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 this year’s celebration on the Monday of Earth Science Week.

The MEC Mineral Baby details the estimated amount of minerals, metals and fuels that an American born this year will use in their lifetime


This graphic illustrates the quantity of minerals needed for each person in the United States this year.



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

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

Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources “Minerals Make It” Video Series