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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 12/9/2019

 
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PGEs – the hard-working precious metals

The six platinum group elements – platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium – are amongst the rarest metals on Earth. This scarcity, coupled with PGEs' uses in the... — Updated 12/9/2019

 
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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 12/9/2019

 

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 12/9/2019

 
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 12/9/2019

 

Copper turns green with critical minerals

While copper is not on the United States Geological Survey's list of 35 minerals and metals critical to America, there is no doubt of this metal's importance to both the everyday and... — Updated 12/9/2019

 

Alaska is a great place to do business

When it comes to mineral exploration incentives, currency exchange and infrastructure, Alaska is at a disadvantage in the realm of attracting exploration investments from Canada and... — Updated 12/9/2019

 

Bumpy ride ahead for NWT mining

While mining activity remained strong in the Northwest Territories in 2019, industry and government officials alike worried that the robust sector, driven largely by production at three... — Updated 12/9/2019

 

Millrock expands Goodpaster portfolio

Primarily focused on gold, copper and silver, Millrock Resources Inc. is a project generating mineral exploration company that has built a large portfolio of highly prospective mineral... — Updated 12/9/2019

 

Novagold focused on optimizing Donlin

With the 2018 sale of its 50 percent interest in the Galore Creek copper-gold project in British Columbia, Novagold Resources Inc. is singularly focused on advancing the Donlin Gold Mine... — Updated 12/9/2019

 

WAC&G consolidates Illinois Creek District

Western Alaska Copper & Gold is a private exploration company focused on the rich gold, silver, copper and zinc potential of the Illinois Creek Mining District located near the lower... — Updated 12/9/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Purpose, tradition guide Chugach Alaska

Stretching along roughly 400 miles of Alaska's southern coast – from the north end of the Southeast Alaska Panhandle near Icy Bay to the tip of the Kenai Peninsula near Homer – the... — Updated 11/29/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Old mining risks yield to new concerns

As the year winds down, mineral industry evaluations for 2019 are being published at a rapid rate. One of the most interesting such global reviews is EY Global Mining and Metals' annual... — Updated 11/28/2019

 

Copper-gold-moly tapped in first Mars hole

PolarX Ltd. Nov. 18 reported that the first hole drilled at Mars has indeed tapped a wide section of copper-gold-molybdenum mineralization, confirming the porphyry potential of this... — Updated 11/23/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Alaska exploration extends into mild fall

An abnormally long fall has allowed the Alaska mining industry to extend seasonal work well into mid-October, creating a lot of new information about project work conducted around the... — Updated 11/8/2019

 

Mars discovery hole gets better with depth

PolarX Ltd. Oct. 21 reported that the encouraging porphyry copper mineralization encountered in the first hole at the Mars target on its Alaska Range property increased in intensity to... — Updated 11/1/2019

 
Goodpaster Mining District Tintina Gold Belt Alaska

Millrock preps for 2020 Alaska drilling

Millrock Resources Inc. Oct. 1 said it is investing the C$1.58 million it recently raised to position the company and its properties for expected improving markets for gold-focused... — Updated 10/11/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project BLM Gates of the Arctic

Thou shall build road to Ambler District

The Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska covers a more than 70-mile (115 kilometers) stretch of Earth's crust that is rich in a variety of precious, base and critical minerals. So... — Updated 10/11/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Alaska mining traces erratic global trend

If you have watched the metals markets over the last month, you know why Alaska's mineral industry has surged, stalled, swerved, swooped, slowed, shelved and stuttered, sometimes all at... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Alaska's topsy-turvy exploration season

As the rest of the country suffers through the Dog Days of summer, Alaska is approaching the end of a topsy-turvy summer season that saw unseasonably hot, dry weather in some parts of the... — Updated 9/6/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Kodiak Island Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA mining

Koniag continues a tradition of mining

The Koniag Inc. region covers the Kodiak Archipelago, a group of islands off the southern coast of mainland Alaska better known for their enormous brown bears than vast mineral... — Updated 8/30/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Aleut Aleutian Islands Ring of Fire

Aleut's Ring of Fire mineral potential

Aleut Corporation is committed to promoting economic opportunities for its more than 4,000 shareholders, while preserving the traditional culture and values developed from living in a... — Updated 7/26/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion
Curt Freeman throws down rear earth element gauntlet

Freeman throws down rare earth gauntlet

Earlier this month Reuters reported that several agencies within the U.S. Federal government were "rapidly assessing" our domestic ability to mine and refine rare earth elements and... — Updated 7/26/2019

 
 By Curt Freeman    Opinion

Metals feel love, explorers not so much

Earlier this month S&P Global put out a summary indicating that during the first quarter of 2019 metals like copper, zinc and nickel were up quarter over quarter by 11 percent, 22... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA mining articles

"Fish First" guides BBNC resource policy

The Bristol Bay region is home to two resources that beyond a doubt earn the moniker "world-class" – an annual run of sockeye salmon that is second to none and Pebble, the largest... — Updated 6/27/2019

 

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