Antimony (trioxide!) on the watch list
Published: Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Gerry Clarke discusses whether antimony is as scarce as indicated by the British Geological Survey last year and asks: Is there an opportunity to help head off a looming supply crisis?
By Gerry ClarkeIn September 2011, a British Geological
Survey (BGS) Risk List of 52 economically valuable elements put
antimony at the top, ahead of the rare earths, based on
scarcity, production concentration, reserve base distribution
and governance. This trumped an earlier June 2010 European
Commission report that bestowed critical status...