Extraction of metals and minerals for sustainable

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Extraction of metals and minerals for sustainable
Extraction of metals and minerals for
sustainable innovations – Swedish
potential
Kaj Lax, SGU
Society and metals
Communications
Energy production
Infrastructure
Sustainability
EU - critical metals and minerals
Recycling?
Sweden – the geology
Nr of occurences
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
Sb
Be
PGMs
Cr
REE
Fluorite
Graphite
Apatite
Tungsten
Co
Sweden – the geology
• Tungsten (W)
Sweden – the geology
• Cobalt (C0)
Sweden – the geology
• Chromium (Cr)
Sweden – the geology
• Beryllium (Cr)
• Antimony (Sb)
Sweden – the geology
• Platinum and PGEs
Sweden – the geology
• REEs
Sweden – the geology
• Graphite
Sweden – the geology
• Fluorite/fluorspar
(Storuman – Tertiary Minerals fluorspar)
Sweden – the geology
• Apatite
….and we still need the ”old ones”!
Sweden – we have the geology!
…but
Sweden – we have the geology!
….and we need the metals and
minerals….
…but
…do we want the mines?

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