This book includes an assessment of the global minerals and metals industry; a review of technologies in use for exploration, mining, minerals processing, and metals extraction; and a look at research priorities. The core of the volume is a series of specific recommendations for government, industry, and the academic community, to promote partnerships that will produce a strong flow of new technologies. Special focus is given to the role of the federal government, particularly the Bureau of Mines.
Table of Contents
|1. U.S. Minerals and Metals Industry in a Changing Global Context||9-25|
|2. Supply, Demand, and Competitiveness||26-55|
|3. Role of Science and Technology in Minerals and Metals Competitveness Issues||56-78|
|4. Resources for Research and Development||79-99|
|5. Federal Role in Technology and Competitiveness||100-122|
|Appendix: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||131-134|
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