The importance of minerals in our everyday lives cannot be underestimated.
The Consumer's Guide to Minerals is a
different take on them. Rather than focusing on visual and physical properties,
this book explores minerals’ myriad uses in scientific research, manufacturing,
medicine and many commercial applications some of which may even shock you.
This digital exclusive is an important reference for students of applied
science, geology and economics; practicing engineers and professional
geoscientists in government service, environment and sustainability; and those
professionals working in the minerals industry or those serving the minerals
The Consumer's Guide to
Minerals is a compilation of monthly articles from EARTH Magazine, edited
by Megan Sever and Dr. Christopher M. Keane. The Guide is a collaborative
effort between EARTH Magazine and the U.S. Geological Survey.