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EU names 14 critical minerals

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 17 June 2010

Rare earths, graphite and fluorspar among minerals deemed a supply risk

A report released today revealed 14 “critical mineral raw materials” that the European Commission considers a supply risk for EU economies, including rare earths, graphite and fluorspar.

A group of experts chaired by the Commission reviewed 41 minerals, finding 14 for which supply insecurity and economic impact were significantly high...

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