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 By Shane Lasley    News
Nahanni Construction Nechalacho REEtec rare earth elements Yellowknives CanNor

Rare earths are now being mined in Canada

On June 28, First Nations mining contractor Nahanni Construction Ltd. dug a scoop of ore from the North T open pit at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories that... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
Vital Metals Cheetah Resources CanNor Nechalacho Northwest Territories

CanNor helps fund REE ore sorting in NWT

Vital Metals Ltd. June 3 announced that its Canadian subsidiary, Cheetah Resources Corp., will receive C$1.26 million from Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) to help f... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Goldman Sachs critical minerals copper new oil e-mobility EV electric vehicles

A supercharged surge in copper prices

While copper did not make it onto the list of 35 minerals and metals critical to the United States, the red metal's criticality to the global transition to renewable energy and electric... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska mining legislature Clean Water Act Joe Biden Roadless Rule Tongass Forest

Biden seeks federal mining law overhaul

From reinstating the Roadless Rule in the Tongass Forest to replacing the General Mining Law of 1872, federal regulations being proposed by President Joe Biden threaten to rain on a... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ucore Rare Metals Innovations Metals US supply chain plan Biden administration

US supply chain plan, Alaska2023 aligned

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. believes the Biden administration's newly announced strategy to strengthen America's supply chains aligns with its own vision to disrupt China's dominance of the... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
Vital Metals Tardiff 1 Nechalacho REE Northwest Territories Canada map

Vital REE drill results exceed expectations

Vital Metals Ltd. and its Canadian subsidiary Cheetah Resources May 26 reported wide sections of high-grade rare earths mineralization in the first round of drill results from the early 2... — 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    News
Vital Metals Northwest Territories Canada Nechalacho Cheetah Resources REEtec

Quick 2021 start at Vital rare earth mine

Advancing at a pace not typically seen in the mining industry, Australia-based Vital Metals Ltd. has surpassed several milestones during the first quarter of 2021 toward its goal of... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Vital Metals Nechalacho Northwest Territories Canada REE rare earth elements map

Vital REE mining in Northwest Territories

On track to begin the initial phase of rare earth production at the Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories later this year, Vital Metals Ltd. has launched a drill program to prepare... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
Vital Metals REE mine North T Nechalacho Northwest Territories Canada

Blast marks start of Vital rare earth mining

Vital Metals Ltd. May 12 reported that contractors have completed the first blast marking the official start of rare earths mining at the company's Nechalacho rare earths project in... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
Vital Metals Cheetah Reseources Canada Nechalacho Dene First Nation REE

Vital First Nation rare earth partnership

Vital Metals Ltd. Feb. 22 announced that its Canadian subsidiary Cheetah Resource Corp. has signed a definitive contract with Det'on Cho Nahanni Construction Ltd. to begin mining at the... — Updated 4/29/2021

 
Superalloy critical rhenium metal Pebble mine project Bristol Bay Alaska

Pebble hosts 90 years of durable rhenium

Rhenium is exceptionally resistant to heat and wear, characteristics that make it a vital ingredient in superalloys used in jet and industrial gas turbine engines. "The high-temperature p... — Updated 4/23/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Red Dog Nana Fort Knox Kinross Gold Hecla Mining Alaska economy COVID-19 2020

Mining lifts Alaska economy during COVID

Mining and mineral exploration helped to bolster an Alaskan economy plagued by COVID-19 during 2020. According to a report prepared by the McKinley Research Group, a renowned... — Updated 3/25/2021

 
Tlicho Road Colomac project Nighthawk Gold Indin Lake Northwest Territories map

Tlicho Road on pace for fall completion

Nighthawk Gold Corp. March 11 reported that the Tlicho Road connecting the community of Whati, Northwest Territories to Highway 3 remains on pace to be completed this fall. Being... — Updated 3/11/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Metals LLC Trilogy Metals Inc. South32 Ltd. Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects

Ambler Road granted 50-year right-of-way

U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority have signed documents that provide a 50-year right-of-way across federal... — Updated 2/18/2021

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Northwest Territories Gold Terra Rio Tinto Dominion

NWT miners clear 2020 hurdles

For many mining companies eyeing prospects in Canada's far north, 2020 presented insurmountable challenges. But for the few explorers and producers focused on Northwest Territories, the... — Updated 1/28/2021

 
Gold bars from 8 million ounce pour at Fort Knox

Gold – a pathfinder to critical minerals

Though gold is not considered a metal critical to the United States, this increasingly valuable precious metal could serve as a pathfinder element for several of the other minerals and... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
Solar and wind electricity generation needs rare earths graphite tellurium

High priority Alaska REE, graphite projects

Wind turbines, solar panels, and the batteries that store the electricity these renewable energy sources generate are creating new demands for an array of minerals and metals, many of... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
Chrome plated stainless steel chain

Irreplaceable chromium deposits in Alaska

While the United States consumes roughly 5% of the chromite mined globally, none of this chromium mineral comes from domestic mines. Instead, America relies on foreign sources for... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
EVs renewable energy require more copper than petroleum fueled power

Alaska set to deliver copper to green world

Considering the global shift to low-carbon energy and electric mobility, copper is the most vital metal not on the United States Geological Survey's list of 35 minerals and metals... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
Military tent treated with stibnite antimony fire retardant

Meeting America's strategic antimony need

Best known for its ability to resist heat and corrosion, antimony is in a wide array of consumer goods – from paints and plastics to batteries and wind turbines. This critical mineral... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
Tungsten metal in SpaceX Falcon rocket engine nozzles during launch

Tough tungsten at high supply risk in US

America's supply of tungsten, an extremely durable metal that is vital to a broad range of American industrial sectors, is at high-risk. A recent U.S. Geological Survey assessment to iden... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
USGS critical mineral supply chain risk tool methodology

USGS sorts critical mineral hierarchy

When you consider the 17 rare earths and six platinum metals individually, more than 50 of the elements on the periodic table have been deemed critical to the economic wellbeing and... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
17 rare earth elements REES include dysprosium neodymium terbium europium

North to Alaska for rare earth elements

Due to their vital importance to American manufacturing and the fact that 100% of U.S. supply comes from overseas, primarily China, rare earth elements top the list of minerals and... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
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

 

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