We live in a mineral-based world. It has been said that “if you can’t grow it, you have to mine it”. Indeed, virtually everything we use on a daily basis is manufactured from the Earth’s mineral resources. Mineral raw materials provide us with our basic needs – energy, infrastructure, transportation, technology and more.
In EGS this topic is dealt with in the Mineral Resources Expert Group.
A number of European and regional projects have been carried out during the last decades in order to address mineral resources related issues. GeoERA substantially increased the knowledge about Mineral Resources.