Mineral Resource Development: Geopolitics, Economics, And Policy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Mineral Resource Development

Geopolitics, Economics, And Policy, 1st Edition

By Harley E Johansen


392 pages

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 One of the most significant resource-development and industrial-policy issues facing the United States today is the continued decline of domestic production and processing of metallic minerals and the associated dependence on foreign supplies for our needs. Domestic mining and processing industries have suffered from various economic problems and

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- International Development of Mineral Resources -- The Economic, Geopolitical, and Business Roots of a Global Minerals Industry: An Analysis of a National Economic and Industrial Debate -- Conflicting Goals of Mining Companies and Host Governments -- Geopolitics of Offshore Petroleum -- Shifting Patterns of Supply and Demand in the World Copper Industry -- Perspectives on National Mineral Development -- The Steel Import Problem in the United States: Causes and Cure -- Soviet Ferro-Ore Policies and Trends -- Regional Trends in Coal Use for Electricity Generation: Implications for the United States and United Kingdom -- Recent Trends in Marketing and Shipment of Mineral Concentrates in the Western United States -- Silver Prices and Market Speculation -- Mineral Development and the Local Area -- Land Status—A Spatial Variable in Mineral Acquisition and Development -- Time Exposures: The Evolving Landscape of an Arizona Copper-Mining District -- A Case Study of Risks in Developing Domestic Mineral Properties -- Geomorphic Response to Mining Disturbance -- Environmental and Socioeconomic Constraints: The Case of Oil Shale Development in the Green River Formation -- The Future of the Mineral Industry -- The Mineral Industry's Future

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