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USGS report informs critical mineral policy

Summaries offer annual snapshot of US mineral supply chain Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – February 19, 2020

The United States depends on foreign countries for more than 50 percent of its supply of 31 minerals considered critical to the nation's economic wellbeing and national security, including 100 percent import-reliant for 14 of them, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020, a recent U.S. Geological Survey report.

The list of mined commodities for which the U.S. is fully reliant on foreign nati...


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