International Geoscience Collaboration to Support Critical Mineral Discovery
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.
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
- References Cited
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||International geoscience collaboration to support critical mineral discovery|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center|
|Country||Australia, Canada, United States|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|