Rare Earth Elements

Rare earth elements and the supply and demand of these resources have been major news items. The global mining industry has ramped up exploration for mineral deposits containing rare earth elements to meet the perceived future demand. High prices for rare earth elements continue to drive exploration. To learn more about rare earth elements see: Szumigala, D.J., and Werdon, M.B., 2011, Rare-Earth Elements: A brief overview including uses, worldwide resources, and known occurrences in Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Information Circular 61, 12 p. You may view additional government agency reports, maps, and geospatial datasets relating to rare earth element occurrences in the DGGS publications catalog.