Is Mining Rare Minerals on the Moon Vital to National ... The seemingly barren moon may actually be a treasure-trove of priceless resources: a potentially bountiful, mineral-rich – yet untapped – cosmic quarry. Minerals in Nevada – Nevada Mining Association Minerals produced in Nevada and their uses For more than 150 years, Nevada mining has produced minerals that are key to an innovative and advanced society. Today, more than 20 minerals are mined in the Silver State. Rare-earth minerals found in Japan in a 'semi-infinite ... Scientists found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan. It could be a huge boon to the country's economy. Because China has tightly controlled the world's supply of these ...    Read More