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USGS finds Rare Earth Materials in waste of Eastern Adirondacks iron mines

Mill tailings pile outside Town of Moriah, Essex County, New York. (Credit: Anji Shah, USGS. Public domain.)

Erstwhile waste rock from abandoned and closed mines in the eastern Adirondack Mountains, New York, may prove valuable source for rare earth elements, said a newly published research after USGS found it following two of its recent surveys. Rare earth elements are critical for advanced technologies such as cell phones, supermagnets, computers, medical apparatus, renewable energies and advanced defense systems, ...

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