Alaska to Target Rare-Earths
November 2011 by Becky BohrerAlaska is in the midst of assessing its rare-earth resources, an effort pushed by Governor Sean Parnell, who sees them as another example of where the US is reliant on foreign sources to meet its needs.
One of the reasons I am bringing this article forward to readers now is that the mine personnel are celebrating the production of 150 million ounces of silver since 1986.
When I’m traveling through the West, I sometimes take detours that lead me to places that I never knew exist
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
...the federal agency is intrigued by a plan that might result in cleaning up the area without cost to taxpayers.
In some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.
According to some experts, after the peak is reached, the production rate will slowly decline until it reaches near zero while the price shoots upward. At that point, we will have pretty much mined all the economic ore deposits that are present on the planet.
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