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Rare Earth Elements
REEs Special metals used in cell phones, DVDs, batteries, magnets & many other products.
Gifts that Rock! Find something for the rockhound on your holiday shopping list.
Gold An important metal for thousands of years - uses, prospecting, mining, production.
Uses of Copper
Copper One of the first metals widely used by people and now used in almost every industry.
Titanium - The silver metal used in high performance alloys, parts, pigments and polishes.
Silver - The soft, white, native, metallic element with extreme properties and diverse uses.
Uses of Zinc
Zinc is the fourth most widely consumed metal after iron, aluminum, and copper.
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.
Gold Prospecting History, geography and geology of gold prospecting by USGS.
Manganese A silver metallic element with diverse uses in metallurgy and manufacturing.
Beryllium is a very light and very stiff metal with a variety of uses critical to national security.
Geology of Rare Earths
Geology of Rare Earths They are not rare - just rarely found in minable concentrations.
Uses of Gold
Gold has many properties that make it extremely well-suited for a diversity of industrial uses.
Uses of Silver
Uses of Silver - Most people think of jewelry and coins, but silver is an industrial metal.
Chromium The metal that gives the yellow color to school buses and strength to stainless steel.
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.
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.