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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 12/9/2019 Full story

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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 12/9/2019 Full story

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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 12/9/2019 Full story


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 12/9/2019 Full story

 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 Full story

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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 11/2/2018

 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
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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 10/26/2018 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
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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 7/13/2018 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
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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 4/6/2018 Full story

 By Ed Fogels    Opinion

Mining Explorers 2016: Mining brightens Alaska economy

The State of Alaska’s mining industry continues to be a bright spot for Alaska’s economy during difficult fiscal times. Thanks to our world-class natural resource endowment, investors continue to be interested in new exploration and... — Updated 2/3/2018 Full story

 By Ed Fogels    Opinion

Mining Explorers 2015: Adversity buffets mining sector

The State of Alaska and its mining industry continue to benefit from a world-class natural resource base while being buffeted by significant challenges, mostly related to downward market trends for minerals and energy. The wide array of... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story


Worth of Alaska mines' output falls 12%

Though lower metals prices weighed on the value of Alaska’s mining sector, the production of minerals, not including coal and oil, in the 49th State topped US$3 billion for the sixth... — Updated 1/26/2018 Full story

 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


DGGS finds undocumented gold, copper occurrences south of Tok

Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys March 10 published a preliminary report on mineral occurrences observed during a 10-day preliminary geologic reconnaissance of the Tok... — Updated 3/20/2016


Geological Material Center considers fees

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys is considering instating a fee schedule for services offered at the Alaska Geologic Materials Center in Anchorage. Fees would help offset increased... — Updated 4/5/2015

 By Shane Lasley    News

AK mines top $3B

Galvanized by higher zinc prices and strong production at Teck Resources Ltd.'s Red Dog Mine, the value of Alaska's mineral production topped US$3 billion for the fifth year running.... — Updated 2/22/2015

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Big move for GMC

It's official! The Alaska Geologic Materials Center (GMC) is set to make the long-awaited move to its new, larger Anchorage quarters on April 6, weather permitting. The center, a unit of the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical... — Updated 1/18/2015 Full story

 By Ed Fogels    Opinion

Mining Explorers 2014: DNR tackles broad spectrum of issues

The increasing crush of complex issues and decisions facing state land managers has a silver lining for Alaskans and our mining industry. It means things are happening. The busier we are at the Department of Natural Resources, the better... — Updated 11/2/2014

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior targets huge Darnley Bay prospect

You say the world's frontiers have all been conquered, and Nature's riddles have all been solved? Don't tell that to Darnley Bay Resources Ltd. The Toronto-based junior is celebrating two decades this summer of working to unravel one of... — Updated 6/30/2013

 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska miners get their day in Juneau

The 28th Alaska Legislature has forwarded a slew of bills to the desk of Gov. Sean Parnell that are aimed at recognizing the Last Frontier's rich mining history and ensuring the industry... — Updated 4/28/2013

 By Shane Lasley    News

Geopolitics trump geology in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - In contrast to the geology, geochemistry and geophysics that dominates discussions at most mining conventions, geopolitics grabbed the limelight at the 2012 Alaska Strategic... — Updated 12/30/2012

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Infrastructure tips scale for projects

Location, location, location," the old adage goes, summing up the opportunities and challenges faced by the real estate industry. Well, "infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure," can offer the same insights into the problems of mo... — Updated 9/30/2012

 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska geologists unearth rare earths

Putting Alaska on the map as a domestic source of rare earth elements and other strategic and critical minerals is a priority of Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell. During the 2012 budget cycle,... — Updated 7/29/2012

 By Dan Sullivan    Opinion

Mining Explorers 2011: Alaska takes strategic initiative

A thriving minerals industry is essential for Alaska's economic growth. If Alaska were a country, we would be among the top 10 countries in the world for coal, zinc, copper, lead, zinc, and silver resources. By responsibly developing... — Updated 11/6/2011


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