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 By Shane Lasley    News
The 3rd element on the periodic table, lithium, is an ideal metal for batteries.

Alaska lithium discovery at Coal Creek

Nearly all the 50 minerals critical to the United States can be found at mines, deposits, and prospects across Alaska. Intriguing lithium occurrences, however, have not been identified... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
Core from historical drilling at Coal Creek tin-silver-lithium target in Alaska.

Coal Creek scans show wide lithium zone

Discovery Alaska Ltd. May 23 reported that its initial scanning with a handheld analyzer identified lithium across the entire length of core from 12 historical holes drilled at the Coal... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kinross Gold AIDEA critical minerals rare earth elements REE zinc Red Dog Teck

Alaska mine output continues to rise

Alaska mines produced roughly $3.89 billion worth of nonfuel minerals last year, a 23% increase over the estimated $3.16 billion produced in the 49th State during 2020, according to... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
AME Award recipients 2021 Jill Tsolinas Ted Muraro John McConnell Victoria Gold

AME to celebrate mining excellence at Gala

The Association for Mineral Exploration will recognize 11 leaders who have made significant contributions to the mineral exploration and development industry during the AME Roundup 2022.... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
Cook Inlet Region CIRI ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50 anniversary

CIRI real estate extends beyond Tikahtnu

With more than half of Alaska's entire population living within its region, Cook Inlet Region Inc., more commonly known as CIRI, is the most metropolitan of the 12 landholding Alaska... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
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

 
Critical Minerals Alliances tin Rio Tinto MIT solder tin Ucore Rare Metals Tofty

Tin has been critical for 5,500 years

From the advancements of technology during the Bronze Age to the computers and telecommunication systems of today's Big Data Era, tin has been critical to human progress for at least... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
antimony Critical Minerals Alliances stibnite World War II MIT TerraScale

Antimony may be a renewable energy hero

An unsung war hero that saved countless American troops during World War II, an overlooked battery material that has played a pivotal role in storing electricity for more than 100 years,... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kinross Gold Corp. Fort Knox USGS critical minerals Mineral Commodity Summaries

Alaska mine output rises, nation's drops

Alaska mines produced roughly $3.16 billion worth of non-fuel minerals during 2020, a slight increase over the $3.13 billion during 2019, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2021... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
Tin solder soldering iron computer circuit board

Tin is the glue for the tech revolution

Cans, cups, roofs, and foil hats are likely the first things that come to mind when thinking about tin – none of which conjure images of a metal that should be considered critical to a... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
Lightweight heat resistant strong durable aerospace metal

Titanium demand is nearly all white

The United States imported more than 90% of the 1.4 million metric tons of titanium minerals it consumed during 2019. What the mass majority of this critical mineral was used for, however... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
Quantum computers using germanium transistors

The quantum realm of Alaska germanium

While Alaska is regarded as a geological storehouse of minerals critical to the United States, it is less renowned as a current globally significant supplier of germanium, a zinc... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
 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 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

CIRI real estate extends beyond Tikahtnu

With more than half of Alaska's entire population living within its region, Cook Inlet Region Inc., more commonly known as CIRI, is the most metropolitan of the 12 landholding Alaska... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 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 9/25/2020

 
Alaska DGGS geochemical data Northeast Tanacross project 2018

DGGS publishes data from Tanacross survey

Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Oct. 30 published major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected from the Northeast Tanacross project in 2018.... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Titanium dioxide USGS critical mineral paint aerospace

Critical Minerals Alaska – Titanium

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 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Red Mountain chromite mine Border Ranges Fault US critical minerals

Critical Minerals Alaska – Chromite

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 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Bronze age weapons and tools critical mineral tin Alaska

Critical Minerals Alaska – Tin

Primarily associated with cans, cups and roofs, tin may not be the flashiest metal on the market, but it has been a strategic metal that has defined human progress since the onset of the... — Updated 9/24/2020

 

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 8/14/2020

 
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 6/22/2020

 
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 6/22/2020

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation chromium

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 6/22/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

2017 mine values flat

According to the United States Geological Survey’s annual report, “Mineral Commodity Summaries 2017,” the value of non-fuel minerals produced in the United States and Alaska during... — Updated 1/19/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Peak Gold resource

Having outlined 1.26 million ounces of gold, 5.11 million oz of silver and 39.6 million pounds of copper in the measured and indicated resource category at the Peak deposits, Royal Gold a... — Updated 1/15/2018

 

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