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By Shane Lasley
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35 minerals critical to the United States

Aluminum to zirconium, list includes minerals deemed vital to national, economic security; Alaska is prospective for most North of 60 Mining News – June 1, 2018

 

Last updated 9/25/2020 at 5:01am

Battery green critical minerals electric vehicles

A Tesla Roadster owned by Elon Musk parked at the SpaceX facility in 2010. At least 12 of the commodities on the USGS critical minerals list go into making electric cars.

In a report published in December, the United States Geological Survey defined critical minerals as non-fuel minerals or mineral materials essential to the economic and national security of the United States; vulnerable to supply chain disruptions; and serve an essential function in the manufacturing of a product, the absence of which would have significant consequences for the U.S. economy or...



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