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Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation chromium

No viable substitute for critical chromium

A vital ingredient in stainless steel and superalloys, chromium is considered by the United States Geological Survey as "one of the nation's most important strategic and critical... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation gold

Gold – a pathfinder to critical minerals

Since the stampedes of prospectors trekked North in the latter half of the 19th Century, the lure of Alaska's rich gold lodes has drawn dreamers and miners North. Today, four hardrock... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation antimony

Antimony – resists heat, draws criticality

Antimony is a poor conductor of heat, an attribute that lends itself to this semi-metal's most common use, as an ingredient to make clothing, mattresses and other products flame... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation tungsten

China domination makes tungsten critical

Extremely hard and with the highest melting point of all the elements on the periodic table, tungsten is vital to a broad spectrum of commercial and military applications, yet there are... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
Virtually all flat-panel displays, touchscreens have indium coating

Indium – the everyday metal you never see

If you are reading this article on your computer, tablet or phone, you are almost certainly looking through indium as we speak; and, if that devise happens to be a touchscreen you have... — Updated 9/13/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Resource Development Council luncheon Environmental Protection

EPA to Alaska: "We don't have to choose"

Can American resource development and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand? Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler not only believes the answer is yes but... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Northern Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Crown Indigenous Relations

Ottawa to clean-up old mines across North

The Canadian government has dedicated C$2.2 billion to clean up contaminated mine sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The eight projects to be addressed with this investment... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sustainable gold mining fish habitat Alaska British Columbia Yukon Klondike

Apple wants Alaska placer gold for iPads

Apple is sourcing gold for its iPhones, iPads, Macs and other electronics from placer mining operations reclaiming fish habitat in Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia. There are hundreds... — Updated 8/23/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
High grade silver zinc lead gold mine near Juneau Alaska

More silver, management shift for Hecla

Hecla Mining Company sees higher grades at its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska as a catalyst for higher companywide silver production this year. "Silver production at Greens Creek... — Updated 8/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Lifelong Alaskan mining engineer legislator senator

Alaska miners lose a friend in Juneau

Alaska's mining community lost a strong champion and friend with the passing of Sen. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage. Must Read Alaska, the first to report on Birch's passing, said the senator f... — Updated 8/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Atac Resources vice president of exploration dies in tragic plane crash

Mineral exploration loses a rising star

The mining sector has lost one of its rising geology superstars to a tragic plane crash in the Yukon. While flying from ATAC Resources Inc.'s Rackla Gold property, a Cessna 208 Caravan... — Updated 8/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
EPA rescinds preemptive veto of Pebble Partnership mine permit Alaska

EPA says no to Pebble pre-emptive veto

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has decided to roll back its 2014 proposed determination that, if finalized, would have placed debilitating restrictions on developing a... — Updated 8/9/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Perth Australia mining company Alaska high grade underground gold mine

Pogo pushes Northern Star to new heights

Thanks to improving gold output and lower costs at its Pogo gold mine in Alaska, Northern Star Resources Ltd. sold 232,042 ounces of gold during the final quarter of its fiscal year... — Updated 8/9/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mixed bag for Agnico's Nunavut gold mines

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. July 24 reported that the ramp up of production at two new gold mines in Nunavut – Meliadine and Amaruq – is setting the Toronto-based miner up for a strong... — Updated 8/9/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Aleut Aleutian Islands Ring of Fire

Aleut's Ring of Fire mineral potential

Aleut Corporation is committed to promoting economic opportunities for its more than 4,000 shareholders, while preserving the traditional culture and values developed from living in a... — Updated 7/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Defense Production Act Title 3 rare earth element REE declaration Trump

Trump: rare earths essential to US defense

With the issuance of five presidential determinations related to the domestic production of rare earth metals and magnets, President Donald Trump is making it clear the White House sees... — Updated 8/2/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Robust plan for Kudz Ze Kayah zinc mine

The economics of mining the zinc-rich ore at BMC Minerals Ltd.'s Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK) project in southeastern Yukon are robust, according to a feasibility study released on July 15. This... — Updated 7/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

High grades boost Silvertip, Kensington

Increased ore grades and improved recoveries bolstered metals production at Coeur Mining Inc.'s two northern operations – the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine in northern British... — Updated 7/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
The Conference Board of Canada Territorial Outlook Economic Forecast

Mines drive growth across Canada's North

Thanks to the start-up of new mines, The Conference Board of Canada forecasts the economies of Canada's territories to grow significantly over the next two years. In Territorial Outlook... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kudz Ze Kayah KZK BMC Minerals zinc-silver mine southeastern Yukon

BMC's Yukon zinc project crosses milestone

With the completion of Ross River Dena Council's independent environmental assessment review of Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK), BMC Minerals Ltd. crosses a major milestone along its path to... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Brewery Creek gold mine map near Dawson City Klondike Yukon Viceroy

First Nation, Yukon support Brewery Creek

Support from the Yukon government and Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation is bolstering Golden Predator Mining Corp.'s plans to restart operations at its Brewery Creek gold mine about 55... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA mining articles

"Fish First" guides BBNC resource policy

The Bristol Bay region is home to two resources that beyond a doubt earn the moniker "world-class" – an annual run of sockeye salmon that is second to none and Pebble, the largest... — Updated 6/27/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Artificial Intelligence AI machine learning generated gold drill targets

Auryn to drill AI targets at Committee Bay

Auryn Resources Inc. is gearing up test intriguing drill targets that artificial intelligence has generated on the Committee Bay gold project in Nunavut. "We are looking forward to... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Drills turning at core White Gold targets

White Gold Corp. June 19 announced the start of a 17,000-meter core drill program on three of its properties in the Yukon – JP Ross, White Gold and QV. "The goal of this diamond drill... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Department of Commerce federal strategy secure reliable critical minerals

Alaska rare earths project gets a nudge

Washington D.C.'s increased interest in securing a steadfast supply of critical minerals may prompt further advancement at Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s Bokan Mountain, a Southeast Alaska... — Updated 6/21/2019 Full story

 

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