Technological insurance against shortages in minerals and metals.

@article{Kirby1976TechnologicalIA,
  title={Technological insurance against shortages in minerals and metals.},
  author={Richard C. Kirby and A S Prokopovitsh},
  journal={Science},
  year={1976},
  volume={191 4228},
  pages={
          713-9
        }
}
new methods and tools to add to those already at hand should put off the day of "doing without" for many years. The possibility of resource exhaustion, especially in view of the long and increasing lead time needed to carry out basic field and laboratory studies in geology, geophysics, and geochemistry and to synthesize and analyze the information gained from them counsels against any letting down of our guard, however (17). Research and exploration by government, academia, and industry must be… CONTINUE READING
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