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The Future of Mineral Supplies

A number of methods that may be used to extend the life span of existing reserves:

Increased Exploration
Some sites that have large mineral deposits have not been thoroughly explored ­ often in
areas where it would be expensive to exploit or are protected so…

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The use of waste mineral materials helps to reduce the demand on the reserves that are still
in the ground.

Substitution
More than one material may be suitable to do a particular job.
If a more abundant material can be used then the less abundant material can be reserved for…

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