Critical Minerals Alaska – PGEs
Alaska is prime hunting ground for platinum group elements North of 60 Mining News – May 1, 2018
Last updated 9/25/2020 at 4:39am
The six platinum group elements – platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium – are amongst the rarest metals on Earth. This scarcity, coupled with PGEs' uses in the automotive, petrochemical and electronics industries, has this group of metals firmly planted on the United States Geological Survey's critical minerals list.
"PGEs are indispensable to many industrial applicat...