Wilkins, Aleeza M.

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U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program—Mineral resource science supporting informed decisionmaking

Explains the goals of this scientific research program and the methods by which USGS carries out this research.

A world of minerals in your mobile device

Mobile phones and other high-technology communications devices could not exist without mineral commodities. More than one-half of all components in a mobile device—including its electronics, display, battery, speakers, and more—are made from mined and