International Geoscience Collaboration to Support Critical Mineral Discovery

Fact Sheet 2020-3035
Prepared in collaboration with Geoscience Australia and the Geological Survey of Canada
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Abstract

The importance of critical minerals and the need to expand and diversify critical mineral supply chains has been endorsed by the Federal governments of Australia, Canada, and the United States. The geoscience organizations of Geoscience Australia, the Geological Survey of Canada and the U.S. Geological Survey have created the Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative to build a diversified critical minerals industry in Australia, Canada, and the United States by developing a better understanding of known critical mineral resources, determining geologic controls on critical mineral distribution for deposits currently producing byproducts, identifying new sources of supply through critical mineral potential mapping and quantitative mineral assessments, and promoting critical mineral discovery in all three countries.

Suggested Citation

Kelley, K.D., 2020, International geoscience collaboration to support critical mineral discovery: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3035, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203035.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Table of Contents

  • Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative (CMMI) to address Natural Resources Scarcity and Increase Reliable Supplies
  • What Are Critical Minerals, and Why Are They Important?
  • Primary Uses of Critical Minerals
  • Global Digital Database
  • What Will be Gained Through Collaboration?
  • Mineral Systems Approach
  • Progress
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title International geoscience collaboration to support critical mineral discovery
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3035
DOI 10.3133/fs20203035
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country Australia, Canada, United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
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