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... Government should help to facilitate activities that sustain mineral supplies-exploration for previously unknown mineral deposits, development of known but undeveloped deposits, technological innovation permitting profitable extraction of minerals from previously uneconomic deposits, and, especially, recycling. Market forces provide considerable incentives for private companies to undertake these activities, but market forces alone are not sufficient to meet all the challenges of sustainability.
From page 20...
... In the context of mineral resources and sustainability, government should play a role in promoting the basic science anct technology necessary to enhance the efficiency of mineral production. Although not a panacea, acivances in basic science and technology have the potential to replenish our mineral resources and reduce the environmental consequences of mineral extraction and processing.

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