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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Alaska geologists unearth rare earths

DGGS conducts strategic survey of state's REE potential; finds critical metals in streams draining Interior Alaska's Ruby Terrane


Last updated 7/29/2012 at Noon

Putting Alaska on the map as a domestic source of rare earth elements and other strategic and critical minerals is a priority of Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell. During the 2012 budget cycle, Alaska lawmakers approved US$498,000 proposed by the administration to begin a statewide REE evaluation. This year's budget includes US$2.7 million for a three-year project to continue this initiative.

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