Gold An important metal for thousands of years - uses, prospecting, mining, production.
||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.
Gold Prospecting in the US The history, geography and geology of gold prospecting by USGS.
|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.
||Uses of Nickel
Nickel is a metal used to make stainless steel and alloys that are hard and heat resistant.
||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.
||Uses of Silver
Uses of Silver Most people think of jewelry and coins, but the uses of silver are primary industrial.
||Uses of Lead
Uses of Lead The soft metal that has been used by humans for more than 5000 years.
||Uses of Gold
Gold has many properties that make it extremely well-suited for a diversity of industrial uses.
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.