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 By J. P. Tangen    Opinion
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Sen. Murkowski puts shoulder to the wheel

Those of us who watch such things are well aware that Senator Murkowski has been the strong vocal lead in the Senate when it comes to sounding the alarm that the country is at... — Updated 6/30/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Alaska, Yukon make Fraser Survey top ten

With its world-class mineral potential and favorable mining policies, Western Australia reclaimed the crown as the best place to discover, permit, and build a mine, according to the... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Alaska mine output continues to rise

Alaska mines produced roughly $3.89 billion worth of nonfuel minerals last year, a 23% increase over the estimated $3.16 billion produced in the 49th State during 2020, according to... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
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Exploring Alaska's industrial metal future

While copper may be the new oil of the green energy revolution, a wide variety of industrial minerals and metals found in abundance in Alaska will be needed to build the envisioned... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 
Cook Inlet Region CIRI ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50 anniversary

CIRI real estate extends beyond Tikahtnu

With more than half of Alaska's entire population living within its region, Cook Inlet Region Inc., more commonly known as CIRI, is the most metropolitan of the 12 landholding Alaska... — Updated 1/6/2022 Full story

 
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Partnerships unlock golden Doyon potential

It is hard to quantify which is more impressive, the sheer size of the estate owned by Doyon Ltd. or the rich and underexplored mineral potential on the lands owned by the Alaska Native... — Updated 1/6/2022 Full story

 
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Bering Straits lies on the edge of tomorrow

Home of the famed golden beaches of Nome that has captured the imagination of millions over the past 120 years, the Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) region covers the Seward... — Updated 1/6/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

A North of 60 rare earths supply chain

A recent agreement between Vital Metals Ltd. and Ucore Rare Metals Inc. marks a major milestone in establishing a complete North American rare earths supply chain with links in Northwest... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
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USFS okays Bokan rare earths exploration

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Nov. 17 announced that the United States Forest Service has issued a one-year authorization for trenching and bulk sampling at the Bokan Mountain rare earths... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
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Data gathered for Graphite Creek studies

Graphite One Inc. Oct. 13 announced the completion of a 2,052-meter drill program focused on gathering data for a feasibility study on developing a mine at its Graphite Creek project... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
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Canada set to be critical minerals store

Canada is positioning itself as the "global supplier of choice" for the critical minerals and metals essential to tomorrow's technologies, especially the almost unfathomable quantities of... — Updated 10/7/2021 Full story

 
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EV revolution drives graphite demand

The global transition to electric vehicles plugged into renewable energy sources is powering enormous demand for graphite, the single largest ingredient in lithium-ion batteries.... — Updated 10/7/2021 Full story

 
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Tin has been critical for 5,500 years

From the advancements of technology during the Bronze Age to the computers and telecommunication systems of today's Big Data Era, tin has been critical to human progress for at least... — Updated 9/30/2021 Full story

 
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Solving the critical cobalt conundrum

The envisioned green future where every North American is driving a battery-powered electric vehicle charged with renewable energy could be undermined by cobalt, a somewhat scarce and con... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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The quantum states of germanium demand

From the transistors in quantum computers that are millions of times faster than their classical counterparts to fiber optic cables that send data at the speed of light, germanium is a... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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Techy gallium overshadowed by rare earths

Overshadowed by headline-grabbing rare earth elements, gallium is an underappreciated critical metal that is a vital ingredient in next-generation smartphones and communication networks,... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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The invisible technology demand for indium

The ability to type, tap, swipe, and scroll your way through articles such as this one from a smartphone, tablet, computer, and now even refrigerators is made possible by indium-tin... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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Soaring critical energy minerals demand

Global governments and industries are setting increasingly ambitious targets for the phasing out of fossil fuel-burning automobiles in favor of electric vehicles charged with green... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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Tough tungsten vulnerable to China control

Extremely hard and with the highest melting point of all the metals, tungsten's toughness is legendary. Like many of the other metals that have found their way onto critical mineral... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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Platinum metals are catalysts for change

From jewelry at a black-tie soiree to scrubbing harmful emissions from the exhaust system of a farm truck, the six platinum group metals – platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium,... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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Made in North America rare earths return

Roughly 38,000 metric tons of rare earth concentrates were produced from American soil during 2020, yet the United States remains 100% reliant on foreign countries for its supply of... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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Antimony may be a renewable energy hero

An unsung war hero that saved countless American troops during World War II, an overlooked battery material that has played a pivotal role in storing electricity for more than 100 years,... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Graphite One advances US supply vision

After raising C$10 million earlier this year, Graphite One Inc. is collecting the final bits of data needed for a prefeasibility study that details the company's vision to establish a... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Rod Boyce    Guest Column
University of Fairbanks Alaska Geophysical Institute Anupma Prakash

UAF's HyLab is ready for the minerals hunt

Alaska contains minerals essential to the national defense, renewable energy and electronics industries. Finding those minerals, however, can be difficult in such a vast and geologically... — Updated 6/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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US supply chain plan, Alaska2023 aligned

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. believes the Biden administration's newly announced strategy to strengthen America's supply chains aligns with its own vision to disrupt China's dominance of the... — Updated 6/17/2021

 

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