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An EV drives past wind turbines on a rural road to the mountains.

Canada to feed a minerals hungry world

Develops strategy to be the world's critical minerals supplier of choice Understanding that the renewable energy and electric vehicle revolution offers a "generational opportunity for... — Updated 9/29/2022

 
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

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Piles of praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

Alaska's minerals – a national imperative

Russia's invasion of Ukraine, America's tenuous relationship with China, and global competition for the enormous volume of mined materials needed to build the envisioned clean energy futu... — Updated 9/15/2022 Full story

 
Tin solder is being used to repair a computer microcircuit.

Overlooked tin connects the Digital Age

From flashlights to supercomputers, tin is the glue for an electronic age Lost in the clamor for lithium, nickel and other metals needed for the batteries powering electric vehicles and... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
A drill tests for high-grade VMS mineralization from a mountainside at Palmer.

American Pacific to acquire Constantine

Under a deal announced on Aug. 15, American Pacific Mining Corp. will gain 44.9% ownership of the Palmer zinc-copper-silver-gold-barite mine project in Southeast Alaska through the... — Updated 8/25/2022

 
Piles of praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

Alaska is Well-Positioned to Lead the Nation's Critical Minerals Industry

Modern society depends on the responsible development of a wide variety of minerals and metals. These commodities are used in numerous consumer products, such as cellular phones,... — Updated 8/18/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
A Nechalacho ore sorter operator looks over bags of rare earths concentrates.

NWT mining future takes a critical turn

Rare earths from the Nechalacho Mine being delivered into the supply chain marks the opening of a new critical minerals chapter in the story of mining in Northwest Territories – a saga... — Updated 7/7/2022 Full story

 
 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Felix Gold Millrock Resources Fairbanks Mining District project generator 2022

Busy 2022 on Millrock's Alaska projects

From an expected multimillion-dollar exploration program on the hardrock sources of the placer gold discovered by Felix Pedro in the Fairbanks Mining District 120 years ago to... — Updated 3/4/2022

 
Nikolai Millrock Resources Alaska rare earth elements REE Delta Junction map

Millrock generates Alaska nickel project

Millrock Resources Inc. Feb. 14 announced that it has assembled an extensive land package covering nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals prospects in Alaska's underexplored... — Updated 2/24/2022

 
Mining Explorers 2021 magazine Millrock Alaska gold exploration map

Millrock generates Alaska gold projects

As a project-generating exploration company, Millrock Resources Inc. identifies and secures grassroots mineral projects and brings on partners to fund the high-risk early stages of... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 
ATAC Resources Connaught Yukon Canada Rackla Gold exploration trenching

ATAC perseveres after tote road setback

ATAC Resources Ltd. focused its 2021 mineral exploration largely on the East Goldfield project in Nevada and the Connaught project in western Yukon, a departure from more than a decade... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 
Alaska copper mines NANA Pebble Limited Partnership Millrock Exploration PolarX

The emerging new oil pipeline in Alaska

Goldman Sachs' declaration that "copper is the new oil" may serve as a foreshadowing of Alaska's economic future, one that is not so heavily reliant on the revenues from petroleum... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 
Doyon ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50th anniversary Data Mine North

Partnerships unlock golden Doyon potential

It is hard to quantify which is more impressive, the sheer size of the estate owned by Doyon Ltd. or the rich and underexplored mineral potential on the lands owned by the Alaska Native... — Updated 1/6/2022 Full story

 
Koniag ANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 50 anniversary Data Mine North

Large resources enrich Koniag lives

The Koniag Inc. region covers the Kodiak Archipelago, a group of islands off the southern coast of mainland Alaska better known for their enormous brown bears than vast mineral... — Updated 1/6/2022 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
 By Rod Boyce    Guest Column
University of Fairbanks Alaska Geophysical Institute Anupma Prakash

UAF's HyLab is ready for the minerals hunt

Alaska contains minerals essential to the national defense, renewable energy and electronics industries. Finding those minerals, however, can be difficult in such a vast and geologically... — Updated 6/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Victoria Gold GT Western Copper Rio Tinto Newmont Coeur Yukon British Columbia

Major moves on northern mine projects

The ultimate goal for most junior exploration companies is to discover and advance a mineral deposit to the point that it is large and rich enough to attract the attention of a major... — Updated 6/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Rio Tinto Canada investment Casino porphyry deposit Yukon

Rio Tinto places C$25.6M bet on Casino

Rio Tinto Canada Inc. is investing C$25.6 million (US$21.2 million) to acquire a roughly 8% stake in Western Copper and Gold Corp. and a foothold in the exploration company's Casino... — Updated 6/3/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Vital Metals Avalon Advanced Materials Northwest Territories Canada Nechalacho

Vital mines 12-kilogram REE bulk sample

Racing to become Canada's first miner of rare earth elements, Vital Metals Ltd. had clocked another milestone by producing a 12-kilogram sample of rare earth carbonate in a bulk sampling... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Golden Predator Mining Viva Gold Canada Yukon Nevada Tonopah Brewery Creek

Golden Predator to merge with Viva Gold

Golden Predator Mining Corp. and Viva Gold Corp. have agreed to a merger that will bring two advanced stage gold mine projects – Brewery Creek in the Yukon and Tonopah in Nevada ... — Updated 3/18/2021

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Yukon Rockhaven Resources Matthew Turner Klaza mine

Adding gold, silver to Klaza Mine plan

Rockhaven Resources Ltd. is advancing its high-grade Klaza gold-silver project in southwestern Yukon towards permitting and development. A preliminary economic assessment completed... — Updated 1/18/2021 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Yukon ATAC Resources Graham Downs Airstrip Rau

ATAC explores Rau's gold-rich Airstrip

ATAC Resources Ltd. continues to focus its exploration on Rau, a 660-square-kilometer (255 square miles) project at the western end of the company's enormous 185-kilometer- (115 miles)... — Updated 1/18/2021 Full story

 
China US rare earths critical minerals trade strategies wars Chess graphic

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

 

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