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 By Rose Ragsdale    News 
magnet rare earth elements REE neodymium and praseodymium

REE project could see output in 2020

Canada is one of the world's richest sources of raw commodities, not least of which are the so-called rare earth elements. While China currently dominates global production and hosts... — Updated 6/27/2019 Full story

 
USGS, Alaska DGGS develop tool to help guide geologists, mineral explorers

Revealing Alaska's critical minerals

Geologists familiar with Alaska already know the Far North State is a great place to explore for critical minerals and metals such as graphite, rare earths, platinum metals, cobalt and... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 

Strategic beryllium makes critical list

Roughly 78 percent of the United States' beryllium needs are met by domestic mine production, making it unique among the 35 minerals and metals that have been listed as critical to... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 
Indispensable twin metals critical to US

Indispensable twin metals critical to US

With nearly indistinguishable characteristics, niobium and tantalum are considered the "indispensable twins" among the 35 minerals and metals considered critical to the United States.... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 

Alaska is rich in critical rare earths

Alaska is rich in rare earth, a unique group of elements that are so distinctive that most are placed in their own separate section at the bottom of the periodic table. While scientist... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 
US critical minerals policy President Trump Sen. Murkowski Rep. Amodei

US leaders address critical minerals

U.S. President Donald Trump sparked a renewed interest in critical minerals and metals when he issued an executive order calling on federal agencies to devise a strategy to ensure the... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 

EV batteries to drive 9x graphite growth

At least 125 million electric vehicles are expected to be traveling global highways by 2030, which means the world is going to need a lot more graphite in the coming decade and beyond.... — Updated 7/5/2019 Full story

 
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 7/20/2019 Full story

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation

New battery tech revives vanadium interest

The strength and durability of steel and other alloys is greatly enhanced by adding a small amount of vanadium, currently the primary use of this critical mineral. While this toughness... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 
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 7/5/2019 Full story

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation tungsten

China domination makes tungsten critical

Extremely hard and with the highest melting point of all the elements on the periodic table, tungsten is vital to a broad spectrum of commercial and military applications, yet there are... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 
Rau gold copper silver zinc exploration map Rackla Gold property Yukon

ATAC continues to expand Rau discoveries

ATAC Resources Ltd. July 16 said initial results from this year's exploration at Rau continues to expand the mineral potential across the 660-square kilometer (255 square miles) project... — Updated 7/18/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Department of Commerce federal strategy secure reliable critical minerals

Alaska rare earths project gets a nudge

Washington D.C.'s increased interest in securing a steadfast supply of critical minerals may prompt further advancement at Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s Bokan Mountain, a Southeast Alaska... — Updated 6/21/2019 Full story

 
China rare earth export restriction trade war Alaska REE separation facility

Small win in big case for U.S. rare earths

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. May 29 announced a victory in the legal row over its option to acquire IBC Advanced Technologies Inc., part of Ucore's plans to establish a rare earth elements... — Updated 5/30/2019 Full story

 
Australia based White Rock Minerals, Sandfire Resource exploration Alaska

Red Mountain 2019 drilling set to begin

White Rock Minerals Ltd. May 20 announced the completion and preliminary results from a 311-mile (500 kilometers) airborne electromagnetic survey flown over its zinc-rich Red Mountain... — Updated 5/31/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
American Mineral Security National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production

Addressing the critical mineral challenge

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) have teamed up to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing America's "Achilles' heel" – a heavy... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Mines and mineral exploration projects in the Sealaska region Southeast Alaska

Sealaska – balanced resource development

Seeking economic and cultural prosperity for its more than 22,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian shareholders while also looking to provide even greater benefits for future generations,... — Updated 4/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sandfire Resources joins White Rock at Red Mountain zinc project Alaska

Aussie miner joins Red Mountain VMS hunt

White Rock Minerals Ltd. is preparing for a US$4.3 million exploration program at its zinc- and precious metals-rich Red Mountain project in Alaska, thanks to an option agreement with fel... — Updated 4/5/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Yukon gold exploration Kinross Gold Agnico Eagle Mines

Exciting year shaping up for White Gold

White Gold Corp. plans to invest C$13 million this year on exploration across its 439,000 hectares (1.1 million acres) of lands that blanket some 40 percent of Yukon's famed White Gold... — Updated 3/22/2019 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

 
Shotgun gold camp Southwest Alaska

TNR Gold looking for a Shotgun partner

TNR Gold Corp. Feb. 25 said it is continuing to seek a major gold mining company to become a joint venture partner on its Shotgun Gold project in Alaska. Located about 110 miles south of... — Updated 2/28/2019

 

Unbridled enthusiasm keeps miners happy

Those of you that attended the recent Cordilleran Roundup Convention in Vancouver can attest to the exuberant, upbeat atmosphere that pervaded the conference and was very much in... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

 
Ucore acquisition of IBC Advanced Technologies lawsuit

Ucore purchase of IBC erupts in legal row

A row that has erupted between IBC Advanced Technologies Inc. and Ucore Rare Metals Inc. threatens to delay, or even derail, the proposed Strategic Metals Complex, a rare earth element... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

 

Coeur reports silver reserve growth, again

Coeur Mining Inc. Feb. 20 announced that it has successfully grown its companywide reserve base for the fourth consecutive year, largely driven by the initial reserve declaration for its... — Updated 3/1/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Senator Chair Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Mineral import reliance US Achilles' heel

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, called on Congress to pass legislation that will curb the United States' increasing dependence on foreign countries for its growing mineral needs. In... — Updated 2/15/2019 Full story

 

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