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 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Drill core shows purple with web of neon red silver-zinc-lead veins in UV light.

Western Alaska drills Waterpump feeder

Hole 18 cuts 102m of 160 g/t silver, 5.4% zinc, and 5.3% lead next to Illinois Creek fault Western Alaska Minerals Corp. Sept. 22 reported that its 2022 drilling has encountered a zone... — Updated 9/23/2022 Full story

 
An EV drives past wind turbines on a rural road to the mountains.

Canada to feed a minerals hungry world

Develops strategy to be the world's critical minerals supplier of choice Understanding that the renewable energy and electric vehicle revolution offers a "generational opportunity for... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Drill crews begin the first hole at Felix Gold Treasure Creek property in AK.

Millrock partners drill AK gold projects

Felix hits gold at Treasure Creek; Resolution awaits more assays from Tourmaline Ridge   Australian mineral exploration companies have been busy this summer with drill programs targe... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
Drill tests for gold at the Johnson Tract gold project.

HighGold hits more high-grade gold at DC

HighGold Mining Inc. Sept. 12 announced that its 2022 drilling is extending high-grade gold mineralization at Ellis Zone, a recently identified mineralized trend associated with the... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Geologists explore highly mineralized rock at Sun VMS project in Northwest AK.

BLM begins Ambler Road reevaluation

Federal agency is accepting public input on second Ambler Road EIS until Nov. 4 After months of uncertainty, the United States Bureau of Land Management has provided some clarity to the... — Updated 9/22/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
An artistic vision of a Viking under an eclipsed sun over snow-capped mountains.

Van Nieuwenhuyse: "Welcome to Valhalla!"

Alaska-focused Valhalla Metals lists on TSX-V, raises C$10.2M Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, a longtime Alaskan geologist renowned for founding and serving as the top executive of both Novagold... — Updated 9/22/2022 Full story

 
Graphic showing ZTEM anomaly and sulfides encountered in hole EL-22-97b.

Signs of a bigger Nickel Mountain system

Garibaldi Resources Corp. reported that hole EL-22-97b intersected nickel-bearing disseminated and semi-massive sulfide mineralization 205 meters down-trend of the previous deepest... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
Technician collecting water samples from stream on Iskut property in Canada.

Seabridge receives BC reclamation award

Seabridge Gold Inc. Sept. 22 announced that it has been bestowed the 2022 Jake McDonald Annual Mine Reclamation Award for its C$12 million environmental cleanup and reclamation program... — Updated 9/22/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Geologist collects samples on slope of iron oxidized rocks at AK gold project.

Tectonic knows where Seventymile gold is

Tectonic Metals Inc. Sept. 20 said all nine of the reverse circulation holes drilled this year at Seventymile cut gold mineralization on this district-scale property in eastern Alaska.... — Updated 9/22/2022

 

Unlikely Critical Minerals Alliances 2022

Coming together to build North America's clean energy and e-mobility future The shift away from the fossil fuels that powered the Industrial Revolution and transported humankind through... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
Closeup of several green rough uncut emerald crystals.

The kryptonite of America's economy

Lack of domestic critical mineral supplies weakens US clean energy ambitions The White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are becoming increasingly aware that a lack of secure supplies... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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 Full story

 
Cubes depicting the 15 rare earth elements as they appear on the periodic table.

Rare earths 101 – a crisis of identity

Rare earth elements suffer from a crisis of identity. Often referred to and treated as one commodity, REEs are actually a group of 15 elements – each with its own individual and... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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 companies... — Updated 9/16/2022

 
Section of drill core with a yellow circle around visible gold in a quartz vein.

Ascot encouraged by Big Missouri gold

Ascot Resources Ltd. Sept. 13 reported high-grade gold intercepts in the first batch of assay results from the 2022 drilling at Big Missouri, the first deposit the company plans to mine... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Rainbow touches down during a fall day at the Cassiar gold project in Canada.

Intriguing gold drilled at Taurus East

Cassiar Gold Corp. Sept. 13 reported that its 2022 drill program cut significant gold mineralization at Taurus East, a resource expansion area east of the 1.4-million-ounce gold deposit... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Wooden tiles with each of the elements on the periodic table.

Critical minerals are not set in stone

Supply, demand, and risks to the US supply chain define criticality Metaphorically speaking, critical minerals are not set in stone. Instead, the criticality of these basic building... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Infotainment and navigation system interface in a Tesla Model X EV.

Minerals critical to the EV Revolution

Electric Vehicles require six times the minerals than their fossil fuel forebearers With even the most basic models boasting sophisticated driver-assist, navigation, infotainment, diagnos... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

Automakers move into lithium mining space

General Motors, Stellantis, and Tesla moving further up battery supply chain With the batteries powering the electric vehicle revolution demanding more lithium than miners can produce, th... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

More manganese equals more EV batteries

Manganese-rich battery cathode recipes could stretch the other ingredients While not as talked about as other battery ingredients such as cobalt, lithium, and nickel, manganese is an... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Massive graphite in core from drilling at the Graphite Creek deposit in Alaska.

More graphite needed for EVs – a lot more

By 2030, batteries will likely need more than 5x all the graphite mined in 2021 While shortages of the lithium and nickel needed for electric vehicle batteries has dominated news... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Piles of rare earth oxides used for magnets, batteries, and high-tech products.

Making rare earths separation less rare

US invests heavily into developing domestic rare earth element processing plants Despite what their name suggests, rare earths are not all that scarce. An efficient and environmentally... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
A red Tesla Roadster speeds past a large wind turbine farm.

Seven world transforming rare earths

Magnet rare earths transform motion to energy; and energy to motion and music While all 15 of the rare earths have special properties that have been called magical, alchemistical, and fut... — 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

 
Box of core from drilling high-grade silver mineralization in Northern BC.

Dolly Varden taps strong silver at Wolf

Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Sept. 13 reported that this year's drilling has encountered significant silver mineralization in an extension of Wolf Vein, prompting the company to focus the re... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

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