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A colorful sunset paints the horizon orange at the Graphite Creek project in AK.

North to the critical mineral future

The increasing number of electric vehicles charged with renewable energy, connected to 5G networks, and boasting the computing power of 200 laptops to autonomously traverse global... — Updated 1/20/2023 Full story

 
Outcropping rock with copper mineralization that is blue from oxidization.

Northern BC offers ESG mining benefits

Working with First Nations is key to unlocking the Golden Triangle's vast potential. A world-class copper-gold district that is also enriched with nickel, cobalt, platinum group metals,... — Updated 1/18/2023 Full story

 
Box of black core from drilling at the Turnagain nickel-cobalt project in BC.

Larger Turnagain nickel-cobalt resource

Giga Metals Corp. Oct. 27 reported a 41.5% increase in measured and indicated resources at its Turnagain nickel-cobalt project in Northern BC. Since calculating an updated resource in... — Updated 11/3/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
The orange hue of the tent camp matches the dusk horizon at Graphite Creek.

Graphite Creek criticality on the rise

A shortage of the graphite required for the lithium-ion batteries powering the transition to electric mobility is elevating the criticality of Graphite One Inc.'s plans to develop a mine... — Updated 10/27/2022

 
Cobalt is a transition metal between iron and nickel on the periodic table.

Critical cobalt overshadowed by lithium

Replacing this oft-maligned lithium-ion battery metal comes at a cost Traditionally a headline-grabbing metal due to the perceived human rights and monetary costs it adds to lithium-ion... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
Bottle of nickel sulfate from BHP’s Kwinana refinery in Western Australia.

More low-carbon nickel the plea for 2022

Tesla and other automakers clamor for nickel suppliers with low CO2 footprint Tesla CEO Elon Musk's 2020 appeal to "please mine more nickel" served as a rallying cry for mining companies... — Updated 9/16/2022

 
Infotainment and navigation system interface in a Tesla Model X EV.

Minerals critical to the EV Revolution

Electric Vehicles require six times the minerals than their fossil fuel forebearers With even the most basic models boasting sophisticated driver-assist, navigation, infotainment, diagnos... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Female technician with a section of drill core at the Turnagain nickel project.

Mitsubishi joins Giga Metals at Turnagain

Giga Metals Corp. Aug. 15 announced that Mitsubishi Corp. has entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to advance the development of a mine at the Turnagain nickel-cobalt... — Updated 8/18/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Newcrest Mining British Columbia mining Canada First Nation Tahltan iTOTEM

Mineral exploration is critical to BC

British Columbia and the First Nation people in Canada's westernmost province are poised to benefit from the increased need for minerals to build a low-carbon future, according to a new... — Updated 2/17/2022

 
 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

 
Critical Minerals Alliances cobalt DRC First Cobalt Tesla EV electric vehicle

Solving the critical cobalt conundrum

The envisioned green future where every North American is driving a battery-powered electric vehicle charged with renewable energy could be undermined by cobalt, a somewhat scarce and con... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
nickel Tesla Battery Day Critical Minerals Alliances Elon Musk Nickel West BHP

Miners answer Musk call for more nickel

"Please mine more nickel," these four words from Tesla CEO Elon Musk reverberated across the global mining sector and raised awareness of how fundamental nickel is to the lithium-ion... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
Controlled Thermal Resources Hell's Kitchen California geothermal energy Tesla

Titans forge critical lithium alliances

The lightest of all the metals in the universe, lithium has emerged as the namesake for the batteries powering electric vehicles down global highways and storing renewable energy for... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
Giga Metals Turnagain PFS British Columbia Canada 2021 field program upgrade

Drills turning at Turnagain mine project

Giga Metals Corp. July 5 announced the start of a 2021 field program focused on upgrading the resource and collecting other data needed for a prefeasibility study for its Turnagain... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
critical minerals Alaska EV graphite copper zinc cobalt lithium-ion batteries

Once in a century opportunity for Alaska

From a world-class graphite deposit in the Northwest to rare earths on the Southeast Panhandle, Alaska has the potential to offer a sustainable and secure supply to meet the coming... — Updated 4/29/2021 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2020 British Columbia Skeena Resources Benchmark Metals

BC explorers adapt to challenging 2020

Challenged by a global pandemic and a particularly wet summer, many of Northern British Columbia's mineral explorers became adept to adjusting on the fly as they endeavored to unlock the... — Updated 2/4/2021 Full story

 
Giga Metals Turnagain nickel cobalt project core boxes BC Golden Triangle

BC nickel-cobalt mine needs more work

Giga Metals Corp. Oct. 28 published a preliminary economic assessment that outlines a mine at its Turnagain project in Northern British Columbia that would produce an average of 33,215 me... — Updated 11/5/2020

 
Turnagain battery metals nickel cobalt project British Columbia

More nickel, cobalt in Turnagain deposit

Giga Metals Corp. Sept. 19 announced expanded resources and improved grades at its Turnagain nickel project in northern British Columbia. Incorporating the 36 infill holes drilled in 2018... — Updated 9/26/2020

 

UBC researches storing CO2 in tailings

Giga Metals Corp. July 29 reported that Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has agreed to be part of a consortium of government agencies and industry partners, including Giga Metals, that... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
Nickel cobalt exploration drilling mine development BC

Drills confirm Turnagain nickel, cobalt

Giga Metals Corp. Jan. 30 reported results from 38 holes drilled last year at the company's Turnagain nickel-cobalt project in northern British Columbia. A resource calculated in conjunct... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
Hard Creek Nickel, Giga Metals battery metals project BC

B.C. nickel-cobalt project gets notice, cash

Giga Metals Corp. (formerly Hard Creek Metals Corp.) July 11 said it has agreed to sell a 2 percent net smelter return royalty on all future metal production from the Turnagain nickel-cob... — Updated 9/25/2020

 

Golden opportunities outweigh BC policy

Whether it be precious metals such as gold and silver, base metals like copper and zinc, or battery metals like nickel and cobalt, northern British Columbia is rich in the type of metal... — Updated 8/14/2020 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2018 British Columbia BC mining and mineral exploration

A century of Premier northern BC mining

In 1918, the Premier gold mine opened a few miles north of Stewart, a mining town that is the southern gateway to British Columbia's famed Golden Triangle. Over the ensuing 34 years,... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

 

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