Utah Tellurium Mine Creates New US Supply of Key Mineral
May 2021 by Associated Press
“The ability to have 20 tons produced here in America helps our country mitigate those supply concerns.”
…2017 was just the first year with a small increase after a huge drop off in exploration activity. It may take many years of future increases to get back to where the activity was in 2012, as projected increases in exploration spending are seen to be slow and steady.
We are at a crossroads; either we establish the mining, production and refining of rare earth elements here in the US or we remain subjected to the whims of the Chinese government.
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
Critical minerals are products that the government has designated as critical to our national interest because of both their potential military and industrial applications.
…let’s dive in and take a closer look at these rich gold and silver-bearing minerals to find out what they are, where they form, and how to identify them.
A few months later, a young, greenhorn lawyer agreed to pay to have it assayed, and the quartz turned out to be rich in both gold and silver.
Fast forward to present day and the XRF has come of age. Pull the trigger on the hand-held device and you get a nearly instant assay of the surface of a rock.
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