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USGS extends critical minerals list public comment period until January 10, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey is extending the public comment period on a draft revised list of critical minerals until January 10, 2022.  

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

Editor's note: This news release was updated December 9 to indicate the public comment period for the draft critical minerals list has been extended...

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

List includes minerals key to all sectors of economy including tech and defense 

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Minerals Corner Spring 2021

 

As Spring 2021 ends, here are a few highlights from the USGS Mineral Resources Program’s recent activities and publications. 

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US Mines Produced an Estimated $82.3 Billion in Minerals During 2020

U.S. mines produced approximately $82.3 billion in minerals in 2020— about $1.5 billion lower than the 2019 revised total of $83.7 billion—the U.S...

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Investigation of U.S. Foreign Reliance on Critical Minerals

In response to Executive Order 13953, September 2020, NMIC staff completed a review of the current state of minerals on the Critical Minerals List...

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New Methodology Identifies Mineral Commodities Whose Supply Disruption Poses the Greatest Risk to the U.S. Manufacturing Sector

Risk tool identified 23 mineral commodities whose supply poses the greatest risk, including those used in consumer electronics, renewable energy...

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US Mine Production Increasing, Estimated Value of $86.3 Billion in Minerals

2020 Report Highlights the Importance of Mining Minerals for U.S. Economy and National Security

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NMIC Seminar Series: Mining the Deep Seabed - A Viable Approach to Meeting the Critical Needs of the U.S. for Secure, Responsibly Sourced Metals

Mining the Deep Seabed - A Viable Approach to Meeting the Critical Needs of the U.S. for Secure, Responsibly Sourced Metals

Dr. John Halkyard and Hans...

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USGS Awardees of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the success of eight distinguished researchers who are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for...

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NMIC Seminar Series: Old and New Energy and Minerals - Risks, Uncertainties, and Gaps in Knowledge

Old and New Energy and Minerals - Risks, Uncertainties, and Gaps in Knowledge

Michele Michot Foss, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

Th...

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NMIC Seminar Series: Lessons for Policy and Investment from Mining for a Critical Mineral in a Conflict Zone: The Case of Alphamin Bisie Mining's Tin Project in Democratic Republic of Congo

Lessons for Policy and Investment from Mining for a Critical Mineral in a Conflict Zone: The Case of Alphamin Bisie Mining's Tin Project in Democratic...

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