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 By Shane Lasley    News
Mineshaft outlined by Alaska on a background of mineral periodic table entries.

AIDEA for Alaska critical mineral funding

HB122 would authorize AIDEA to issue up to $300 million in bonds and leverage federal funding for critical mineral infrastructure projects in Alaska. Home to 49 out of the 50 minerals deemed... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A battery cutout with a voltage symbol being held up to an orange sunset.

Graphite One selects Ohio for refinery

Secures former critical minerals stockpile site to build graphite processing and battery materials recycling plant. Graphite One Inc. plans to transform a former national defense critical minerals... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Molten gold pours into a bar mold at the Fort Knox mine.

Alaska mine value tops $4 billion in 2023

Zinc contributed most to state's mine production value during 2023; gold is poised to take the crown and make run toward 1 million ounces per year. At a value of $1.5 billion, zinc held onto its... — Updated 3/12/2024 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A large Cat mine truck, water truck, and dozer at the Manh Choh gold mine.

North of 60 Mining News 2023 Top 10

From breaking ground at Alaska's next gold mine to the advancement of North of 60 projects focused on delivering the metals needed for the transition of low-carbon energy, and an impressive safety... — Updated 1/17/2024 Full story

 
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Critical Mineral Alliances are forged

Data Mine North launched the first edition of Critical Minerals Alliances in 2021 with the hopes that this annual magazine would play some small role in helping to build alliances "that are not... — Updated 10/5/2023 Full story

 
A U.S. versus China chess board with metallic gold and silver pieces.

China plays gallium, germanium pieces

As the White House continues to dole out hundreds of billions of dollars to position America as the global leader in clean energy and digital technologies, Beijing initiates a strategy to put Americ... — Updated 10/5/2023 Full story

 
Rows of solar panels at the Natural Bridges National Monument.

Aluminum caught in green energy paradox

Aluminum has been classified as critical by the United States, European Union, Canada, and even China. At first glance, one may wonder how such a ubiquitous metal could possibly be critical. The... — Updated 9/13/2023 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Underground mine in an outline of Alaska on a critical minerals background.

Alaska critical minerals take center stage

From the Pentagon's multi-million-dollar investment in Graphite One Inc. to China's restrictions on the exports of gallium and germanium, Alaska's current critical minerals supply and future... — Updated 8/31/2023

 
An infographic showing the composition of an electric vehicle battery.

Alaska's crust: A battery to clean energy

For those in the know, Alaska's resources aren't just some surprise windfall for renewable energy technologies. While precious metals like gold and silver have been the primary focus of more than a... — Updated 8/24/2023

 
Map of the Allegra project in Alaska’s new Nikolai nickel-cobalt-PGM district.

Resolution stakes Alaska nickel project

Resolution Minerals Ltd. Aug. 21 announced that it staked a 114-square-mile land package in an area of Alaska prospective for nickel with associated copper, cobalt, and platinum group metals.... — Updated 8/24/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Underground mine in an outline of Alaska on a critical minerals background.

Alaska critical minerals summit in DC

Alaska mining and Washington policy leaders gather to discuss forging a path forward to critical minerals in US's Arctic state. Building upon the discussions and strategic ideas set in motion during... — Updated 7/29/2023

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
A breathtaking photo of the Denali National Park in Alaska.

Alaska can fuel American clean energy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska: Gathering together leaders, decision-makers, and experts toward the common goal of understanding the value of Alaska's mineral endowment and how to unlock it for America's... — Updated 3/23/2023

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Excavator loads gold-rich ore into a truck at Kinross Alaska's Fort Knox Mine.

Alaska mine production tops $4.5 billion

More gold, strong zinc prices helped push value higher; critical minerals could add a boost moving forward. Alaska mines produced approximately $4.51 billion worth of nonfuel minerals last year, a... — Updated 3/11/2023

 
Wooden tiles with each of the elements on the periodic table.

Critical minerals are not set in stone

Supply, demand, and risks to the US supply chain define criticality Metaphorically speaking, critical minerals are not set in stone. Instead, the criticality of these basic building blocks of... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 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 in America's... — 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 Creek... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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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 Mineral... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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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. "The AME... — 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 Native... — Updated 1/6/2022 Full story

 
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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. "Graphite demand... — Updated 10/7/2021 Full story

 
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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 5,500 years.... — Updated 9/30/2021 Full story

 
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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, and a... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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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 published by... — Updated 2/10/2021 Full story

 
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, may come... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
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 byproduct... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 

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