The Earth has many different types of minerals and other materials that are sought by man on a daily basis. Some of these minerals are very common while others are very rare and hard to find. For this reason the difficulty in finding those minerals makes them only able to be acquired by a few capable individuals and because of this they have control over its price and availability making things difficult for buyers. This could soon change however with a new invention by Boeing that could allow individual countries to now have the ability to find the same minerals easier.
So, what is this great new invention that Boeing has come up with? Well essentially Boeing has decided to announce that they will be using new high tech sensors to help in the effort of detecting these rare Earth minerals and that they can use this same new technology to map places like the United States to help to find deposits of the rare elements within United States soil itself. The main problem has been that the United States has had to rely on other countries for such rare minerals because they have not had the technology necessary to make the United States effectively and make it easy to find the rare Earth materials that individuals seek day in and day out. With this new piece of technology from Boeing, it could allow for the United States to finally have its own rare mineral industries.
The main problem for US industries currently is not their willingness to construct the mines and the equipment necessary to mine them, but the uncertainty of if there are rare minerals there or not. At the moment they would have to make guesses on where deposits could be and then waste both time and money trying to find them by guessing and people could then liken that to the California gold rush where industries may get lucky and find some, but could waste a lot of money doing so. With Boeings new technology companies can begin planning to build mines at high likely hood areas and begin mining once they are completed. This will save a company both time and money and make the minerals found cheaper for purchase. The best part about Boeings new sensor technology is that it can be used by planes and also by satellites to make finding the Earth minerals quicker and much more efficient. Only time will tell how much the United States and other countries will gain from this type of technology, but at the very lease countries will have an idea of what minerals they do have to offer.