Gold An important metal for thousands of years - uses, prospecting, mining, production.
Manganese The silver metallic element with a diversity of uses in steel-making and manufacturing.
||Rare Earth Elements
REEs Special metals used in cell phones, DVDs, batteries, magnets & many other products.
||Uses of Copper
Copper One of the first metals widely used by people and now used in almost every industry.
|Uses of Zinc
Zinc is the fourth most widely consumed metal after iron, aluminum, and copper.
Silver - The soft, white, native, metallic element with extreme properties and a diversity of uses.
Gold Prospecting in the US The history, geography and geology of gold prospecting by USGS.
||Uses of Nickel
Nickel is a metal used to make stainless steel and alloys that are hard and heat resistant.
|Uses of Lead
Uses of Lead The soft metal that has been used by humans for more than 5000 years.
||Uses of Silver
Uses of Silver Most people think of jewelry and coins, but the uses of silver are primary industrial.
||Geology of Rare Earths
Geology of Rare Earths They are not rare - just rarely found in minable concentrations.
Beryllium is a very light and very stiff metal that has a variety of uses critical to national security.
Chromium The metal that gives the yellow color to school buses and strength to stainless steel.
||Uses of Gold
Gold has many properties that make it extremely well-suited for a diversity of industrial uses.
Colored Glass Facts A number of metals are used to produce the beautiful colors in glass.
The Science of Fireworks Metal oxides are what produce the bright colors of fireworks.