(108) stories found containing 'vital metals'

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 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 4/1/2021

 
 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 Full story

 
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

 
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 2/25/2021

 
 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 2/22/2021 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 12/23/2020 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Lisa Murkowski ANWR Roadless Rule President Biden BLM

Senator sees interesting times for Alaska

With it becoming increasingly apparent that Joe Biden will be confirmed as the 46th President of the United States, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski believes the coming years will be... — Updated 12/11/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble copper mine permitting Alaska mitigation plan drilling

Pebble submits final piece for fed permit

Pebble Limited Partnership has submitted a compensatory mitigation plan for Pebble, which is the final piece needed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to finalize a record of decision... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ucore rare earth element salts SMC Alaska test tubes separation

Ucore ships Bokan REE sample for testing

Ucore Rare Metals Inc., which has set a plan in motion to begin producing rare earth elements in Alaska by 2023, has shipped more than 1.5 metric tons of material from its Bokan Mountain... — Updated 10/22/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble copper gold silver molybdenum rhenium mine project Bristol Bay

Pebble Mine death grossly exaggerated

Much like Mark Twain, who quipped, "The report of my death was an exaggeration," when informed of his obituary in an American newspaper, Politico's report of the untimely demise of the... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Workers backpack across Pebble copper gold mine project Alaska

Major milestone on long path for Pebble

The July 24 release of a final Environmental Impact Statement that details a mine at Pebble capable of extracting copper, gold, and other valuable metals from a world-class deposit in... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Wind Solar renewable energy requires metals at Pebble Alaska

Pebble could be a vital US metal supplier

With the federal permitting process coming to a close, it is becoming increasingly likely that a mine developed at the world-class Pebble project in Southwest Alaska could become a signif... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Helicopter drill rig Arctic zinc copper gold silver mine Ambler Alaska

Feds approve critical Alaska mining road

The U.S. Department of Interior issued two decisions that mark a major milestone along the path of permitting a road to the incredibly rich and strategically important Ambler Mining... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Underground American miner covid 19 mask great economic revival mining

Miners to help support American economy

Looking "to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity" in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump has pulled together a wide array of... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 

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