Mineral Resource of the Month Archive

Welcome to Mineral Resource of the Month, a special section of EARTH in which, each month, we review geologically significant minerals.

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2018

October: PHOSPHATE

August: TIN

June: CHROMIUM

April: SULFUR

February: TITANIUM


2017

December: ZINC

October: STRONTIUM

August: SILICON

June: FLUORSPAR


2016

January: IRON AND STEEL SLAG


2015

December: LIME

November: PUMICE & PUMICITE

October: IODINE

September: BROMINE

August: GEMSTONES

July: GOLD

June: IRON OXIDE PIGMENTS

May: GRAPHITE

March: SILVER

February: ANTIMONY

January: STRONTIUM


2014

December: MICA

November: ZEOLITES

October: VERMICULITE

September: ARSENIC

August: PEAT

July: NIOBIUM

May: SELENIUM

April: WOLLASTONITE

March: TALC

February: IRON AND STEEL


2013

December: PHOSPHATE ROCK

November: THALLIUM

October: HAFNIUM

September: LITHIUM

August: KYANITE

July: BISMUTH

June: NICKEL

May: BARITE

April: DIATOMITE

March: TELLURIUM

February: BERYLLIUM

January: VANADIUM


2012

December: SODA ASH

November: MERCURY

October: DIMENSION STONE

September: TUNGSTEN

August: HYDRAULIC CEMENT

July: ALUMINUM

June: MAGNESIUM

May: MANGANESE

April: AGGREGATES

March: CADMIUM

February: BORON

January: RHENIUM


2011

December: GARNET

November: TIN

October: POTASH

September: RARE EARTH ELEMENTS

August: GYPSUM

July: INDIUM

June: TITANIUM

May: TANTALUM

April: FELDSPAR

March: CHROMIUM

February: COPPER

January: MOLYBDENUM


2010

December: CLAY MINERALS

November: LEAD

October: SILICON

September: FLUORSPAR

August: PERLITE

July: PLATINUM GROUP METALS

June: SULFUR

May: GERMANIUM

April: SALT

March: CESIUM

February: ASBESTOS

January: IRON ORE


2009

December: DIAMOND

November: ZINC

October: GALLIUM

September: COBALT

August: FERROUS SLAG

June: PUMICE AND PUMICITE

May: THORIUM

April: BROMINE

March: IODINE

February: LIME

January: GOLD


2008

December: IRON OXIDE PIGMENTS

November: CULTURED QUARTZ CRYSTAL

October: GRAPHITE

September: ANTIMONY


For more Mineral Resource of the Month stories, visit the Geotimes archive: http://www.geotimes.org/archives2/search_section.html#Resources