Critical elements

Critical elements are crucial to the development of technology in modern society

We are using Museum collections to investigate the distribution of critical elements in rocks, developing strategies for the sustainable use of Earth's natural resources. Find out about our projects below.

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Prof Richard Herrington
Head of Earth Sciences Department
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 5BD

+44 (0)20 7942 5528

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