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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 12/9/2019 Full story

 
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 12/9/2019 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 12/9/2019 Full story

 
Metal Tech News - Discovering the elements of innovation

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 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 12/6/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
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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 6/27/2019 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... — Updated 1/4/2019 Full story

 
Battery green critical minerals electric vehicles

35 minerals critical to the United States

In a report published in December, the United States Geological Survey defined critical minerals as non-fuel minerals or mineral materials essential to the economic and national security... — Updated 7/17/2018 Full story

 
Green energy, copper, offshore wind power, mining

Ambler Copper: Part of the Problem or Part of the Green Energy Solution?

Governments around the world are collaborating to focus on addressing Climate Change and Global Warming. The Paris Climate Accord adopted numerous measures to "limit a global temperature... — Updated 4/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Strategic minerals in American military hardware

Critical minerals bill moves on Capitol Hill

For the fourth year running, Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nevada, has put forward the legislation aimed at streamlining the process for permitting strategic and critical minerals in the United... — Updated 3/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Alaska's critical mineral potential

The Trump Administration's focus on securing domestic sources of critical minerals could help re-invigorate mineral exploration and mine development in Alaska. At least 15 of the 23... — Updated 2/24/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Critical potential

Exploration companies familiar with Alaska already know the Far North State is great place to look for critical minerals such as rare earth elements, platinum group metals, cobalt and... — Updated 2/5/2018 Full story

 

Mining Explorers 2016: B.C. mining proves resilient

British Columbia is internationally recognized as a center of expertise in mineral exploration and mining, and is home to the world's largest concentration of professional geoscientists... — Updated 2/3/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Golden 2017 for miners

Strong metals prices and a pro-jobs businessman who vows to inject “new American metal into the spine of this country” preparing to set up his office in the White House bodes well... — Updated 1/24/2018

 

Drill taps germanium, gallium at Pine Point

Darnley Bay Resources Ltd. May 3 reported assay results for the first hole of the winter 2017 drill program at the Pine Point zinc project near Hay River, Northwest Territories. The results have confirmed high-grade zinc and lead... — Updated 1/15/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

High-metals future

A low-carbon future means there is going to be a lot more mining, according to a July 18 World Bank report. The report, “The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low-Carbon... — Updated 1/14/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Rising metals prices ring in 2018

With the price for an ounce of gold pushing back above US$1,300 to ring in the new year – along with zinc and copper selling at multi-year highs and trending higher – 2018 is shaping... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Breaking gridlock

During an era of partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has managed to garner broad support for an energy bill aimed at modernizing the way power is... — Updated 5/1/2016 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

In sync for zinc

While many analysts are betting that most metals prices will at least hold their own, those who follow zinc say 2015 could be a breakout year for the gray metal. China is expected to see lower growth of zinc output due to tightening ore... — Updated 2/22/2015 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Stalled critical minerals bills get a push

A coalition of 38 companies and organizations, representing a broad spectrum of America's economy, is urging lawmakers on Capitol Hill to dust off pending critical minerals legislation... — Updated 7/27/2014

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Minerals critical to restoring luster

Mining, by definition, is an environmentally invasive practice of digging holes in the earth to extract the minerals found therein. This reality, coupled with a historical legacy of... — Updated 12/30/2012 Full story

 

Time for U.S. to address mineral problem

Access to critical minerals and metals is vital to America's military strength and economic health. As we move further forward into the technology age, we need a range of non-fuel minerals - from antimony to zinc - for defense... — Updated 10/28/2012

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Graphite makes its mark on 21st Century

Possessing neither the brilliance of diamonds nor the thermal-producing capabilities of coal, graphite is the middle sibling of the carbon family. Until recently, it has largely gotten... — Updated 3/25/2012

 

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