the USGS, and the operations included are those considered active in 2003 and surveyed by the MIT. Additional mineral and metal operations information can be obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center web page at: <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/>
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...
The mission of the USGS National Minerals Information Center (formerly the Minerals Information Team) is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the domestic and international supply of and demand for minerals and mineral materials essential to the U.S. economy and national security. About 90 mineral commodities are covered.The Center's goal is to provide decision makers with the information required to ensure that the Nation has an adequate and dependable supply of minerals and materials to meet its defense and economic needs at acceptable costs related to environment, energy, and economics. In addition to special data releases available through ScienceBase, annual and monthly or quarterly statistical...
The Mineral Industry Surveys series reports commodityproduction, consumption, stocks, and trade information. Reportsmay also contain price information or report on industrydevelopments.