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What crucial trends are driving the industry?
There are two critical issues with respect to the minerals industry; the first is that mineral resources are finite and the second is that the world population is not only increasing but also desires to improve living standards. With respect to the latter, and even civilisation, the mining of minerals is essential. Nearly 500 years ago Agricola concluded that without mining, mankind would be reduced to living in caves and rooting for berries.
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