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Mineral Resources

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This page is part of the Geology for Society publication.

Modern industry, technology and consumer products require a vast array of minerals, both abundant and rare. Their extraction and trade forms a major part of our national and global economy. As the population and demand for resources grow, innovative technologies are required to locate and extract minerals and to use them more efficiently.

Background Critical, Strategic & Rare Earth Minerals  
Mineral Resources


external linkBritish Geological Survey: Minerals UK, Centre for Sustainable Mineral Development  external linkBritish Geological Survey: European Mineral Statistics
policy documentPolicy documents and consultation responses:
GSL linkEducation Factsheets

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Critical, Strategic & Rare Earth Minerals

Critical, Strategic and Rare Earth Minerals 

external linkBGS: What makes a smart phone - Video
eventPast Meetings & Lectures

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Geoscientist ArticleGeoscientist Magazine

Rare Earth Elements

Shale Gas: Marcellus Shale

Read the 2011 Geological Society briefing note on Rare Earth Elements.

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Aimed at policy and decision-makers as well as the wider public, 'Geology for Society' outlines the importance of geology to our society.