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 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 
Pebble Limited Partnership Bristol Bay Lisa Murkowski John Shively USACE

Army Corps denies permit for Pebble Mine

In a major setback for building a mine at the largest undeveloped deposit of copper, gold, and rhenium known to exist on Earth, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied federal... — Updated 11/25/2020 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 11/19/2020 Full story

 
Quantum computers using germanium transistors

The quantum realm of Alaska germanium

While Alaska is regarded as a geological storehouse of minerals critical to the United States, it is less renowned as a current globally significant supplier of germanium, a zinc... — Updated 11/19/2020 Full story

 
Gallium is a technology metal used in smartphones computers tablets

A little gallium makes high-tech techier

A semiconductor that will melt in the palm of your hand and has the ability to convert electricity directly into laser light, gallium is a cool critical metal that is an important... — Updated 11/5/2020 Full story

 
Extremely rare tellurium used for solar energy found in Alaska gold deposits

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 10/28/2020 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 10/28/2020 Full story

 
Vanadium flow batteries for large scale electrical storage

Beautiful energy side of brawny vanadium

Traditionally used to create stronger, lighter, and more durable steels, vanadium is emerging as a potential game changing element in the grid-scale batteries needed to store renewable en... — Updated 10/28/2020 Full story

 
Indium 49 element periodic table technology metal touchscreens smartphones

Seeing through Alaska's indium paradox

While indium is not part of the everyday lexicon, if you are reading this article on your smartphone, computer or tablet there is a very good chance you are looking at (or more accurately... — Updated 10/28/2020 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 10/28/2020 Full story

 
In Alaska bismuth is associated with gold deposits such as Fort Knox

US stomachs bismuth import dependence

Would you consider drinking heavy metals to make your stomach feel better? A serum containing arsenic, cadmium, lead or mercury would only make matters worse and could be deadly.... — Updated 10/26/2020 Full story

 
Critical metal cobalt used in battery cells electric vehicles, renewable energy

Alaskan cobalt could supply EV demands

Whether it is the exponential growth in electric vehicles traveling global highways, the massive need for storing energy at solar and wind electrical generating facilities, or cutting the... — Updated 10/21/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Nico copper cobalt bismuth gold mine project NWT

Fortune resumes exploration near Nico

More than six years after turning its attention to advancing to production the world-class mineral reserves of its Nico project in Northwest Territories, Fortune Minerals Ltd. is again... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
President Trump White House talks about Pebble copper mine Alaska

Trump to hear both sides of Pebble Mine

President Trump is expecting to be briefed on the proposed Pebble Mine and on Wednesday told reporters that he will "listen to both sides" of the world-class copper-gold-molybdenum... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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
Alaska North Slope Prudhoe Bay oil rig pipeline crude price negative

Alaska's economy tipping toward mining

The price of oil and gold heading in opposite directions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic could mark a tipping point that steers Alaska's economy on a new trajectory more rapidly... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
Mars colonist solar panels space mining minerals Trump executive order

Trump EO is giant leap for space mining

On April 6, President Donald Trump issued an executive order for the United States government to work with industries on moving forward with space exploration, and the exploitation of... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 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

 
 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Can DC agency shorten mine permitting?

SPARKS, Nev. – The notoriously long timeline for permitting a mine in the United States may soon be shortened. This reprieve is not from the various renditions of mine permit reform... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
magnet rare earth elements REE neodymium and praseodymium

REE project could see output in 2020

Canada is one of the world's richest sources of raw commodities, not least of which are the so-called rare earth elements. While China currently dominates global production and hosts... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation antimony

Antimony – resists heat, draws criticality

Antimony is a poor conductor of heat, an attribute that lends itself to this semi-metal's most common use, as an ingredient to make clothing, mattresses and other products flame... — Updated 6/22/2020 Full story

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation tellurium

Tellurium – solar lights metalloid future

Extremely rare, yet a vital ingredient to emerging solar panel technologies, tellurium is the epitome of what it means to be a critical metalloid, an element that possesses the... — Updated 6/22/2020 Full story

 
Vital optics metal already a byproduct of mining Red Dog zinc

Fiber-optics, solar drive germanium demand

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... — Updated 6/22/2020

 

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