Challenges to global mineral resource security and options for future supply

  title={Challenges to global mineral resource security and options for future supply},
  author={Paul A. J. Lusty and Andrew Gunn},
Abstract Minerals are vital to support economic growth and the functioning of modern society. Demand for minerals is increasing as global population expands and minerals are used in a greater range of applications, particularly associated with the deployment of new technologies. While concerns about future mineral scarcity have been expressed, these are generally unfounded and based on over-simplistic analysis. This paper considers recent debate around security of mineral supply and technical… 

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