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 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 9/20/2019 Full story

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

Koniag continues a tradition of mining

The Koniag Inc. region covers the Kodiak Archipelago, a group of islands off the southern coast of mainland Alaska better known for their enormous brown bears than vast mineral... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects UKMP Arctic Bornite mine devlopment

BLM requests public input on Ambler Road

United States Bureau of Land Management Aug. 30 published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road to the Federal Register,... — Updated 9/6/2019 Full story

 
USGS, Alaska DGGS develop tool to help guide geologists, mineral explorers

Revealing Alaska's critical minerals

Geologists familiar with Alaska already know the Far North State is a great place to explore for critical minerals and metals such as graphite, rare earths, platinum metals, cobalt and... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
Getting hooked on Cassiterite deposits leads to other critical minerals

Tin – Alaska's gateway critical mineral

With more than 100 known tin occurrences, Alaska is considered the best place in America to establish a domestic source of this critical alloy metal that has defined human progress since... — Updated 8/30/2019 Full story

 
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 8/30/2019 Full story

 

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 8/30/2019 Full story

 

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 8/30/2019 Full story

 

Alaska's topsy-turvy exploration season

As the rest of the country suffers through the Dog Days of summer, Alaska is approaching the end of a topsy-turvy summer season that saw unseasonably hot, dry weather in some parts of the... — Updated 9/6/2019 Full story

 

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 8/30/2019 Full story

 

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 8/30/2019 Full story

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation

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 8/30/2019 Full story

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation

PGEs – the hard-working precious metals

The six platinum group elements – platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium – are amongst the rarest metals on Earth. This scarcity, coupled with PGEs' uses in the... — 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

 
 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

 

Drills testing Saturn porphyry deposit

PolarX Ltd. Aug. 6 reported that initial data from an induced polarization (IP) geophysical survey over the Saturn target at its Alaska Range project has identified large anomalies which... — Updated 8/16/2019 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

 
Curt Freeman throws down rear earth element gauntlet

Freeman throws down rare earth gauntlet

Earlier this month Reuters reported that several agencies within the U.S. Federal government were "rapidly assessing" our domestic ability to mine and refine rare earth elements and... — Updated 7/26/2019 Full story

 

The hope of a nation within Tin City

In the westernmost reaches of Alaska lies "Tin City," a mining settlement that all but disappeared except for a lonely radar station looking out over our seas and skies today. Located on... — Updated 8/2/2019 Full story

 
Lundin MIning invests in Stellar copper gold exploration in Alaska

PolarX readies to test Saturn porphyry

PolarX Ltd. July 10 said a roughly 5,000-meter drill program is slated to begin this month at the Saturn copper‐gold porphyry target within its Alaska Range project. Funded with the rec... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 

Metals feel love, explorers not so much

Earlier this month S&P Global put out a summary indicating that during the first quarter of 2019 metals like copper, zinc and nickel were up quarter over quarter by 11 percent, 22... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Lundin Mining invests in PolarX to option Stellar copper project Alaska

Lundin cuts a Stellar deal with PolarX

Lundin Mining Corp. has agreed to invest AU$4.3 million (US$3 million) to acquire 14.3 percent of PolarX Ltd. shares, a deal that gives the Canada-based miner an option to earn a 51... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA mining mineral exploration business

Ahtna offers great mineral opportunities

When it comes to managing its more than 1.5 million acres of land in a region of Southcentral Alaska renowned for its natural beauty, Copper River salmon, abundant wildlife and one of the... — Updated 5/31/2019 Full story

 

The 2019 mining game is afoot in Alaska

In the famous words of Sherlock Holmes, the game is afoot! After seasonally slower news from Alaska's mining industry in March and April, the dam has broken with over two dozen Alaska... — Updated 5/30/2019 Full story

 

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