Suggested mineral information websites

  U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program. Mineral commodity production statistics for the past several years and links to related sites.

  Minerals Education Coalition. Excellent site geared for teacher's use. Information about the benefits and uses of minerals.

  National Mining Association. You can download free mineral education resources guide.

  Contains hands on classroom activities.

  Smithsonian "Rocks Gallery" that provides educational materials on geology, minerals, and mining.

  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Land Survey has an online catalog of publications and links to related sites.