Global nonfuel mineral exploration trends 2001-2015
Mining Engineering, 2017, Vol. 69, No. 4, pp. 30-30
Karl, Nick; Wilburn, David
The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Minerals Information Center (NMIC) is to collect, analyze and disseminate information on the domestic and international supply of and demand for minerals and mineral materials essential to the U.S. economy and national security. Understanding mineral exploration activities and trends assists government policy makers, minerals industry decision makers and research entities in identifying where future sources of mineral supply are likely to be discovered, the amount and type of these resources and factors that may affect exploration and development.
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