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Critical Minerals Alaska – Graphite

Will Alaska be America's source of this vital battery ingredient? North of 60 Mining News – February 1, 2018


Last updated 9/24/2020 at 6:29pm

Tesla Inc.

The rising popularity of electric vehicles and stationary energy storage products are increasing the demand for graphite, which is used as an anode material in the lithium-ion batteries that power them.

Graphite is among the 23 metals and minerals the U.S. Geological Survey deemed critical to "the national economy and national security of the United States" in a December report, "Critical Mineral Resources of the United States – Economic and Environmental Geology and Prospects for Future Supply."

One of the reasons the USGS considers graphite critical is the growing demand of this mineral as...

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