Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center

  Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources  /  Projects /  Contact Us

Inventory and Evaluation of Global and Domestic Rare Earth Element Mineral Resources

(Project status is complete. Please check the project list for currently active projects.)
• Critical Minerals Project Home Page
• Activities
• Products and References
• Members

The objectives of this project task : To assess the potential future availability of rare earth elements (REE), assuming continued reductions in Chinese exports, the Geological Survey of Japan and the U.S. Geological Survey will cooperatively investigate the geologic, economic, and development potential of the principal REE deposits outside of China.

Contacts: Keith Long, 520-670-5512, klong@usgs.gov
and Bradley Van Gosen, 303-236-1566, bvangose@usgs.gov

  USGS Circular 1365, showing photovoltaic cell array

USGS report provides information on the importance of gallium, and other elements, in solar panel production


Subtask 3.1 - Inventory of Global Rare Earth Elements Resources (to update Orris, G.J., and R.I. Grauch, 2002, Rare Earth Element Mines, Deposits, and Occurrences: USGS Open-File Report 02-189)

Subtask 3.2 - Geologic, Geochemical, and Geophysical Characterization of Rare Earth Elements-Bearing Carbonatite and Peralkaline Intrusive Systems

Subtask 3.3 - REE Resources (and Ga) in Quartz-Alunite Alteration

Subtask 3.4 – REE (and Ga) in Residual Materials

Subtask 3.5: REE-bearing Phosphate Resources

Subtask 3.6. Studies of the Mountain Pass rare-earth carbonatite complex

return to Critical Minerals Project Home Page

Skip menu and go to footer Mineral Resources Program National Minerals Information Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Alaska Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Spatial Data

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

USAGov logoU.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: https://minerals.usgs.gov/east/critical/inventory.html
Page Contact Information: Eastern Minerals Contact
Last Modified: 18 January 2018