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 By Shane Lasley    News
A large Cat mine truck, water truck, and dozer at the Manh Choh gold mine.

North of 60 Mining News 2023 Top 10

From breaking ground at Alaska's next gold mine to the advancement of North of 60 projects focused on delivering the metals needed for the transition of low-carbon energy, and an impressive safety... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

 
Helicopters deliver water to battle wildfires near Yellowknife.

Wildfires upset NWT mineral exploration

With a summer marred by unprecedented wildfires behind them, companies exploring the mineral-rich Northwest Territories are reporting impressive results from their 2023 programs. Seeking new deposit... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Chess board underlain by China and US flags representing strategic positioning.

AMA gathering abuzz with critical minerals

From Pentagon's $37.5M grant to Graphite One to emerging nickel deposits, critical minerals are a hot AK mining topic. With Washington investing billions of dollars into ensuring safe and secure... — Updated 11/30/2023 Full story

 
Colorful balanced stones in shallow waters near a beach.

Rare earths future hangs in the balance

A growing imbalance in the supply and demand for rare earths is creating a challenge for the companies that produce this suite of technology elements and an opportunity for the scientists seeking... — Updated 11/20/2023 Full story

 
Golden Gate Bridge disappears into low clouds over San Francisco Bay.

Bridging the US battery supply chain chasm

There is nearly a $1 trillion chasm between where the United States' lithium battery supply chain is today and where it needs to be by 2035 in order to build the envisioned green energy future... — Updated 9/13/2023 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Underground mine in an outline of Alaska on a critical minerals background.

Alaska critical minerals summit in DC

Alaska mining and Washington policy leaders gather to discuss forging a path forward to critical minerals in US's Arctic state. Building upon the discussions and strategic ideas set in motion during... — Updated 7/29/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Pin in a map north of Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Yellowknife emerging as EV metals hub

The Northwest Territories capital city of Yellowknife is emerging as a northern link in North America's electric vehicle supply chain. Already home to Canada's only rare earths mine, a... — Updated 4/10/2023 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Closeup of columns of liquids during the separation of rare earths with RapidSX.

North of 60 rare earth executive carousel

Vital Metals CEO resigns after just 4 months; Ucore adds former Vital top executive to its growing team. With former Vital Metals Ltd. Managing Director Geoff Atkins joining the team at Ucore Rare... — Updated 4/8/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Excavator loads gold-rich ore into a truck at Kinross Alaska's Fort Knox Mine.

Alaska mine production tops $4.5 billion

More gold, strong zinc prices helped push value higher; critical minerals could add a boost moving forward. Alaska mines produced approximately $4.51 billion worth of nonfuel minerals last year, a 1... — Updated 3/11/2023

 
Aerial view of the Nechalacho rare earths mine in Canada’s NWT.

Ramping up rare earths mining

Less than three years after bringing its ambition to mine rare earth elements to Canada, Vital Metals Ltd. is rapidly establishing its presence on the world stage as one of few miners of rare earth... — Updated 1/17/2023 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
As the sun sets, crews mine rare earths ore from a deposit at Nechalacho in NWT.

A Vital pivot in rare earths strategy

Following an AU$45 million (US$31.6 million) infusion of cash in July, Vital Metals Ltd. has gone through some significant changes that are being reflected in a new strategy that slows the ramp-up... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
NWT First Nations drummers on the ore sorter catwalk at Nechalacho.

Cheetah honored with NWT MAX award

Honored for local hire and business opportunities at Canada's first rare earths mine. Cheetah Resources Corp. Nov. 20 announced that it has been honored with the 2022 Northwest Territories Mining... — Updated 11/23/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Underground chrome mine in an outline of Alaska and critical minerals.

49 critical minerals in the 49th State

From antimony historically mined near the Interior Alaska city of Fairbanks to the zinc and germanium produced at the Red Dog Mine, America's 49th State is a past producer, and a potential future... — Updated 11/16/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
The orange hue of the tent camp matches the dusk horizon at Graphite Creek.

Graphite Creek criticality on the rise

A shortage of the graphite required for the lithium-ion batteries powering the transition to electric mobility is elevating the criticality of Graphite One Inc.'s plans to develop a mine in Alaska... — Updated 10/27/2022

 
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, diagnostics, and o... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Piles of praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

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 future has elev... — Updated 9/15/2022 Full story

 
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 sound... — 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 futuristic, se... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Inside of a Neo Performance Materials rare earth facility.

Neo adds Greenland REE mine to portfolio

Hudson Resources Inc. August 22 announced it has signed an agreement with Neo Performance Materials Inc. to sell its Sarfartoq Carbonatite Complex in southwest Greenland. Located roughly 35 miles... — Updated 8/25/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
A Nechalacho ore sorter operator looks over bags of rare earths concentrates.

NWT mining future takes a critical turn

Rare earths from the Nechalacho Mine being delivered into the supply chain marks the opening of a new critical minerals chapter in the story of mining in Northwest Territories – a saga that includ... — Updated 7/7/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Float plane lands at Ucore’s uranium and rare earths project in Alaska.

Alaska uranium deposit attracts interest

With renewed interest in nuclear to generate zero-carbon electricity for the clean energy future, coupled with Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine, the past-producing Ross-Adams uranium mine on Ucore Ra... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A drill tests the Bokan Mountain critical minerals mine project in Alaska.

Ucore launches program to advance Bokan

With its Alaska Strategic Metals Complex on pace for completion in 2024, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has launched a trenching and bulk sampling program at Bokan Mountain that will provide the... — Updated 5/19/2022

 
RapidSX Ucore Rare Metals Alaska SMC Strategic Metals Complex

RapidSX REE separation tech nearly ready

Innovation Metals Corp. Jan. 4 reported that the RapidSX rare earths and critical minerals separation technology it developed for use at Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s planned Alaska Strategic Metals... — Updated 1/27/2022

 
 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

 
Ucore Rare Metals Bokan Mountain rare earths Alaska Prince Wales Dotson Ridge

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 project in... — Updated 12/2/2021

 

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