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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Alaska critical minerals take center stage

As DOE convenes Arctic critical minerals summit in DC, China curbs chipmaking metal exports, DOD invests in Graphite One North of 60 Mining News – August 4, 2023


Last updated 8/31/2023 at 1:23pm

Underground mine in an outline of Alaska on a critical minerals background.

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Alaska hosts 49 out of the 50 minerals critical to the economy, security, and low-carbon energy goals of the United States.

From the Pentagon's multi-million-dollar investment in Graphite One Inc. to China's restrictions on the exports of gallium and germanium, Alaska's current critical minerals supply and future potential was in the headlines and subtext of American news stories over the past month.

Alaska as a future source of minerals critical to the clean energy transition grabbed headlines after the mid-July ne...

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