This book presents structural and locational changes along with the complexity of the mineral industry in the global economy. It discusses the geopolitics of offshore petroleum development and aims to combine policy issues with analytical research findings.
Introduction Part One: International Development of Mineral Resources 1. The Economic, Geopolitical, and Business Roots of a Global Minerals Industry: An Analysis of a National Economic and Industrial Debate 2. Conflicting Goals of Mining Companies and Host Governments 3. Geopolitics of Offshore Petroleum 4. Shifting Patterns of Supply and Demand in the World Copper Industry Part Two: Perspectives on National Mineral Development 5. The Steel Import Problem in the United States: Causes and Cure 6. Soviet Ferro-Ore Policies and Trends 7. Regional Trends in Coal Use for Electricity Generation: Implications for the United States and United Kingdom 8. Recent Trends in Marketing and Shipment of Mineral Concentrates in the Western United States 9. Silver Prices and Market Speculation Part Three: Mineral Development and the Local Area 10. Land Status–A Spatial Variable in Mineral Acquisition and Development 11. Time Exposures: The Evolving Landscape of an Arizona Copper-Mining District 12. A Case Study of Risks in Developing Domestic Mineral Properties 13. Geomorphic Response to Mining Disturbance 14. Environmental and Socioeconomic Constraints: The Case of Oil Shale Development in the Green River Formation Part Four: The Future of the Mineral Industry 15. The Mineral Industry's Future