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By Shane Lasley
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Some critical minerals are more critical

USGS risk assessment tool identifies 23 of the most vital to US Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – February 26, 2020


Last updated 7/2/2022 at 9:14am

Rare earth element dysprosium highest supply risk US Geological Survey

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Dysprosium, a rare earth element, topped the list of critical minerals most at risk to supply disruptions using USGS's new assessment methodology.

When it comes to criticality, not all critical minerals are equal. To sort out the hierarchy of these mined materials, the United States Geological Survey has developed a powerful new tool that helps identify which mineral commodities needed by America's manufacturing sector are most at risk to supply disruptions.

"This methodology is an important part of how we're meeting our goals in the Pres...

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