Mineral Resources, Soil & Water
- Coal (7)
- Petroleum (11)
- Metals (5)
- Conflict Minerals (6)
- Sediment and Soil (23)
- Mercury (13)
- Stone (16)
- Water (17)
- Salt (9)
Where Rock Materials Come From
Where stone, gravel, clay and other basic natural substances originate before you find them in the store.
The Seven Fossil Fuels
A photo essay of the major fossil fuels.
Some natural minerals have a special role in this industry.
Asbestos, an Introduction
A look at this mineral product, which has gone from champ to chump in the 20th century.
The Geology of Bricks
Brickmaking transforms low-strength mud into artificial stone.
Cement and Concrete
Cement is an artificial stone--or maybe lava.
About Geothermal Energy
Geothermal energy exploits the Earth's heat budget.
Coso Geothermal Field, California
The Coso geothermal field is a major producer of geothermal electricity.
Geothermal Energy in Google Earth
Google has deployed an up-to-date map of the geothermal energy potential of the United States created by scientists at Southern Methodist University.
Geology of Helium
The gas in your party balloons is a genuine Earth product.
Phosphate in a Nutshell
This underappreciated substance is more important than you know.
About the Rare Earth Elements
The rare earths have emerged as a strategic resource. Here's more about them.
The Nevada Silver Rush
In the Nevada silver rush, treasure lay right at your feet in supergene enrichments of horn silver.
Uranium in a Nutshell
Why uranium is where it is.
A major data repository of ore deposits around the world, made available to the research community.
Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
28,000 terms from the Alaskan Interagency Minerals Coordinating Group, easy to search and navigate, presented by EduMine. There are other mining glossaries, but why bother?
Mining History Association
A group dedicated to the metal and coal industries in North America and their crucial role in New World history.
Introduction to Geology and Hard Rock Mining
Aimed at lawyers, this long illustrated page by Willard Lacy is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.