Journal article

The world's by-product and critical metal resources part III: A global assessment of indium

TT Werner, Gavin M Mudd, Simon M Jowitt

ORE GEOLOGY REVIEWS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017

Abstract

Indium has considerable technological and economic value to society due to its use in solar panels and liquid crystal displays for computers, television and mobile devices. Yet, without reliable estimates of known and potentially exploitable indium resources, our ability to sustainably manage the supply of this critical metal is limited. Here, we present the results of a rigorous, deposit-by-deposit assessment of the global resources of indium using a new methodology developed for the assessment of critical metals outlined in Part II of this study (Werner et al., 2017). We establish that at least 356 kt of indium are present within 1512 known mineral deposits of varying deposit types, includ..

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