As a result there is increasing global concern over the long-term availability of secure and adequate supplies of the metals needed by society
Critical metals, which are those of growing economic importance that might be susceptible to future scarcity, are a particular worry
For many of these we have little information on how they are concentrated in the Earth s crust, how to extract them from their ores, and how to use, recycle and dispose of them effectively and safely
It is aimed at a broad non-specialist audience, including professionals and academics working in the exploration and mining sectors, in mining finance and investment, and in mineral processing and manufacturing
It will also be a valuable reference for policy makers concerned with resource management, land-use planning, eco-efficiency, recycling and related fields.
Published with the British Geological Survey, the Critical Metals Handbook brings together a wealth of knowledge on critical metals and provides a foundation for improving the future security and sustainability of critical metal supplies
Written by international experts, it provides a unique source of authoritative information on diverse aspects of the critical metals, including geology, deposits, processing, applications, recycling, environmental issues and markets