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Vast critical minerals

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

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 on i...


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