Ore Deposits Mined for Critical Elements


Summary of deposit types containing critical elements, including, cobalt, gallium, germanium, indium, niobium, PGE, REE, rhenium, selenium, and tellurium. Includes information about ore deposit type, mineralogy, geologic setting, example deposits and districts, concentration ranges per reported resource, grade, and additional deposit notes. References are also included.

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DOE Project Name: Western USA Assessment of High Value Materials in Geothermal Fluids and Produced Fluids
DOE Project Number: EE0007604
DOE Project Lead: Arlene Anderson
DOI: 10.15121/1452709
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from July, 2017
Submitted Jul 27, 2017


Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah



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Philip Verplanck
US Geological Survey Federal Center Denver CO
Karen Kelley
US Geological Survey Federal Center Denver CO


geothermal, energy, critical elements, ore deposits, REE, rare earth elements, mining, geology, mineralogy, resource, grade, cobalt, gallium, germanium, indium, niobium, PGE, platinum group elements, rhenium, selenium, tellurium, coproduced


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