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By Shane Lasley
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Bornite's germanium potential revealed

North of 60 Mining News - September 8, 2023


Last updated 9/14/2023 at 6pm

Rock sample with metallic gold mineralization coated with green copper oxides.

Shane Lasley for Data Mine North

A high-grade sample with copper, cobalt, and germanium collected from mineralization excavated from a shaft Kennecott sunk into the Bornite deposit during the 1960s

Colorado School of Mines thesis confirms that the germanium values at Bornite deposit have long been underreported.

In addition to hosting 6.3 billion pounds of copper and 88 million lb of cobalt critical to the energy transition, the Bornite deposit in Alaska's Ambler Mining District may also be a significant source of the germanium essential to both clean energy and high-tech.

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