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A World of Minerals in Your Mobile Device!

thumbnail of publication page showing text and photos of students doing fieldwork More than half of all components in a mobile device—including its electronics, display, battery, speakers, and more—are made from mined and semiprocessed materials (mineral commodities). Our new fact sheet, A World of Minerals in Your Mobile Device, engages students by showing them which minerals are used in different parts of a mobile device and where those minerals come from.

Find more classroom-friendly information about minerals by exploring our Mineral Facts and FAQs and our collection of Mineral Commodity Fact Sheets.

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