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Geological Surveys unite to improve critical mineral security

February 5, 2021

The global economy is unprepared to meet the exploding demand for critical minerals. These materials, many of which were of little economic interest until recently, are required to fuel a proliferation of technologies and industries that have become vital for social and economic well-being the world over. But supplies of critical minerals are at risk because of their natural scarcity and because of geopolitical issues and trade policies that complicate their distribution, among other factors.

Publication Year 2021
Title Geological Surveys unite to improve critical mineral security
DOI 10.1029/2021EO154252
Authors Poul Emsbo, Christopher Lawley, Karol Czarnota
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos Science News
Index ID 70226887
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center; Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center