Why Mining Is Needed
Look Around... Everything is Made From Something
An average American house requires many natural resources. The chart below from the Mineral Education Coalition illustrates the many resources required to build a home.
The Quantity of Minerals Needed for
Each Person in the United States Every Year.
Every year the Mineral Education Coalition releases a few other very helpful infographics to help you understand why quarries are needed and how you use them in your lifetime.
The following infographic illustrates the estimated amount of minerals, metals and fuels that every American child born will need over their lifetime. In 2022 the average American baby is estimated to need 3.02 million pounds of minerals, metals, and fuels in their lifetime.
The following infographic illustrates the quantity of minerals needed for each person in the United States every year. In order to make the things we use daily, 39,431 pounds of new minerals are needed per year, per person.