The mining newspaper for Alaska and Canada's North

(8) stories found containing 'alaska2023'


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 8 of 8

  • A North of 60 rare earths supply chain

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 2, 2021

    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 Territories, Saskatchewan, and Alaska. Vital has already established Canada's only rare earths mine at its Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories and is building a processing facility in Saskatchewan to upgrade the high-grade ore into a midstream carbonated product with a mix of rare...

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

    USFS okays Bokan rare earths exploration

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 2, 2021

    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 Southeast Alaska. Located on Prince of Wales Island, the Dotson Ridge deposit at Ucore's Bokan Mountain project hosts 4.79 million metric tons of indicated resource containing 31,722 metric tons of total rare earth oxides – 14 lanthanide elements, yttrium, and scandium – plus 1.05 met...

  • Ketchikan Alaska Ucore Rare Metals Southeast Conference Strategic Metals Complex

    A SE Alaska resource development complex

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 14, 2021

    Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Oct. 7 announced that it has entered into a memorandum of agreement with Alaska's Southeast Conference for the evaluation and potential establishment of a Natural Resource Development Complex that would host Ucore's planned Alaska Strategic Metals Complex, a facility for processing rare earth elements and other critical minerals. "The establishment of the MOA between Ucore and Southeast Conference is an important moment in the development of the Alaska S...

  • REE rare earth elements 17 15 lanthanides yttrium scandium USGS Mojave Desert

    Made in North America rare earths return

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Sep 16, 2021

    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 these 17 elements critical to our modern high-tech society – an apparent paradox that speaks to the complexities of these enigmatic metals. The irony of rare earth elements (REEs) begins with their name, which is at the same time a misnomer and accurate descriptor. "All the REEs except p... Full story

  • Ucore Rare Metals National Mining Association NMA Bokan Mountain REE

    Future US rare earths supplier joins NMA

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 19, 2021

    Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Aug. 11 announced that it has joined the National Mining Association, which advocates for United States mining to Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and others in Washington, D.C. Ucore's joining with the more than 250 other corporate and organization members of NMA coincides with its preparation to construct the Alaska Strategic Metals Complex rare earth element processing facility by the end of 2023. "Ucore's membership in the National...

  • Ucore Rare Metals Innovations Metals US supply chain plan Biden administration

    US supply chain plan, Alaska2023 aligned

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 17, 2021

    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 rare earth elements supply chain in the United States. "We are very pleased with the White House's concern for REEs and its efforts to spur the domestic production of critical materials," said Ucore Rare Metals Chairman and CEO Pat Ryan. Based on the feedback from a 100-day American supply...

  • Ucore Rare Metals Inc Innovation Metals Corp REE AIDEA SMC Ketchikan Alaska2023

    Ucore strengthens support for Alaska SMC

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 28, 2021

    The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the formalization of a preliminary due-diligence process for a potential US$3 million to US$5 million investment for the development and commercial-scale operation of the rare earths separation facility Ucore Rare Metals Inc. plans to build near the Southeast Alaska port town of Ketchikan. Development of this Alaska Strategic Metals Complex, or Alaska SMC, is the first step towar... Full story

  • Ucore rare earth element salts SMC Alaska test tubes separation

    Ucore ships Bokan REE sample for testing

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 22, 2020

    Ucore Rare Metals Inc., which has set a plan in motion to begin producing rare earth elements in Alaska by 2023, has shipped more than 1.5 metric tons of material from its Bokan Mountain project to Innovation Metal Corp.'s RapidSX facility in Ontario for concentration and REE separation testing. Ucore acquired Innovation Metals earlier this year and is operating the company as a subsidiary to further advance RapidSX technology for the separation and purification of rare earth...