Minerals Day


Join the Earth Science Week team in raising awareness of and appreciation for minerals and mineralogy among the general public as well as K-12 and higher education students and teachers in both formal and informal educational settings.

The American Geosciences Institute and the Mineralogical Society of America are developing materials, organizing outreach, and collaborating with geoscience partners in government agencies, professional associations, private corporations, and other groups to gear up for the 2021 celebration on October 11th.

This graphic shows examples of the 3.19 million pounds of minerals, metals, and fuels the average American will need in their lifetime



American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

Minerals Education Coalition

American Geophysical Union

U.S. Geological Survey

A close up of sphalerite (zinc sulfide)



Critical Issues: Mineral Resources

Mineralogy 4 Kids

Move Mining Next Gen (Competition)

USGS Mineral Resources Program

USGS Minerals-Related Educational Products

MSA Mineral Identification

MSA’s Teaching Mineralogy and Petrology Online

MSA Earth Science Week Resources 

AGI Webinar: Geoscience Careers in Mineral Exploration

AGI’s Be a Visiting Geoscientist: Identifying Minerals