The Encyclopedia of Mineralogy Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences 1981 4B:258-270
This encyclopedia article gives a brief and general discussion of the development of the mineral industry to its present state and its role in the national economy. Selected mineral data, with an accompanying textual discussion on reserves, production, import reliance, and consumption are provided.
The Encyclopedia of Mineralogy, Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences, V. 4B, 1981, PP. 258-270