About MEC

The Minerals Education Coalition’s (MEC) mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities and to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives.

Click here to learn more about the Minerals Education Coalition.

MEC Spotlights

 

SME volunteers and staff have worked long and hard with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to develop the requirements, pamphlet, badge design and other collateral materials so that Boy Scouts across the United States will be exposed to the mining industry as they earn this new merit badge. 

Click here to get involved with the Mining In Society Merit Badge!

 

 

 

MEC is proud to offer the Spanish version of our popular "Blue Marble" periodic table! The “Creación de un Universo” side of the poster describes the history and common uses of the elements. The “El Mármol Azul” side shows a color image of each element and graphic depictions of various common items and the elements they contain.  The colorful two-sided poster measures 54” x 36” and is printed on “indestructible vinyl.”

Click here to purchase the “El Mármol Azul” poster. 

 

Partner of the Month

Periodic Table Of The Elements

Click an element for more information about occurrence in minerals.

                                         
     
1
H
                                2
He
3
Li
4
Be
                    5
B
6
C
7
N
8
O
9
F
10
Ne
11
Na
12
Mg
                    13
Al
14
Si
15
P
16
S
17
Cl
18
Ar
 
19
K
20
Ca
21
Sc
22
Ti
23
V
24
Cr
25
Mn
26
Fe
27
Co
28
Ni
29
Cu
30
Zn
31
Ga
32
Ge
33
As
34
Se
35
Br
36
Kr
37
Rb
38
Sr
39
Y
40
Zr
41
Nb
42
Mo
43
Tc
44
Ru
45
Rh
46
Pd
47
Ag
48
Cd
49
In
50
Sn
51
Sb
52
Te
53
I
54
Xe
55
Cs
56
Ba
57
La*
72
Hf
73
Ta
74
W
75
Re
76
Os
77
Ir
78
Pt
79
Au
80
Hg
81
Tl
82
Pb
83
Bi
84
Po
85
At
86
Rn
87
Fr
88
Ra
89
Ac~
104
Rf
105
Db
106
Sg
107
Bh
108
Hs
109
Mt
110
Uun
111
Uuu
112
Uub
113
Uut
114
Uuq
                         

 

         
* Lanthanide Series 58
Ce
59
Pr
60
Nd
61
Pm
62
Sm
63
Eu
64
Gd
65
Tb
66
Dy
67
Ho
68
Er
69
Tm
 
70
Yb
71
Lu
   
~ Actinide 
Series
90
Th
91
Pa
92
U
93
Np
94
Pu
95
Am
96
Cm
97
Bk
98
Cf
99
Es
100
Fm
101
Md
102
No
103
Lr