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USGS scours Ozarks for critical minerals

Teams with state geologists for Earth MRI geophysics scan Metal Tech News – July 20, 2022


Last updated 7/26/2022 at 2:40pm

Rubidoux sandstone outcropping the southern Missouri Ozark Mountains.

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Rubidoux sandstones like those in this outcrop in the Ozarks of southern Missouri, are prospective for heavy 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 will result in collecting "the largest continuous swath of geophysical data in the United States focused on critical mineral resources."

This program is being carried out under the Earth Mapping Resour...

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