Fiber-optics, solar drive germanium demand
Vital optics metal already a byproduct of mining Red Dog zinc
Last updated 6/22/2020 at 11:03am
In addition to being a past producer and a future source of most of the 35 minerals and metals considered critical to the United States, Alaska currently contributes a globally significant amount of one of these vital metals – germanium.
While not a widely known metal, germanium has optical qualities that make it an important ingredient in fiber-optics, infrared optics, electronics and solar...