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Widely used in solder computer circuits tin is dubbed technology glueTin has been considered a critical metal since the Bronze AgeUcore Rare Metals Ray River placer REE critical minerals project Interior AlaskaTin solder soldering iron computer circuit boardUSGS DGGS Alaska tin exploration map

James Barker

Concentrates from gravity separation of placer samples collected from Ray River in Alaska returned up to 50% tin; 10% rare earths; and 0.01 to 1% tungsten, tantalum, and niobium.



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