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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

 
Alaska North Slope drill rig National Petroleum Reserve ANWR oil gas production

Barite weighs in on critical minerals list

The United States is heavily dependent on China and other foreign suppliers for its barite, a mineral critical to the petroleum sector. Barite derives from barús, the Ancient Greek word... — 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

 

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