Rocks and Minerals
USGS - Find information about mineral resources mined in your region. See how mining and extraction have changed over time in the United States and beyond, and how minerals are used today.
A comprehensive and in-depth database of minerals, including pictures, chemical formulas, animations of atomic structure, listings of physical and chemical properties of minerals, and links to other sites with mineral data.
Common Minerals and Their Uses
Mineral Information Institute - A list of the most commonly used minerals, from aluminum to zirconium, including pictures.
Project Gutenberg - A web version of Agricola's 1550 classic book on mining.
News & Events
Mineral in Mars 'Berries' Adds to Water Story
Minerals are the key to deep earthquakes
News from around the world of science.
Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States
National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education