Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys News
Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 11:16 AM PST
Rare earth elements and the supply and demand of these resources have been major news items. The global mining industry has ramped up exploration for mineral deposits containing rare earth elements to meet the perceived future demand. High prices for rare earth elements continue to drive exploration. As part of our mission of evaluating the mineral resources of Alaska, DGGS is proposing to study the potential of rare earth element mineralization in Alaska. The proposed study is aligned with the other projects and programs focused on Alaska's mineral resources. The report posted below provides a brief overview of rare earth elements, their uses, current worldwide sources of production, and the need to assess the potential of rare earth element resources in Alaska.
A brief introduction and proposed study of rare earth element mineral deposit potential in Alaska.