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  • Chrysos PhotonAssay Minerals Global Centre of Excellence Australia analyzing

    Photon gold assays gain wider endorsement

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Mining and quality assurance companies are increasingly embracing Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay as a more accurate, faster, safer, and environmentally sound means of analyzing samples for gold, silver, and complementary elements. Hitting samples with high-energy X-rays, Chrysos PhotonAssay causes excitation of atomic nuclei allowing enhanced analysis of gold, silver, and complementary elements in as little as two minutes. This offers the ability to carry out assays at the mine...

  • graphene aluminum-ion battery GMG University of Queensland Australia Uniquest

    Graphene aluminum battery may be here

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. has entered into a research agreement with scientists at University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and the university's commercialization company Uniquest, to unlock the potential of graphene aluminum-ion batteries. Unlike typical lithium-ion, graphene aluminum-ion batteries could potentially have up to three times longer life while also being capable of up to 70 times faster charging, and... Full story

  • coal mines United States repurposed critical minerals DOE Jennifer Granholm

    From coal basins to critical mineral mines

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Looking to transform old coal mining regions into new domestic sources for rare earths and critical minerals vital to electric vehicles, renewable energy, and other technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $19 million for 13 projects in traditionally fossil fuel-producing communities from Appalachia to Alaska. "The very same fossil fuel communities that have powered our nation for decades can be at the forefront of the clean energy economy by producing the...

  • First Cobalt Colorado School of Mines Department of Energy Critical Materials

    First Cobalt works with DOE in Idaho

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Already positioned to be the first North American producer of the battery-grade cobalt being demanded by a rapidly growing electric vehicles market, First Cobalt Corp. has been awarded $600,000 in funding from the US Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute for research on innovative techniques for recovering the cobalt and copper from its Iron Creek project in Idaho. Being matched equally by funds from First Cobalt, this $1.2 million interdisciplinary research...

  • Silixa Carina Sensing System fiber-optic sensors mine monitoring tailings dams

    Fiber-powered ears evolve mine monitoring

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Global fiber-optic solutions provider Silixa Ltd. is bringing its award-winning Carina Sensing System to the mining industry, using optical fiber cables as digital ears to listen for micro-seismic rumblings that could be tell-tale signs of problems long before they occur. United Kingdom-based Silixa was founded in 2007 to develop and commercialize next-generation optical fiber sensors, and for the past decade has become a leading provider of fiber-powered data solutions that...