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By Shane Lasley
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New rare earth age for old NY iron mines

Industrial Age waste may offer vital Information Age metals Metal Tech News – December 30, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3pm

Adirondack Mountain iron mine USGS critical minerals New York Ryan Taylor

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USGS finds that tailings from Industrial Age iron mines in Upstate New York contain significant quantities of the rare earth elements used in an increasingly wide array of high-tech Information Age devices.

Industrial Age iron mines in the eastern Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York may find new life as domestic sources of the rare earth elements needed in today's Information Age.

Mined heavily for iron in the 1800s and early 1900s, the eastern Adirondack Mountains played an important role in industrialization prior to and during World War II. The deposits that helped to build America's trans...

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