By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Earth MRI funds critical Alaska projects

$1.1 million for critical mineral mapping, geophysical surveys North of 60 Mining News – October 2, 2020

 

Last updated 10/15/2020 at 6:05pm

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The USGS Earth MRI program is focused on helping to characterize the distribution of critical minerals in the US and identify areas in which more data would improve the understanding of undiscovered critical mineral resources.

The U.S. Geological Survey and Association of American State Geologists have approved $1.1 million of funding for mapping and geological surveys aimed at gaining a better understanding of Alaska's critical minerals potential.

This funding includes $634,000 in grants to the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys for geologic mapping and geochemical analyses for an area of the We...



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