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By Shane Lasley
Data Mine North 

Critical minerals are not set in stone

Critical Minerals Alliances 2022 - September 12, 2022


Last updated 9/15/2022 at 3:33pm

Wooden tiles with each of the elements on the periodic table.


The 2022 USGS critical minerals list includes 50 minerals and metals vital to the economic wellbeing and security of the US.

Supply, demand, and risks to the US supply chain define criticality

Metaphorically speaking, critical minerals are not set in stone. Instead, the criticality of these basic building blocks of modern society shifts with the demands for any given mineral, the ability of the mining sector to keep pace with that demand, and the geopolitics of where that supply comes from.

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