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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

USGS funds new Earth MRI scans in Alaska

Allots $5.8M for critical minerals exploration in two regions Metal Tech News - May 17, 2023


Last updated 6/1/2023 at 11:47am

USGS geologist samples a mineralized outcrop on treeless slope in Alaska.

Adrian Bender, U.S. Geological Survey

One aspect of the USGS Earth MRI program is the mapping and sampling of surfacing geology in areas known for their critical mineral potential. This photo shows USGS geoscientist Jamey Jones sampling an outcrop in Interior Alaska.

Home to deposits and prospects enriched with 49 out of the 50 minerals deemed critical to the United States, Alaska is the single best state in the nation to explore for the minerals and metals needed for clean energy, electric vehicles, high-tech devices, and military hardware. To gain a better understanding of the 49th State's critical minerals potential, the U.S. Geological Survey is investing...

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