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Historical Events in Minerals and Materials
This report provides a review of significant changes that occurred during the twentieth century in industries requiring use of metals and industrial minerals. It includes a timeline and a summary that discusses major achievements in mineral production and events that affected the U.S. mineral industry. These events are related to overall U.S. mineral consumption and years of war or recession.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-096
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'USGS Mineral Resources Program'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Minerals Information

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Joseph Gambogi
Minerals Information
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Author: David E. Morse
983 National Center
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Author: Deborah A. Kramer
983 National Center
United States Geological Survey (USGS)