Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA-50) introduced the "Materials Essential to American Leadership and Security (METALS) Act" (H.R.1407) to ensure the U.S. has access to a sustainable and secure supply of materials to safeguard our national security on March 7.
The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology announced its 2017 Symposium will happen in October, 2017. It is billed as "a forum where professionals, students, and amateurs interested in mineralogy and economic geology can share knowledge about mineral occurrences in the northern Rocky Mountain Region." The announcement can be downloaded from this post. For more details visit: https://www.mbmg.mtech.edu.
How do geologists find mineral deposits, and what happens after the mines close? What is a critical metal, and where are the deepest mines on earth? Find out how we mine and process minerals above and below ground in our mining fact sheet.
The minerals industry appreciates that whereas it mines and processes minerals to maintain and advance our standard of living, it must do so in a manner that protects the Earth and its environs so that the generations to come are not adversely impacted and can enjoy its bounties.