Ten materials, including cobalt, lithium, graphite, and rare earths, are deemed critical by all three.
How rare is gold? This set of 3D visualizations show the world's gold in bullion bars.
One of the last frontiers, moon mining could potentially provide a human colony with important resources such as water, helium-3, rare earth elements, and other substances.
Aluminum (or aluminium) is the world's most common metal by crustal abundance, making up 8.2% of mass. Aluminum was not isolated all the way until 1827.
The highest and lowest places on Earth are put into perspective in this visualization. How deep are the world's deepest mines and drill holes?
The vast majority of diamonds (98.1%) are classified as Type 1 and have nitrogen as an impurity. The rest are classified as Type 2, and these...
The History of Metals We have documented the history if individual metals before and we have also visualized their annual production. However, we have not seen...