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Alaska Rare Earth Elements Overview
January 27, 2013 | Alaska Geological Survey

Articles in the news about a proposal to construct a rare earth elements mine at Bokan Mountain has generated a lot of interest in the rare earth element resources of Alaska. This publication by the Alaska Geological Survey provides an overview of resources and occurrences in Alaska.


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