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 By Shane Lasley    In-depth 
Closeup of highly mineralized half core from drilling at Eskay Creek in BC.

BC First Nations forge mining alliances

British Columbia's Golden Triangle is poised for a mining boom that raises the bar when it comes to achieving the higher environmental, social, and guidance expectations for companies... — Updated 2/2/2023 Full story

 
A colorful sunset paints the horizon orange at the Graphite Creek project in AK.

North to the critical mineral future

The increasing number of electric vehicles charged with renewable energy, connected to 5G networks, and boasting the computing power of 200 laptops to autonomously traverse global... — Updated 1/20/2023 Full story

 
Representation of the milestones along the path to 2027 gold project at Lawyers.

Benchmark Metals passes golden milestone

Racing past a milestone that marks roughly the midpoint of its planned path to production at Lawyers, Benchmark Metals Inc. completed a preliminary economic assessment in August that... — Updated 1/18/2023

 
Outcropping rock with copper mineralization that is blue from oxidization.

Northern BC offers ESG mining benefits

Working with First Nations is key to unlocking the Golden Triangle's vast potential. A world-class copper-gold district that is also enriched with nickel, cobalt, platinum group metals,... — Updated 1/18/2023 Full story

 
A colorful sunset backdrops a graphite exploration camp in Alaska.

Graphite One advances US supply strategy

Pushes ahead AK mine, WA plant to meet vast EV battery demand. As automakers look to secure the graphite required for lithium-ion batteries that will power the hundreds of millions of ele... — Updated 1/17/2023 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... — Updated 10/27/2022

 
Bottle of nickel sulfate from BHP’s Kwinana refinery in Western Australia.

More low-carbon nickel the plea for 2022

Tesla and other automakers clamor for nickel suppliers with low CO2 footprint Tesla CEO Elon Musk's 2020 appeal to "please mine more nickel" served as a rallying cry for mining companies... — Updated 9/16/2022

 
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, diagnos... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

Automakers move into lithium mining space

General Motors, Stellantis, and Tesla moving further up battery supply chain With the batteries powering the electric vehicle revolution demanding more lithium than miners can produce, th... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Illustrated map showing gold-silver deposits and future mill site at Lawyers.

PEA outlines robust Lawyers gold mine

Benchmark Metals Inc. Aug. 16 published results from a preliminary economic assessment that outlines an economically robust mine at its Lawyers project in Northern British Columbia that... — Updated 8/18/2022

 
A geologist inspects a large rock face at the AGB gold-silver deposit in BC.

Benchmark identifies AGB drill targets

Benchmark Metals Inc. July 27 announced plans to drill multiple new targets near the AGB deposit on the company's Lawyers gold-silver project in Northern British Columbia. One of three... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
Drill rig being set up to test for gold at Benchmark Metals’ Lawyers project.

Benchmark upgrades Lawyers gold resource

Benchmark Metals Inc. June 13 announced that its Lawyers gold-silver project in Northern British Columbia now hosts 2.74 million ounces of gold and 52.9 million oz of silver in the measur... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
Drill tests for gold and silver on the Lawyers property in Tahltan Territory.

Benchmark, Tahltan sign Lawyers deal

Benchmark Metals Inc. May 31 announced the signing of a new agreement with the Tahltan Central Government that establishes processes that allow the Tahltan First Nation to engage and... — Updated 6/9/2022

 
Geologist examines core from drilling at the Lawyers gold-silver project.

Benchmark taps familiar gold at Marmot

Benchmark Metals Inc. May 24 reported that drilling cut high-grade gold and silver within a wider zone of mineralization in the Marmot discovery area of the company's Lawyers property in... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
Geologist logs drill core at the Lawyer’s mineral exploration property, BC.

Dukes Ridge delivering gold at Lawyers

Benchmark Metals Inc. April 29 reported that strong results from this year's resource expansion drilling at Dukes Ridge indicates that this deposit still has gold and silver to... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
Cliff Creek Duke Ridge Benchmark Metals Lawyers project British Columbia map

Expanding Cliff Creek-Duke Ridge deposit

Benchmark Metals Inc. Jan. 28 reported that the latest results from its 2021 drill program is continuing to expand Cliff Creek South, a newly discovered expansion area of the Cliff Creek... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
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Assays are still pending going into 2022

Assays are pending, the unofficial slogan of the 2021 mineral exploration season across Alaska and Canada's North, is a phrase that continues to echo in a void left by the lack of drill r... — Updated 2/3/2022

 
Benchmark Metals Lawyers project British Columbia Canada Marmot Black Lake

Benchmark fast-tracks Lawyers exploration

Continuing a massive drill campaign launched in 2020, Benchmark Metals Inc. completed 83,570 meters of drilling at Lawyers during 2021. This includes resource upgrade and expansion... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 
British Columbia Canada assay labs Tahltan First Nation Skeena Resources

Northern BC explorers load up assay labs

Despite a season challenged by heavy rains and an early snowstorm, the massive amount of exploration carried out in Northern British Columbia during 2021 piled loads of drill core and... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 

Benchmark taps strong gold-silver at AGB

Benchmark Metals Inc. Jan. 12 reported strong gold and silver mineralization from infill and expansion drilling at the AGB deposit on the company's Lawyers project in Northern British... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
Golden Horseshoe gold silver drill rig dozer sunset British Columbia Canada

Cliff Creek Mid bodes well for Lawyers PEA

Benchmark Metals Inc. Nov. 8 reported that drilling has encountered additional near-surface, high-grade and bulk-tonnage gold-silver mineralization that could improve the economics of... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
Graphite One Alaska Nouveau Monde Nevada Matawinie project Quebec Canada

EV revolution drives graphite demand

The global transition to electric vehicles plugged into renewable energy sources is powering enormous demand for graphite, the single largest ingredient in lithium-ion batteries.... — Updated 10/7/2021 Full story

 
World Bank copper new oil low-carbon EV electric transition Goldman Sachs

Renewable revolution energizes copper

Considering the almost unfathomable quantities that will be needed to power the global shift to low-carbon energy and electric mobility, copper is the most critical of the minerals and... — Updated 9/17/2021 Full story

 
Critical Minerals Alliances EV electric vehicles GM partnership Rio Tinto

Soaring critical energy minerals demand

Global governments and industries are setting increasingly ambitious targets for the phasing out of fossil fuel-burning automobiles in favor of electric vehicles charged with green... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
Controlled Thermal Resources Hell's Kitchen California geothermal energy Tesla

Titans forge critical lithium alliances

The lightest of all the metals in the universe, lithium has emerged as the namesake for the batteries powering electric vehicles down global highways and storing renewable energy for... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 

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