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By Shane Lasley
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Earth MRI for Alaska critical minerals

USGS investing $6.75M for Last Frontier mapping, geophysics North of 60 Mining News – August 26, 2022


Last updated 9/3/2022 at 11:30am

Geologist using a hammer to collect samples from a rock outcrop in Alaska.

Adrian Bender, U.S. Geological Survey

USGS scientist Jamey Jones carries out mapping and sampling during the 2021 Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI) exploration of the Yukon-Tanana Upland region of Alaska.

Alaska is known to be a trove of the minerals and metals critical to every segment of the American economy. This critical mineral richness is despite the fact that Alaska is a vast state that remains largely underexplored. To help gain a better understanding of the Last Frontier State's potential to provide domestic supplies of the 50 critical minerals, the U.S. Geological Survey has allotted $...

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