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By Shane Lasley
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Geopolitics trump geology in Fairbanks

With state's potential well-established, 2012 Alaska Strategic and Critical Minerals Summit speakers focus on foreign reliance


Last updated 12/30/2012 at Noon

FAIRBANKS - In contrast to the geology, geochemistry and geophysics that dominates discussions at most mining conventions, geopolitics grabbed the limelight at the 2012 Alaska Strategic and Critical Minerals Summit held in Fairbanks Nov. 30.

"Countries that control a given element have a way to leverage businesses to come to those countries. They have a way of demanding there are technology tr...

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