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Uses of Gold
The Many Uses of Gold: Learn how the unique properties of gold make it extremely suited for a large number of industrial uses.
Uses of Copper
Uses of copper
Copper: One of the first metals widely used by people and now used in almost every industry.
Rare Earth Magnets
Cheaper greener magnets
Making Rare Earth Magnets: A new process to make magnets cheaper and greener.
Uses of Zinc
Uses of zinc
Zinc is the fourth most widely consumed metal after iron, aluminum, and copper.
"We learn geology the morning after the earthquake."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gold Prospecting
Gold prospecting
Gold Prospecting in the US: The history, geography and geology of gold prospecting by USGS.
Rare Earth Elements
Rare Earth Elements
REEs: Special metals used in cell phones, DVDs, batteries, magnets & many other products.
Indium: The metal used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
Colored Glass
Minerals make the color in colored glass
Colored Glass Facts: A number of metals are used to produce the beautiful colors in stained and colored glass.
"Oil is found in the minds of men."
Wallace Pratt
Chromium: The metal that gives the yellow color to school buses and strength to stainless steel.
Beryllium is a very light and very stiff metal that has a variety of uses critical to national security.
REE's Future
Laura Lewis
The Future of Rare Earths: How REE supplies might affect the future of engineering.
Geology of Rare Earths
Rare earth elements geology
Geology of Rare Earths: They are not rare - just rarely found in minable concentrations.
Videos: Panning Gold
how to pan for gold
How to Pan for Gold: Learn about panning by watching four experienced panners.
"The present is the key to the past."
Charles Lyell
Gold: An important metal for thousands of years - uses, prospecting, mining, production.
Uses of Nickel
Nickel is a metal used to make stainless steel and alloys that are hard and heat resistant.
Uses of Silver
uses of silver
Uses of Silver: Most people think of jewelry and coins, but silver's primary use is industrial.
Uses of Lead
Uses of Lead
Uses of Lead: The soft metal that has been used by humans for more than 5000 years.
Rare Earth Mine
Rare earth mine
Developing a Rare Earth Mine: Launching a rare earth mine - from exploration to closure.
"The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks."
Herbert Harold Read

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