Science: Greatest Treasure Hunt

News as glittering as Golconda came out of the Department of the Interior last week. The Department described what it rapturously called "the greatest treasure hunt the world has ever witnessed."

The hunters are 350 U.S. geologists. They have bagged millions of tons of war-critical ores. WPB has just scratched aluminum and zinc off the list of U.S. shortages. Copper may soon follow suit. The Government now knows of big U.S. deposits of manganese, vanadium, tantalum and chromite—not one of which was produced in quantity in the U.S. before the war. Already the nation can produce most of its own chromite...

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