On November 13, 2019, experts gathered in Washington D.C. to discuss the important topic of minerals in this event from RealClearPolitics and NMA.
Minerals are the foundation of our technology, defense, energy and manufacturing supply chains, but the industry’s importance is often overlooked by consumers who take for granted that certain materials will always be available in abundant supply. The minerals mining industry supports 1.2 million domestic jobs and impacts Americans’ daily lives in ways many people may not realize. The raw materials from U.S. mines are critical to advanced technologies and countless other essential industries. As demand increases for the minerals that help power our increasingly tech-heavy world, access to those natural resources must grow along with it.