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 By Shane Lasley    News
American Mineral Security National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production

Addressing the critical mineral challenge

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) have teamed up to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing America's "Achilles' heel" – a heavy dependence on... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble Limited Partnership Northern Dynasty Minerals NAK NDM

ENGO calls for Pebble claims investigation

As the Pebble Limited Partnership advances the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project through the permitting process, environmental groups opposed to the proposed mine are employing a wide arsenal of... — Updated 5/10/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth 

Doyon's vast Tintina Gold Belt potential

With 12.5 million acres of land spanning Alaska's Interior, Doyon Ltd. is the largest private landholder in the state and one of the largest in the nation. For mining and mineral exploration... — Updated 4/26/2019 Full story

 

Concerning mineral exploration trend 2019

As is usually the case this time of year, the mining industry is awash in backward-looking statements designed to allow for more accurate forward-looking statements. Prime among them is one of my fav... — Updated 3/29/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

USGS report shows steady mine output

The value of non-fuel metals produced in Alaska and the United States during 2018 were similar to 2017, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2019, an annual report published by the U.S.... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

 
South32 options porphyry copper gold silver tungsten project in Alaska

South32 options second AK copper project

Freegold Ventures Ltd. March 5 reported that the potentially large porphyry copper-gold-silver-tungsten deposits it has been exploring on the Shorty Creek project in Interior Alaska has drawn the... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

 
Critical Mineral Alaska exploration vanadium titanium Snettisham magnetite

Aussie junior eyes vanadium near Juneau

Northern Cobalt Ltd. Feb. 26 reported that a recently completed magnetic survey has confirmed the presence of a large magnetite body at its Snettisham vanadium-titanium project in Southeast Alaska.... — Updated 3/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble copper gold molybdenum silver rhenium tungsten project permitting

Pebble reaches milestone along long path

Pebble Limited Partnership has taken another step toward gaining the permits needed to develop a mine at its large copper-gold-molybdenum project in Southwest Alaska. On Feb. 20, the U.S. Army Corps... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Senator Chair Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Mineral import reliance US Achilles' heel

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, called on Congress to pass legislation that will curb the United States' increasing dependence on foreign countries for its growing mineral needs. In its Mineral... — Updated 2/15/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Tesla Roadster solar green energy Critical Minerals Alaska Germanium

Critical Minerals Alaska – Germanium

In addition to being a past producer and a future source of most of the 35 minerals and metals considered critical to the United States, Alaska currently contributes a globally significant amount of... — Updated 1/4/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
CERN LHC, Critical Minerals Alaska - Indispensable Twins niobium tantalum

Critical Minerals Alaska – Indispensable Twins

With nearly indistinguishable physical and chemical properties, niobium and tantalum are almost always found together in nature. Both are also critical to the defense, energy and high-tech sectors... — Updated 12/7/2018 Full story

 
Ucore Rare Metals rare earth elements separation plant Southeast Alaska

Ucore discusses SMC with Ketchikan leaders

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Nov. 6 said it has begun consultation with officials from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, the Southeast Alaska municipality where Ucore plans to build its Strategic Metals... — Updated 11/29/2018 Full story

 

Ucore plans to acquire MRT developer

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Nov. 7 said it plans to exercise its option to purchase IBC Advanced Technologies Inc., the Utah-based company that developed the molecular recognition technology used to separ... — Updated 11/16/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Critical Minerals Alaska - Rhenium superalloy metal used in jet turbines

Critical Minerals Alaska – Rhenium

With a melting point of 5,756 degrees Fahrenheit and a heat-stable crystalline structure, rhenium is extremely resistant to both heat and wear. This durability makes it a vital element in... — Updated 11/16/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Southeast Alaska rare earth element refinery separation plant

AIDEA looks into funding Ketchikan SMC

Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) continues to be interested in funding the Strategic Metals Complex, or SMC, a rare earth element separation facility that Ucore Rare Metals... — Updated 11/2/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Titanium dioxide USGS critical mineral paint aerospace

Critical Minerals Alaska – Titanium

Titanium conjures images of the durable and lightweight metal used to build aircraft, replacement hips, high-end bicycle frames and even quality golf clubs. While its outstanding weight-to-strength... — Updated 10/26/2018 Full story

 
John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act rare earth element magnets

Strategic metals ban rallies explorers

Underscoring the interconnected nature of the global mining market, not 48 hours after the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law, the mining industry began wondering... — Updated 9/7/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Critical Minerals Alaska – Barite

While not the flashiest of the 35 minerals on the United States Geological Survey's critical list, barite plays an essential role in America's energy sector. Barite got its name from the Ancient... — Updated 9/21/2018 Full story

 
Constantine Metal Dowa Metals Barite Metallurgy near Haines Southeast Alaska

Barite co-product may add value to Palmer

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Aug. 13 reported that results from metallurgical testing demonstrate a premium-quality barite concentrate can be produced as a co-product to the copper, zinc, gold... — Updated 8/24/2018 Full story

 
Strategic metals complex Ketchikan Alaksa

Pentagon funding bans China rare earths

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Aug. 14 said the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 signed into law by President Donald Trump is a turning point for the rare earth element... — Updated 8/24/2018 Full story

 
Lithium ion battery metals project Alaska spherical graphite anode material

Foo leads 2018 Graphite Creek PFS work

Graphite One Resources Inc. Aug. 7 announced the start of a field program to a pre-feasibility study for the company's Graphite Creek deposit about 37 miles north of Nome, Alaska. A resource... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Critical minerals Alaska Lost River Stepovich Gilmore Dome Fairbanks

Critical Minerals Alaska – Tungsten

Extremely hard and with the highest melting point of all the elements on the periodic table, tungsten is a vital ingredient to a wide-range of industrial and military applications, yet none of this... — Updated 3/16/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
REE refining, strategic metals complex Ketchikan

REE tariff puts wind in Alaska SMC sails

The Trump Administration's latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods includes a 10 percent levy on rare earth elements, a group of 17 elements on the periodic table with unique properties that make... — Updated 8/14/2018 Full story

 
Ketchikan Specialty Metals Complex domestic supply of critical minerals REE

Ucore, DC politicos discuss rare earths

Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. July 3 announced the company representatives met with senior Trump Administration and Congressional officials in Washington, D.C. to discuss American dependence on the... — Updated 7/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Red Mountain chromite mine Border Ranges Fault US critical minerals

Critical Minerals Alaska – Chromite

A vital ingredient in stainless steel and superalloys, chromium is considered by the United States Geological Survey as "one of the Nation's most important strategic and critical materials."... — Updated 7/13/2018 Full story

 

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