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Mining Explorers 2020 Nunavut Agnico Eagle Mines Blue River Gold North Arrow

Few seek new mineral deposits

Already headed toward the lowest level of annual mineral exploration spending in nearly two decades, the mining industry in Nunavut got broadsided by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.... — Updated 1/18/2021 Full story

 
 By J.P. Tangen    Opinion
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It was the best and the worst of times

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, now is a good time to reflect on and prognosticate about Alaska and things mining. First, with regard to things past, from the impeachment to the... — Updated 1/14/2021 Full story

 
In Alaska bismuth is associated with gold deposits such as Fort Knox

US stomachs bismuth import dependence

Would you consider drinking heavy metals to make your stomach feel better? A serum containing arsenic, cadmium, lead or mercury would only make matters worse and could be deadly.... — Updated 12/30/2020 Full story

 
Military tent treated with stibnite antimony fire retardant

Meeting America's strategic antimony need

Best known for its ability to resist heat and corrosion, antimony is in a wide array of consumer goods – from paints and plastics to batteries and wind turbines. This critical mineral... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
Medical imaging niobium supermagnets

Differing paths for critical twin metals

Niobium and tantalum are nearly identical critical mineral twins with unique personalities that takes them on separate career paths in the defense, energy, high-tech and medical sectors.... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
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Barite weighs in on critical minerals list

The United States is heavily dependent on China and other foreign suppliers for its barite, a mineral critical to the petroleum sector. Barite derives from barús, the Ancient Greek word... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
Tungsten metal in SpaceX Falcon rocket engine nozzles during launch

Tough tungsten at high supply risk in US

America's supply of tungsten, an extremely durable metal that is vital to a broad range of American industrial sectors, is at high-risk. A recent U.S. Geological Survey assessment to iden... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
USGS critical mineral supply chain risk tool methodology

USGS sorts critical mineral hierarchy

When you consider the 17 rare earths and six platinum metals individually, more than 50 of the elements on the periodic table have been deemed critical to the economic wellbeing and... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
17 rare earth elements REES include dysprosium neodymium terbium europium

North to Alaska for rare earth elements

Due to their vital importance to American manufacturing and the fact that 100% of U.S. supply comes from overseas, primarily China, rare earth elements top the list of minerals and... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
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COVID exposes chink in US metal armor

In addition to dealing a major blow to the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on a chink in the United States' economic and security armor – an overreliance on foreig... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Ron Thiessen    Opinion
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A lot riding on Alaska's Pebble Mine

Northern Dynasty Minerals first set its sights on Alaska's Pebble deposit in the 1990s. After acquiring the property in 2001, the company spent more than a decade and close to $1 billion... — Updated 10/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
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Fortune resumes exploration near Nico

More than six years after turning its attention to advancing to production the world-class mineral reserves of its Nico project in Northwest Territories, Fortune Minerals Ltd. is again... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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US reliance on mineral imports exposed

National Mining Association President and CEO Rich Nolan says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the risks associated with America's overreliance on foreign supply chains for nearly every... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
Mineralization in road cut at Nico copper gold bismuth copper mine project NWT

New plan for NWT critical metals project

Fortune Minerals Ltd. May 7 announced that it continues to make progress on a new mine plan for its Nico cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper project in Northwest Territories during the... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
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Trump EO is giant leap for space mining

On April 6, President Donald Trump issued an executive order for the United States government to work with industries on moving forward with space exploration, and the exploitation of... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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 9/26/2020

 
 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 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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 9/26/2020

 

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 9/26/2020

 
 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 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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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 9/26/2020

 
 By Curt Freeman    Editorial
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 9/26/2020 Full story

 

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 9/25/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
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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 9/25/2020

 

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