There are of course lots of other elements/commodities, and I can’t mention them all. A few of those that are extracted in smaller volumes (often as byproducts) from the earth by mining are for example borate, magnesium, antimony, rutile, mineral sands, beryllium, thorium and scandium. I will focus a bit more on scandium as it seems to have a real chance at becoming a breakthrough metal in aluminium alloys in the not too distant future.
After the first part of my interview with Rick Rule generated quite a bit of attention, I’m pleased to continue with the interview in this second, and equally extensive part, in a series of no less then four parts. As Rick is one of the best speakers in the mining sector, there is no shortage of lengthy, whitty, funny and knowledgeable answers. He has set the bar pretty high, as I am planning on inviting more big names with illustrous carreers in this industry for a likewise in-depth questioning. For now, enjoy the next topics discussed by Rick Rule.