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By Shane Lasley
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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

PGE, PGM, Platinum group metals exploration, critical minerals Alaska

U.S. Geological Survey

Prepared by USGS, in cooperation with Alaska DGGS, this map shows the potential for platinum group elements associated with mafic to ultramafic intrusive rocks in Alaska.

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...

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