U.S. quest for minerals leads to a remote nation surrounded by adversaries

Trucks move ore at an open-pit copper and gold mine in the south Gobi Desert of Mongolia. | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

By Sara Schonhardt

08/01/2023 04:30 AM EDTA global charm offensive to secure the key minerals needed to replace fossil fuels has drawn U.S. diplomats to a country surrounded by America’s leading adversaries.Mongolia — nicknamed “Minegolia” by some academics due to its abundant reserves of copper, gold and coal — hosted a handful of American officials on a mission in June to ease the United States’ dependence on China for the natural resources at the heart of several clean energy technologies.The […]

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