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Alaska is rich in critical rare earths

Alaska is rich in rare earth, a unique group of elements that are so distinctive that most are placed in their own separate section at the bottom of the periodic table. While scientist... — Updated 11/8/2019

 

Batteries create critical cobalt situation

Cobalt is a critical safety ingredient in the cathodes of lithium-ion batteries powering the ever-increasing number of electric vehicles traveling global highways and a plethora of... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
Vital optics metal already a byproduct of mining Red Dog zinc

Fiber-optics, solar drive germanium demand

In addition to being a past producer and a future source of most of the 35 minerals and metals considered critical to the United States, Alaska currently contributes a globally... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
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 11/8/2019

 

Barite weighs in on critical minerals list

While not the flashiest of the 35 minerals on the United States Geological Survey's critical list, barite plays an essential role in America's energy sector. Barite derives its name from... — Updated 11/8/2019

 

EV batteries to drive 9x graphite growth

At least 125 million electric vehicles are expected to be traveling global highways by 2030, which means the world is going to need a lot more graphite in the coming decade and beyond.... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
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Titanium – the lighter, whiter metal

Titanium conjures images of the durable and lightweight metal used to build aircraft, replacement hips, high-end bicycle frames and even quality golf clubs. While its outstanding... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
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Zirconium-hafnium – bound beyond nature

Zirconium and hafnium are closely related elements that share bonds that tie them together in nature, an affinity that carries over into their industrial applications. "Zirconium and... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
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 11/8/2019

 
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 11/8/2019

 

Strategic beryllium makes critical list

Roughly 78 percent of the United States' beryllium needs are met by domestic mine production, making it unique among the 35 minerals and metals that have been listed as critical to... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
Indispensable twin metals critical to US

Indispensable twin metals critical to US

With nearly indistinguishable characteristics, niobium and tantalum are considered the "indispensable twins" among the 35 minerals and metals considered critical to the United States.... — Updated 11/8/2019

 

Copper turns green with critical minerals

While copper is not on the United States Geological Survey's list of 35 minerals and metals critical to America, there is no doubt of this metal's importance to both the everyday and... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
Pebble copper deposit in Alaska hosts 40-year supply of vital jet metal

Rhenium – the hot superalloy element

With a melting point of 5,756 degrees Fahrenheit and a heat-stable crystalline structure, rhenium is extremely resistant to both heat and wear. This durability makes it a vital element... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
US critical minerals policy President Trump Sen. Murkowski Rep. Amodei

US leaders address critical minerals

U.S. President Donald Trump sparked a renewed interest in critical minerals and metals when he issued an executive order calling on federal agencies to devise a strategy to ensure the... — Updated 11/8/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Graphite Creek nominated high priority

In a recent letter to the White House, Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy has requested that U.S. President Donald Trump consider designating the Graphite Creek mine project and associated... — Updated 10/25/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Bering Straits – On the edge of tomorrow

Home of the famed golden beaches of Nome that have captured the imagination of millions over the past 120 years, the Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) region covers the Seward... — Updated 10/4/2019

 
PEA offers first look at Palmer Mine plan near Haines Southeast Alaska

PEA offers first look at Palmer Mine plan

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. June 3 released a preliminary economic assessment for Palmer that outlines an economically robust and environmentally conscientious mine for the... — Updated 9/26/2019

 

Alaska gov nominates Bokan REE as priority

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Aug. 29 reported that Alaska Gov. Michael Dunleavy has asked the White House to designate Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare earth project as a high priority infrastructure... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Ucore lays out Bokan REE mine strategy

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has unveiled a three-tier strategy for delivering a non-Chinese source of rare earth elements to North American markets from its Bokan Mountain project in Alaska.... — Updated 9/26/2019

 

Graphite Creek PFS drilling now underway

Graphite One Inc. Sept. 23 announced the start of a fall drill program at its Graphite Creek property located near Nome, Alaska. The roughly 800 meters of planned drilling will provide ge... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Trump Executive Order 13817 federal critical minerals strategy REE

U.S. outlines critical mineral strategy

The U.S. Department of Commerce June 4 released "A federal strategy to ensure secure and reliable supplies of critical minerals," an interagency report that outlines a government-wide... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
American Mineral Security National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production

Addressing the critical mineral challenge

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) have teamed up to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing America's "Achilles' heel" – a heavy... — Updated 5/17/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble Limited Partnership Northern Dynasty Minerals NAK NDM

ENGO calls for Pebble claims investigation

As the Pebble Limited Partnership advances the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project through the permitting process, environmental groups opposed to the proposed mine are employing a... — Updated 5/10/2019

 

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