Critical Metals: Lithium
February 2014 by Chris RalphProspecting for lithium deposits can take a number of different directions, because this metal can be extracted from a variety of geologically differnet sources.
Alaska is getting a lot of interest these days, not least because of all the gold prospecting shows on television. Hardly a month seems to pass without some new prospecting show being announced, and a couple of the most popular feature Alaska.
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
This is the intelligent way to start modern prospecting. The value of literary research yields challenging outings, specimens, history and geologic research.
We import nearly all of our REEs from China, so it’s critical that we find and continue to develop domestic resources of these elements.
Some scattered reports say that gold may have been washed from streams here as early as the 1840s, but the undisputed major discovery came in 1870.
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
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