Manganese: it turns iron into steel (and does so much more)

Online link http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2014/3087/
Description Explains how and where manganese resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of manganese might be found.
Originators Cannon, William F.
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014-3087