Mineral Economics - Its Definition and Application

CIM Bulletin, 1972

W. KEITH BUCK, Director. Mineral Resources Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa

This paper defines the discipline of mineral economics. By example, it describes the application of the tools of economic analysis to mineral problems - to problems in the areas of: mineral resource analysis and forecasting, mineral industry activity from exploration to distribution and marketing, mineral commodity analysis, and mineral policy analysis and policy formulation - all in a regional, national or international context.
Keywords: analysis, Department of Energy, economics, Mineral Bulletin, ore, Ottawa, Economics, Government, mineral, Mineral economics, Mineral resources, minerals, Resources