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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

White House funds critical minerals search

30 states to receive $74.6M under the USGS Earth MRI program Metal Tech News – June 22, 2022


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 2:12pm

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

United States Geological Survey

A geologist collects samples in Alaska's Yukon Tanana Uplands as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth MRI project.

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 Earth MRI.

These investments, which include $64 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, aim to help improve the understanding of domestic critical mineral resources, a key to sec...

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