USGS critical minerals review

Mining Engineering
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Abstract

The United States’ supply of critical minerals has been a concern and a source of potential strategic vulnerabilities for U.S. economic and national security interests for decades (for example, see Strategic and Critical Minerals Stockpiling Act, 1939). More recently, with the rapid increase in the types of materials being used in advanced technologies (Fortier et al. 2018a), and geopolitical events surrounding the supply of rare earth elements (Ting and Seaman, 2013), among other developments, the critical minerals issue has again achieved a high level of visibility within the U.S. government (Executive Order 13817 (2017)). 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title USGS critical minerals review
Series title Mining Engineering
Volume 71
Issue 5
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 13 p.
First page 35
Last page 47