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Geologist using hammer to break off a rock sample on a hillside in Alaska.

USGS launches 3 new Earth MRI scans

As part of its nationwide scan for domestic sources of critical minerals, the U.S. Geological Survey is investing just over $1 million to gain a better understanding of the potential for cobalt,... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
Helicopter carrying a large oval antenna over a desert region in Nevada.

Critical Earth MRI scan of Nevada, Oregon

USGS to carry out Earth MRI scan of lithium-rich areas of western states. Building upon its successful scans of the United States for potential sources of minerals critical to everything from... — Updated 12/6/2022

 
Red oval showing the radiometric anomaly at Pennington Mountain in Maine.

Rare Earth MRI discovery in Maine

A recent rare earth elements discovery in the far northern reaches of Maine demonstrates the value of the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Mapping Resources Initiative, or Earth MRI, an aptly named... — Updated 12/6/2022

 
A helicopter equipped with geophysical survey equipment prepares for flight.

USGS invests another $6M in Earth MRIs

Great Plains states, CO-WY border to be scanned for critical minerals. In its ongoing quest to identify domestic sources of the 50 minerals deemed critical to America's economy and security, the U.S.... — Updated 11/3/2022

 
A NASA high-altitude plane in flight over snow-covered mountains.

Southwest US critical mineral reflections

USGS, NASA use hyperspectral imaging to seek critical minerals in Southwest US. To gain a broader view of potential domestic sources of the minerals needed for everything from electronic devices and h... — Updated 10/18/2022

 
Tin solder is being used to repair a computer microcircuit.

Overlooked tin connects the Digital Age

From flashlights to supercomputers, tin is the glue for an electronic age Lost in the clamor for lithium, nickel and other metals needed for the batteries powering electric vehicles and modern... — Updated 9/27/2022 Full story

 
Rubidoux sandstone outcropping the southern Missouri Ozark Mountains.

USGS scours Ozarks for critical minerals

To gain a better understanding of the potential for critical minerals in the Ozarks, the U.S. Geological Survey has partnered with Arkansas and Missouri geologists on a $2.75 million program that... — Updated 7/26/2022

 
A USGS geologist collecting samples from an outcrop of rocks in Alaska.

White House funds critical minerals search

The U.S. Department of the Interior is distributing more than $74.6 million to 30 states for critical minerals investigations under the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Mapping Resources Initiative, or... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
United States Geological Survey USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020 cover

USGS report informs critical mineral policy

The United States depends on foreign countries for more than 50 percent of its supply of 31 minerals considered critical to the nation's economic wellbeing and national security, including 100 percent... — Updated 7/2/2022

 

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