Australia and US sign Critical Minerals Research Agreement

  • Nov 19, 2019 AEDT
  • Team Kalkine

Australia's minerals agency, GeoScience Australia and its US counterpart, United States Geological Survey (USGS) have inked a formal critical minerals research agreement to jointly develop both nations’ critical mineral assets.

The research agreement will:

  • Focus on quantifying the worldwide supply potential of critical minerals like rare earths.
  • Prioritise developing big data to understand demand and supply scenarios for improving the critical minerals pipeline.
  • Lessen the nations’ vulnerability to supply disruptions of critical minerals.
  • Weaken China's grip on critical minerals essential for modern technologies.


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