Challenges to global mineral resource security and options for future supply

  title={Challenges to global mineral resource security and options for future supply},
  author={P. Lusty and A. G. Gunn},
  • P. Lusty, A. G. Gunn
  • Published 2014
  • Geology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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