May be of interest in your library: 

The June and July Metal Industry Indicators Summary Report was just released today: 

"The Metal Industry Indicators summary report with indexes for July and August is scheduled for release on the World Wide Web at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, September 16, 2016."

Metal Industry Indicators: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mii/

For those of you that missed the live Facebook event for USGS Minerals, please refer to the recording available at: https://www.facebook.com/USGeologicalSurvey/

For those of you interested in Mineral Resources seminars, please refer to the slides presented for information nuggets : 

-- example archived presentations: 


Strategic and Critical Minerals [0.7 MB, .PPTX]

David Pineault, of the Defense Logistics Agency, presents an eye-opening look at the importance of select minerals in the defense industrial base and how these critical and strategic assets are analyzed. From source materials to system platforms, this in-depth seminar shares the importance of minerals from the perspective of the Department of Defense.

The World of Silver [13.1 MB, .PPTX]

Miguel Perez-Santalla, of Heraeus, shares his research into the applications and supply-demand balance of one of the most visible minerals in the world, silver. From photovoltaics and electronics to coins and jewelry, we learn how silver is everywhere.

Mapping and Forecasting Global Material Cycles [14.9 MB, .PPTX]

Daniel Muller, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, provides his expertise on the key drivers and trends for global material cycles. The dimensions of analysis for moving materials from the ground into use and incentives for recycling and clean energy are key parts to his presentation on understanding the many factors that influence population growth, urbanization, and industrialization.

Mining and Poverty [2.0 MB, .PPTX]

Keith Slack, of OxFam America, challenges the conventional understanding of mining opportunities across the world by expanding knowledge on the way that oil, gas, and mining projects are designed to respects the rights of all people and contribute to the reduction of long-term poverty.

Mining the Panama Papers [15.0 MB, .PPTX]

Kevin Hall, of McClatchy DC, and Will Fitzgibbon, of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, explore the bounds of the Panama Papers in looking at extractive industries involved in one of the largest data leaks in modern history. Connecting the lines from mineral end users and their respective applications to the countries that act as tax havens for corporations, this seminar will raise more questions than it answers.

Mineral Processing Plant Design [31.9 MB, .PPTX]

Aaron Noble, of West Virginia University, provides a walkthrough of mineral processing plant design, explains the role of fundamental science and research in mineral processing, and provides examples of how current research is changing traditional design paradigms.

Cuban Economy, Policy, and Mineral Sector Development [1.0 MB, .PPTX]

Jorge Pinon, of the University of Texas at Austin, illuminates the potential market of the Cuban minerals industry and the economy’s applications of mineral end use applications.

Steelmaking Raw Materials [5.0 MB, .PPT]

Dr. Joseph Poveromo, of Raw Materials Ironmaking Global Consulting, details the world’s largest non-fuel mineral resources, iron ore and its subsequent steel production, giving a fresh look into one of the world’s oldest metals and how technology has changed the game.

The Rise of Battery Megafactories [9.0 MB, .PPTX]

Andrew Miller, of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, prominently displays the implications for raw material sourcing and sustainability in one of the fastest growing applications of the energy industry, the battery.

Oil Booms and Business Busts [2.7 MB, .PPTX]

Nimah Mazaheri, of Tufts University, shares his findings from his new book, Oil Booms and Business Busts, to explain how resource wealth is actually hurting entrepreneurs in the developing world.


Enjoy the day,

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