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 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Calista sees golden future for SW Alaska

Calista Corp. and its 31,400 Yup'ik, Cup'ik and Athabascan shareholders are on the cusp of realizing the benefits that will come with the sustainable development of a mine at the 45-milli... — Updated 11/1/2019 Full story

 

Calista companies – rural Alaska experts

Calista Corp., the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation for the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Southwest Alaska endeavors to set "the standard for economic success... — Updated 10/31/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Bering Straits – On the edge of tomorrow

Home of the famed golden beaches of Nome that have captured the imagination of millions over the past 120 years, the Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) region covers the Seward... — Updated 10/4/2019 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA mining mineral exploration business

Ahtna offers great mineral opportunities

When it comes to managing its more than 1.5 million acres of land in a region of Southcentral Alaska renowned for its natural beauty, Copper River salmon, abundant wildlife and one of the... — Updated 5/31/2019 Full story

 

Doyon – Leader in all we do

"Leader in all we do" is the corporate vision of Doyon, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation for Alaska's Interior. This high standard is motivated by a... — Updated 4/26/2019 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... — Updated 4/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Mines and mineral exploration projects in the Sealaska region Southeast Alaska

Sealaska – balanced resource development

Seeking economic and cultural prosperity for its more than 22,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian shareholders while also looking to provide even greater benefits for future generations,... — Updated 4/19/2019 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... — Updated 3/16/2019 Full story

 

NANA companies serving Alaska mining

NANA's growing portfolio of businesses provide services to the mining, petroleum, commercial, and federal business sectors in 15 countries on six continents. NANA companies have been... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA mining on First Nations land

NANA – "Two worlds, one spirit"

The Red Dog Mine has been a gamechanger for the more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders of NANA Corp., the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation that owns the... — Updated 2/28/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA primer for mining sector

An Alaska Native claims primer for miners

Alaska boasts what many consider the most successful Aboriginal land claims settlement on Earth – a solution that has not only turned out to be a cultural success, but a brilliant busin... — Updated 2/22/2019 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

 
 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... — Updated 12/7/2018 Full story

 
 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... — Updated 11/16/2018 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... — Updated 10/26/2018 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... — Updated 9/21/2018 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    In-depth

North needs access to tap mineral wealth

A dearth of infrastructure in Canada's northern territories is proving to be a severe hindrance to mine development in mineral provinces ranked by many among the most attractive and... — Updated 9/7/2018 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... — Updated 7/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Critical battery minerals Alaska, cobalt exploration, Trilogy Metals

Critical Minerals Alaska – Cobalt

Cobalt is an essential ingredient to optimizing the performance of batteries in the growing number of electric vehicles on global highways, yet essentially none of this battery metal is... — Updated 6/22/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
PGE, PGM, Platinum group metals exploration, critical minerals Alaska

Critical Minerals Alaska – PGEs

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 5/22/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Bronze age weapons and tools critical mineral tin Alaska

Critical Minerals Alaska – Tin

Primarily associated with cans, cups and roofs, tin may not be the flashiest metal on the market, but it has been a strategic metal that has defined human progress since the onset of the... — Updated 4/6/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth

Critical Minerals Alaska – Rare Earths

Before color televisions hit the markets in the 1960s, rare earths where a curious group of elements that had the distinction of occupying their own separate section at the bottom of the... — Updated 3/16/2018 Full story

 

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