Geology and Resource Potential of Strategic Minerals in Colorado

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Colorado has huge resources of certain undeveloped strategic minerals that could supply significant percentages, if not all, of our national requirements for those commodities. Columbium, titanium, and aluminum mineral resources fall into this category. Their development however, is dependent on one or more of several economic factors including availability of relatively cheap imports, technologic breakthrough in improved beneficiation and recovery, government subsidy, availability of large amounts of venture capital, and, in the case of aluminum from dawsonite, on large-scale development of oil shale in areas containing the saline minerals.

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