The Applied Mineralogy Group (AMG), a special interest group of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, hosted the Third International Critical Metals Meeting in Edinburgh in May 2019. The objective of the meeting was to bring academic, geological survey, non-governmental organisations and industry stakeholders together to discuss the challenges presented by the risk of supply interruption, the changing nature of criticality and of course, the mineralogy of ore deposits. Following in the tradition of the meeting (e.g. Chakmouradian et al., 2015), we have compiled a thematic set of publications addressing critical metal mineralogy, ore genesis, and...

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