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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 11/15/2019

 
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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 11/15/2019

 
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No viable substitute for critical chromium

A vital ingredient in stainless steel and superalloys, chromium is considered by the United States Geological Survey as "one of the nation's most important strategic and critical... — Updated 11/15/2019

 

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 11/15/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Alaska exploration extends into mild fall

An abnormally long fall has allowed the Alaska mining industry to extend seasonal work well into mid-October, creating a lot of new information about project work conducted around the... — Updated 11/8/2019

 

Partners advance NWT REE mine plans

Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. Oct. 30 announced that Australia-based Cheetah Resources Pty Ltd., a private company recently acquired by Vital Metals Ltd., has made the final cash payment... — Updated 10/31/2019

 

Bumpy ride ahead for NWT mining

While mining activity remained strong in the Northwest Territories in 2019, industry and government officials alike worried that the robust sector, driven largely by production at three... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
Peak Gold exploration Contango ORE Inc. Royal Gold Inc

Partners explore wider Peak Gold potential

Building upon the strong economics of developing a mine at the high-grade Peak Gold project, joint venture partners Contango ORE Inc. (60 percent) and Royal Gold Inc. (40 percent) are inv... — Updated 10/29/2019

 

A Tectonic shift for gold exploration

Emerging on Alaska's exploration scene in 2018, Tectonic Metals Inc. is a new junior mining company that applies a business-first strategy to managing the risks inherent to advancing... — Updated 10/23/2019

 

New Age expands Genesis PGE targets

New Age Metals Inc. Oct. 8 reported that the 2019 Genesis exploration program has significantly expanded the platinum group element-nickel-copper exploration targets on this project in... — Updated 10/18/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Alaska mining traces erratic global trend

If you have watched the metals markets over the last month, you know why Alaska's mineral industry has surged, stalled, swerved, swooped, slowed, shelved and stuttered, sometimes all at... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

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

 

Refining PGM drill targets at Genesis

New Age Metals Inc. July 25 announced the start of a 2019 exploration program focused on mapping hydrothermal alteration to better define drill targets on its Genesis platinum group... — Updated 8/9/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion
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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

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

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

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
magnet rare earth elements REE neodymium and praseodymium

REE project could see output in 2020

Canada is one of the world's richest sources of raw commodities, not least of which are the so-called rare earth elements. While China currently dominates global production and hosts... — Updated 6/27/2019

 
 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

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

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

 
Peak Gold Tetlin skarn gold silver project near Tok Alaska Highway

Peak Gold exploration, marketing continues

Contango ORE Inc. May 13 said the Peak Gold joint venture will carry out a US$6.9 million exploration program at the Peak Gold property near Tok, Alaska. At the same time, the project... — Updated 5/24/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kaminak Gold executives Eira Thomas, Rob Carpenter, Tony Reda, Curt Freeman

Tectonic has big 2019 plans for Alaska

Tectonic Metals Inc. plans to leverage Alaska's underexplored gold potential to create "the number one mineral exploration company in the world." While this is a lofty goal, Tectonic Meta... — Updated 5/24/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Calm before the 2019 exploration storm

As is usually the case this time of year, news about Alaska mineral activities is a bit sparse this month as planning activities are at flank speed ahead of next month's surge in field... — Updated 4/26/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Doyon's vast Tintina Gold Belt potential

With 12.5 million acres of land spanning Alaska's Interior, Doyon Ltd. is the largest private landholder in the state and one of the largest in the nation. For mining and mineral... — Updated 4/26/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Concerning mineral exploration trend 2019

As is usually the case this time of year, the mining industry is awash in backward-looking statements designed to allow for more accurate forward-looking statements. Prime among them is o... — Updated 3/29/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Unbridled enthusiasm keeps miners happy

Those of you that attended the recent Cordilleran Roundup Convention in Vancouver can attest to the exuberant, upbeat atmosphere that pervaded the conference and was very much in... — Updated 3/15/2019

 
Royal Gold Contango Ore Peak Gold joint venture high-grade gold Alaska

Peak Gold JV seeks responsible miner

Royal Gold Inc. Feb. 6 said it has two criteria for any mining company interested in buying the Peak Gold project in Alaska – a willingness to make building a mine at the high-grade gol... — Updated 2/15/2019

 

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