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Automakers move into lithium mining space

General Motors, Stellantis, and Tesla moving further up battery supply chain With the batteries powering the electric vehicle revolution demanding more lithium than miners can produce, th... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Piles of rare earth oxides used for magnets, batteries, and high-tech products.

Making rare earths separation less rare

US invests heavily into developing domestic rare earth element processing plants Despite what their name suggests, rare earths are not all that scarce. An efficient and environmentally... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
A satellite view of a coal ash landfill in Pennsylvania.

Outside-the-box critical mineral sources

Coal ash, acid drainage, and tailings for future green economy As the world continues to prime itself for the global energy shift, academia, governments and the private sector are scrambl... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Aerial view of the large Elm Branch solar energy farm in Texas.

First Solar powers new tellurium demand

Rare metalloid is key element of CdTe thin-film solar cell tech The rising popularity of thin-film solar cells as a highly effective means of converting sunlight into electricity is... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
Gallium in its crystal form at below 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Gallium may be more critical than realized

CO2 scrubbing liquid-metal catalyst is tech metal's latest amazing property From making smartphones smarter to transforming troublesome carbon dioxide into useful oxygen and high-value... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Geologists, investors, and executives standing on a rock outcrop at Manh Choh.

Contango ORE eyes golden milestones

With an earlier than expected feasibility study on its way for Manh Choh, drilling started at Lucky Shot, and the addition of geologist Curt Freeman to its board of directors, Contango OR... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 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 A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
The entrance to the little ghost town of Hyder, which still has residents.

Blackwolf preps for drilling at Cantoo

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. July 5 announced the beginning of surface exploration work on its recently staked Cantoo and Mineral Hill properties within the Alaskan region of the... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Map showing Blackwolf’s properties on the Southeast Alaska Panhandle.

Blackwolf receives permits for exploration

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. June 8 reported that permitting for its Niblack project has been granted, allowing surface exploration work to begin at this Southeast Alaska polymetallic... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Drill tests a gold zone near Pogo Mine in Alaska’s Goodpaster Mining District.

Doyon upping its stake in Tectonic Metals

Doyon Ltd., the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional corporation for Interior Alaska, is strengthening its partnership with Tectonic Metals Inc. with another investment into the... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
Scenic picture of tidewater at Blackwolf's Niblack property in Southeast Alaska.

Niblack, Hyder exploration soon to begin

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. May 11 reported an update for the 2022 exploration on its Southeast Alaska projects, including a multi-phased exploration campaign at Niblack, a maiden dril... — Updated 5/19/2022

 
 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... — Updated 3/4/2022

 

Exploring Alaska's golden mining future

While copper has the potential to be a major contributor to Alaska's economic future, this "new oil" of the low-carbon economy will be hard-pressed to beat out the old money being... — Updated 2/24/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
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Multiple high-grade targets for Blackwolf

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. Feb. 23 announced the first update of the year with highly encouraging surface sample assay results from 2021 reconnaissance exploration programs at its... — Updated 2/24/2022

 
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Hunting in Southeast Alaska with Blackwolf

Under the new leadership of longtime Alaska and Northern British Columbia explorer Rob McLeod, Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd., formerly Heatherdale Resources Ltd., is bringing new vigor... — Updated 1/26/2022 Full story

 
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Techy gallium overshadowed by rare earths

Overshadowed by headline-grabbing rare earth elements, gallium is an underappreciated critical metal that is a vital ingredient in next-generation smartphones and communication networks,... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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Solar powers demand for rare tellurium

Amongst the rarest of the stable elements on the periodic table and an important ingredient in the emerging thin-film solar panel sector, tellurium embodies what it means to be a... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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Made in North America rare earths return

Roughly 38,000 metric tons of rare earth concentrates were produced from American soil during 2020, yet the United States remains 100% reliant on foreign countries for its supply of... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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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

 
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Building a US critical minerals strategy

A heavy reliance on imports for a long list of minerals and metals critical to American supply chains could be a stumbling block for the Biden administration's ambitious "Build Back... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Graphite One Alaska mine battery-grade graphite plant Creek U.S. supply chain

Graphite One advances US supply vision

After raising C$10 million earlier this year, Graphite One Inc. is collecting the final bits of data needed for a prefeasibility study that details the company's vision to establish a... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By A.J. Roan    News Nuggets
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Blackwolf claims new Casey VMS property

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. July 6 reported that it has expanded its portfolio of mineral projects in Southeast Alaska with the staking of Casey, a high-grade gold-silver volcanogenic... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By J. P. Tangen    Opinion
President Joe Biden Alaska mining future Lisa Murkowski Deb Haaland

For Alaskans, it is a wonderful world

I always tend to look at the world through the wrong end of the telescope. For instance, many people regard the so-called political divisions in our country as being a problem, but for... — Updated 5/27/2021 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... — Updated 2/10/2021 Full story

 
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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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