U.S. Minerals Critical to Innovation

By March 13, 2014General

Did you know that copper is a critical component in wind turbines and the wiring of solar panels? Or that platinum—used in more than 20 percent of all manufactured goods—is found in personal computers, flat-screen TVs and lifesaving medical devices?

With more than $6.2 trillion worth of minerals in the U.S., further development of these critical resources could help meet manufacturer needs and bolster the economy. Stable access to domestic minerals is imperative for continuing U.S. technological advancement and innovation, and keeping manufacturers globally competitive.

The establishment of stable domestic mineral supply chains not only means that American resources are supporting American jobs, but also that manufacturers will enjoy reduced delivery time and costs and have better insight into their production timelines.

Click here to watch a video on the minerals mining industry’s commitment to innovation.

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