Silver, gold, molydenum, phosphate rock, gypsum, iron ore, beryllium, sulfur, mica, salt, copper, silicon, magnesium, garnet, vermiculite, palladium, platinum, potash, zinc, lead, zircon, talc, feldspar, kyanite, diatomite, soda ash, clays, boron, cadmium, selenium, lithium, and more.
Note that not all of the above are “minerals” in the strict definition, but they are all mineral commodities in the commercial sense.
actually the minerals that are commonly found are:Talc,Gypsum,Calcite,Fluorite,Apatite,Orthoclase,Quartz,Topaz,Corundum,and Diamond
Phosphate rock, bauxite, tungsten, copper, and manganese are some other mineral resources mined in the US.
Actually there is no commercial bauxite mining in the US; we are 100% dependent on imports for this primary ore of aluminum – http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/bauxite/mcs-2011-bauxi.pdf.
One US mine does produce tungsten, but it has a tiny contribution to US tungsten needs, 68% of which comes from imports and most of the rest is from recylcing.
The US has not had commercial manganese production since 1970. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/manganese/mcs-2011-manga.pdf – all our manganese is imported.
Oh, thanks for the correction!
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