Alaska state representative supports development of rare earth elements

Posted on February 22, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

Alaska State Representative Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell) penned an op-ed touting the benefits of developing rare earth elements in Alaska—particularly in the state’s southeast corner—noting that “having an REE mine in Alaska could provide immense benefits to the state’s economy and residents.” 

Rep. Wilson pointed toward Alaska’s Bokan Mountain as the most advanced project in the state, stressing that it “is estimated that there are between 1 and 6.7 million tons of Total Rare Earth Oxide (TREO) and the estimated value of the deposit is between $1 and $6.5 billion.”

Read more here.

Latest From Twitter

.@CaterpillarInc is making a name for itself in outer space thanks to its partnership with @NASA. Discover how… https://t.co/IYsynXYBSK
DEFENSE: Lawmakers approve amendment to reform mine #permitting https://t.co/NVpAOp6dzF via @EENewsUpdates
Minerals like #beryllium are used in various aircraft due to their high strength-to-weight ratios. Rare earth… https://t.co/q2y2GahsOW

Take a Stand for Miners Today Take Action