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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 2/21/2020

 
Vital optics metal already a byproduct of mining Red Dog zinc

Fiber-optics, solar drive germanium demand

In addition to being a past producer and a future source of most of the 35 minerals and metals considered critical to the United States, Alaska currently contributes a globally... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
Virtually all flat-panel displays, touchscreens have indium coating

Indium – the everyday metal you never see

If you are reading this article on your computer, tablet or phone, you are almost certainly looking through indium as we speak; and, if that devise happens to be a touchscreen you have... — Updated 2/21/2020

 

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 2/21/2020

 

EV batteries to drive 9x graphite growth

At least 125 million electric vehicles are expected to be traveling global highways by 2030, which means the world is going to need a lot more graphite in the coming decade and beyond.... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
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 2/21/2020

 
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 2/21/2020

 

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 2/21/2020

 
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 2/21/2020

 

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 2/21/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pogo underground mine Alaska on pace to produce 300,000 ounces gold 2020

Alaska mine output drops, nation's rises

Alaska mines produced roughly $3.13 billion worth of non-fuel minerals last year, down roughly 9 percent from the US$3.44 billion in 2018, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020,... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Texas JV moves quickly on REE separation

USA Rare Earth LLC and Texas Mineral Resources Corp. has made a major advancement toward developing the heavy rare earth separation technology that the U.S. Army is looking to invest in.... — Updated 12/20/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Army probes rare earth facility funding

From helmet mounted radios to laser guided missiles, rare earth elements (REE) are an essential ingredient to the advanced hardware used by the U.S. military. These high-tech metals,... — Updated 12/13/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Graphite Creek nominated high priority

In a recent letter to the White House, Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy has requested that U.S. President Donald Trump consider designating the Graphite Creek mine project and associated... — Updated 10/25/2019

 
PEA offers first look at Palmer Mine plan near Haines Southeast Alaska

PEA offers first look at Palmer Mine plan

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. June 3 released a preliminary economic assessment for Palmer that outlines an economically robust and environmentally conscientious mine for the... — Updated 9/26/2019

 

Margaux gets Wildsky approval for Cassiar

Margaux Resources Ltd. June 24 announced a milestone in achieving its plans to acquire and explore the Cassiar gold project in northern British Columbia from Wildsky Resources Inc.,... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Defense Production Act Title 3 rare earth element REE declaration Trump

Trump: rare earths essential to US defense

With the issuance of five presidential determinations related to the domestic production of rare earth metals and magnets, President Donald Trump is making it clear the White House sees... — Updated 9/26/2019

 

Graphite One secures funds to finish PFS

Graphite One Inc. Sept. 9 announced it has secured the funding to finalize a prefeasibility study for its Graphite Creek project in western Alaska. Taiga Mining Company Inc., an Alaska-ba... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 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 9/26/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion
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

 
 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    News
Department of Commerce federal strategy secure reliable critical minerals

Alaska rare earths project gets a nudge

Washington D.C.'s increased interest in securing a steadfast supply of critical minerals may prompt further advancement at Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s Bokan Mountain, a Southeast Alaska... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Mountain Pass Bokan Mountain REE trade war rare earth strategy

Rare earths – more than trade war weapons

When it comes to rare earths, China has a strategy that goes beyond using these high-tech elements as ammunition for the next salvo in a trade war with the United States. This strategy,... — Updated 6/14/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
American Mineral Security National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production

Addressing the critical mineral challenge

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) have teamed up to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing America's "Achilles' heel" – a heavy... — Updated 5/17/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

USGS report shows steady mine output

The value of non-fuel metals produced in Alaska and the United States during 2018 were similar to 2017, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2019, an annual report published by the... — Updated 3/15/2019

 

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