American Resources Policy Network
Promoting the development of American mineral resources.

Using the government studies cited in American Resources’ Critical Metals Report, we attempt to reconcile conflicting mineral lists and department definitions. We believe the American Resources “Risk Pyramid” provides a reasonable window into the federal government’s approach to the United States’ mineral supply issues.

Until the U.S. Government issues a single and definitive study of critical metals issues in the context of defense and national security, the American Resource Risk Pyramid allows a composite view of the various studies that have been done, and a relative ranking of metals and minerals identified as critical and strategic.

For more information about our methodology, please refer to pages 11-12 of our Critical Metals Report.

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