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.