From: Hal Quinn, National Mining Association
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: 2014 Olympics: Minerals Play a Vital Role
Date: Fri Feb 21 19:09:48 MST 2014
Minerals Make Life is a National Mining Association Initiative
Minerals Make Life

FEBRUARY 21, 2014

Dear Dean,

We all know that U.S. minerals mining is crucial to jobs and the economy, but did you know they also play a valuable role in making the Olympics possible; in fact the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi include nearly every element on the Periodic Table.

Here is our newest infographic, "Going for the Gold," which highlights the use of gold in Olympic medals.

You can learn even more about minerals on our blog

Best regards, 

Hal Quinn


Minerals Make Careers


Our new Career Dayvideo highlights the importance of minerals to national security. The U.S. Department of Defense uses nearly 750,000 tons of minerals every year in jet engines, night vision goggles, armored vehicles and other technologies that protect our nation. 

Minerals Drive the Auto Industry

My article in Supply & Demand Chain Executive discusses the importance and need for a steady supply of domestic minerals to the automotive industry.

National Mining Association
101 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite 500 East
Washington, D.C. 20001