User Profile

Name: USGS (minerals information)
Member Since: May 1st, 2007
Member Name: USGS.minerals

The USGS Minerals Information Team’s mission 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. Examples of mineral materials are cement and steel.

The Team’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.

The public and private sectors rely on USGS minerals information to understand better the use of materials and the ultimate disposition of materials in the economy to use national resources efficiently, and to forecast future supply and demand for minerals. Domestic and international minerals information is used in the analysis of policies, in formulating plans to deal with shortages and interruptions in supplies of minerals, and in the development of strategies to maintain a competitive position in the global economy.

The USGS Minerals Information Team also conducts analyses of and develops information on minerals-related issues, including minerals conservation, sustainability, materials flow, availability, and the economic health of the U.S. minerals industry.

USGS minerals information website

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