And so far, Australia and South Africa are the only suppliers to the U.S.
The problem? They mined a lot less of it in 2016 than they did in 2015 — 8.6% less to be exact. That’s not good news for U.S. manufacturers or the military, which relies on manganese for off-grid power in forward and remote positions. We’ll mine our sources for investing opportunities in this and other strategic minerals. Learn more.