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Alaska's minerals – a national imperative

Russia's invasion of Ukraine, America's tenuous relationship with China, and global competition for the enormous volume of mined materials needed to build the envisioned clean energy... — Updated 9/15/2022 Full story

A vintage photograph of the now ghost town Grand Forks in Yukon, Canada.

Minerva AI case study for Klondike Gold

Continuing a trend of supporting mineral exploration with its cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning software, Minerva Intelligence Inc. has carried out a case study... — Updated 9/29/2022 Full story

Helicopter atop ridge next to drill rigs testing the Ellis gold zone in Alaska.

Second Johnson Tract deposit emerging

HighGold drilling expands gold-rich Ellis Zone north of 1M oz JT Deposit. With the latest batch of assay results showing the drills are continuing to cut broad layers of high-grade gold... — Updated 9/29/2022 Full story

An aerial view of the Nikolai project with a red stripe showing the Eureka Zone.

Third critical metal zone at Nikolai

Historical core sampling shows third zone of nickel-cobalt-PGM mineralization at Alaska project. Millrock Resources Inc. Sept. 26 reported that resampling of historical core has... — Updated 9/26/2022 Full story

The welcome sign hanging above the only street entering Hyder, Alaska.

Blackwolf Cantoo drill permitting is a go

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Sept. 28 reported that it has received the permits necessary to begin exploration drilling at Cantoo and is gearing up to carry out drilling at this... — Updated 9/29/2022

Drill core cut in half shows metallic yellow chalcopyrite embedded in host rock.

Deep drill discovery at Storm Copper

American West Metals Ltd. Sept. 28 reported that assays confirm that its deep discovery drilling at Storm has encountered a new style of sediment-hosted copper-zinc mineralization below... — Updated 9/29/2022

71-carat yellow diamond on silver plate next to geologist’s loupe, tweezers.

71-carat yellow diamond mined at Ekati

Likely the largest fancy vivid yellow gem discovered at a Canadian mine. Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Sept. 23 announced the recovery of an exceptional 71.26-carat yellow octahedron... — Updated 9/29/2022 Full story

Aerial view of camp and mill at Prairie Creek zinc mine project in Canada.

Larger Prairie Creek zinc mine permitted

NorZinc Ltd. Sept. 29 announced that it has received the final permit needed to develop the expanded operation it has planned for the past producing Prairie Creek zinc mine in Canada's... — Updated 9/29/2022

Workers prep drill pad at North Rackla property in Yukon, Canada.

Cantex reports first assays from Main Zone

Cantex Mine Development Corp. Sept. 26 announced an update on its drilling program at the company's Main Zone of the North Rackla claim block in Yukon, Canada. Staked for its... — Updated 9/29/2022

Bottle of nickel sulfate from BHP’s Kwinana refinery in Western Australia.

More low-carbon nickel the plea for 2022

Tesla and other automakers clamor for nickel suppliers with low CO2 footprint Tesla CEO Elon Musk's 2020 appeal to "please mine more nickel" served as a rallying cry for mining... — Updated 9/16/2022

U.S. military uses antimony in a wide array of equipment to protect the country.

Antimony at top of strategic concerns

Russia and China's control of global supplies worry DC lawmakers From its uses in flame retardants that have saved countless American lives to being an important ingredient in batteries... — Updated 9/15/2022

Cobalt is a transition metal between iron and nickel on the periodic table.

Critical cobalt overshadowed by lithium

Replacing this oft-maligned lithium-ion battery metal comes at a cost Traditionally a headline-grabbing metal due to the perceived human rights and monetary costs it adds to lithium-ion... — Updated 9/20/2022

Aerial view of the large Elm Branch solar energy farm in Texas.

First Solar powers new tellurium demand

Rare metalloid is key element of CdTe thin-film solar cell tech The rising popularity of thin-film solar cells as a highly effective means of converting sunlight into electricity is... — Updated 9/15/2022

Tin solder is being used to repair a computer microcircuit.

Overlooked tin connects the Digital Age

From flashlights to supercomputers, tin is the glue for an electronic age Lost in the clamor for lithium, nickel and other metals needed for the batteries powering electric vehicles and... — Updated 9/15/2022

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