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Online Training: Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - 3. Where in the world can we obtain critical minerals?

09 June 2022
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Contributes to CPD, Online Training, Course, Virtual event
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Geological Society Events, 2022 Year of Sustainability
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This course starts at 16.30 GMT and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - Where in the world can we obtain critical minerals?

Define critical raw materials and identify key ones for the energy transition. Understand the settings in which they are found, constraints on exploration and production, and related ESG issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Define critical raw materials, and understand the economic importance and supply constraint factors driving their identification
  • Identify key critical minerals for the energy transition, including lithium, cobalt, REEs, PGMs, indium, etc.
  • Discuss the geological settings in which they are found
  • Understand constraints on their exploration and production (physical, economic, environmental and social)
  • Explore the key operational / ESG issues regarding these materials, and why these materials are critical
  • Analyse the role of geologists in alleviating some of these issues, e.g., innovation in exploration, processing efficiency


This session will be held as a lecture followed by a Q&A session with the speaker.


 Kathryn Goodenough (BGS) and Richard Herrington (Natural History Museum)


This is the 3rd course in a 10 part series. Delegates can either register for courses individually or for the whole series at a discounted rate. 

Registration for this session will close at 12.00 GMT on 8 June 2022

We offer discounts on group bookings of 5 or more, please email to enquire.

Student Registration

Previous course speakers Alison Graham and Vicky Corcoran have kindly donated a proportion of their speaker fee to fund places for students, this has enabled the society to offer a limited number of student places at a special rate. Proof of student status required when registering at this rate.


This series of events will be held virtually over Zoom at 16.30 GMT.


Please contact with any enquiries.

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Registration rates

£ 60.00
£ 80.00
£ 10.00

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