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 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 5/12/2022

 
 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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EV sector drives massive graphite demand

The rapidly accelerating expansion of the electric vehicle and renewable energy sectors is driving enormous new demand for graphite, a major ingredient in lithium-ion batteries. The... — Updated 12/23/2020 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Peak Gold deal launches new Contango ORE

In the few months since taking the helm at Contango ORE Inc., Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse has steered this unconventional mineral exploration company toward being the 30% owner of Alaska's... — Updated 11/19/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Doyon fosters golden Alaska partnerships

Doyon Ltd. is seeing a resurgence of mineral exploration on its lands across Interior Alaska, especially on gold properties held by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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US reliance on mineral imports exposed

National Mining Association President and CEO Rich Nolan says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the risks associated with America's overreliance on foreign supply chains for nearly every... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pogo underground mine Alaska on pace to produce 300,000 ounces gold 2020

Alaska mine output drops, nation's rises

Alaska mines produced roughly $3.13 billion worth of non-fuel minerals last year, down roughly 9 percent from the US$3.44 billion in 2018, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020,... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Contango ORE CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse founder Novagold Trilogy Metals

20 questions for Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse

North of 60 Mining News is proud to introduce 20 questions for 2020. Over the course of this series, Mining News will interview mining and political leaders from Alaska, British... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining eligible for permit streamlining

It's official, U.S. mining projects can now be considered for more efficient permitting under Title 41 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, or Fast-41, a program... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 

Van Nieuwenhuyse now Contango ORE CEO

Contango ORE Inc. Jan. 6 announced that Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse has taken over as President and CEO of the Texas-based mineral exploration company advancing the Peak Gold project in... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Texas JV moves quickly on REE separation

USA Rare Earth LLC and Texas Mineral Resources Corp. has made a major advancement toward developing the heavy rare earth separation technology that the U.S. Army is looking to invest in.... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Army probes rare earth facility funding

From helmet mounted radios to laser guided missiles, rare earth elements (REE) are an essential ingredient to the advanced hardware used by the U.S. military. These high-tech metals,... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 

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