Minerals Make It Happen

Virtually everything you see, touch, and use is made possible by the minerals industry.

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Meet the Minerals

Learn About Minerals Essential minerals are the building blocks of our economy and are used in energy production and storage, transportation, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, agriculture and ranching, ceramic and glass, and sports and recreation. LEARN MORE
Minerals in Everyday Life Industrial minerals are a fundamental part to our everyday lives. The mining industry supplies the necessary minerals to make modern life work. Yet most people remain unaware of just how commonly minerals are used, down to the simplest pleasures.   LEARN MORE
Why Essential Minerals We use minerals every day in just about every aspect of our lives. From our devices and energy sources, to our homes, to our food, and even our leisure time – read more about how essential minerals are used in our daily lives on EMA’s blog. LEARN MORE
$98B

Total Production

Value of production by the metal/non-metal industry

1.3M

Jobs

Number of direct and indirect jobs created by the industry

80+

Members

Numbers member companies that mine or process minerals or support the industry


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