The U.S. Department of Labor is issuing guidance on how to find precious metals and rare earth metals in your neighborhood.
The guidance from the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies states that it is possible to find rare earths and other metals in a few locations in the U.M.S..
For example, it notes that the UMBRA is “possible to find a rare earth alloy (RAE) on a residential property in the Upper Rio Grande Valley in California.”
This is because of the mining process where rare earth elements are mined, according to the guidance.
It also notes that a typical house in the area is “more likely to contain rare earth element mines.”
The UMBRL guidance comes as mining activity around the Rio Grande River valley has intensified over the past year.
In addition to the mining, the Rio Grand Valley is home to a large, unglamorous quarry where rare elements are extracted and processed, including gold, silver and rare-earth minerals.
Some mining operations are so large that they require special permits.
A spokesman for the UBRL, which oversees mining in the Rio-Grand Valley, told ABC News that this has happened in other parts of the United States as well.
“We have received reports that gold mining operations in the Greater Rio Grande Basin are being monitored by the U-Branch and UMBARGE for the past several months,” said Scott Smith.
The U-Franch is also taking additional actions to address the situation.”