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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Vast critical minerals

REE, graphite deposits found at opposite ends of Alaska may close strategic gap


Last updated 5/31/2015 at Noon

With a significant deposit of heavy rare earths in the Southeast, the largest domestic graphite deposit in the Northwest, and vast potential in the 1,300-mile expanse between the two, Alaska is a viable alternative to importing many of the strategic and critical minerals vital to national security, green energy and modern technology.

"The State of Alaska is blessed with vast mineral potential...

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