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Christmas, 2021

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Santa gifting some critical minerals

Santa gifting some critical minerals. These critical minerals, as determined by the United States Department of the Interior on May 18, 2018, include aluminum (bauxite), antimony, arsenic, barite, beryllium, bismuth, cesium, chromium, cobalt, fluorspar, gallium, germanium, graphite (natural), hafnium, helium, indium, lithium, magnesium, manganese, niobium, platinum group metals, potash, the rare earth elements group, rhenium, rubidium, scandium, strontium, tantalum, tellurium, tin, titanium, tungsten, uranium, vanadium, and zirconium.[1] (Santa source image from Snapshots of The Past, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.[2] Click for larger image.)


  1. A Notice by the Interior Department, Final List of Critical Minerals 2018 on 05/18/2018, Federal Register Document 83 FR 23295, pp. 23295-23296 (2 pages), Agency Document Number 2018-10667.
  2. Snapshots of The Past Flickr Website.

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