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"To maintain our standard of living, each person in the United States requires over 40,641 pounds of minerals each year:
- 10,525 lb. of stone
- 7.501 lb. of sand and gravel
- 656 lb. of cement
- 160 lb. of clays
- 347 lb. of salt
- 192 lb. phosphate
- 523 lb. of nonmetals
- 292 lb. of iron ore
- 46 lb. of aluminum
- 12 lb. of copper
- 11 lb. of lead
- 5 lb. of zinc
- 4 lb. of manganese
- 22 lb. of other metals
- 918 gallons of petroleum
- 4,517 lb. of coal
- 88,503 cu. ft. of natural gas
- 0.2 lb. uranium
Source: Minerals Information Institute"
- Do We Take Minerals For Granted? (Web Article), U.S. Geological Survey
Basic summary of the uses of minerals, future mineral supplies, and minerals and the economy
- Mineral Commodity Summaries (1996-Present) (Website), U.S. Geological Survey
Annual mineral commodity summaries for all minerals tracked by the National Minerals Information Center since 1996.
- Tracking the Global Supply of Critical Materials (Webinar), American Geosciences Institute
2018 webinar detailing efforts from the U.S. and European Union to monitor the global production, trade, and usage of critical raw materials; identify and quantify vulnerabilities in supply; and support co-operation on production, recycling, and substitution of key mineral resources.
- Underpinning Innovation: The Science and Supply of America's Critical Minerals and Materials (Webinar), American Geosciences Institute
2016 webinar addressing efforts being taken on the federal level to ensure a steady supply of critical minerals and materials.