Photos from: Alaska's minerals – a national imperative



Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski at Alaska’s Minerals summit in Fairbanks.Rock sample with gold chalcopyrite and green copper oxidation.Red Dog zinc mine camp and processing plant buildings reflect off a pond.Piles of praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.Map showing many critical mineral deposits and occurrences found across Alaska.

Peggy Greb, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Nearly all 50 of the minerals and metals critical to the U.S. are found in Alaska, including the suite of rare earth elements. Clockwise from top center: praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.



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