This infographic breaks down $90.4 billion in non-fuel mineral production by state.
Despite being the world's biggest carbon polluter, China is also the largest producer of most of the world's critical minerals for the green revolution.
Smartphones can contain ~80% of the stable elements on the periodic table. This graphic details the critical metals you carry in your pocket.
Rare earth metals are critical to several modern technologies. See how rare earth production has changed over time in this chart.
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.