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 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
Rare earth element dysprosium highest supply risk US Geological Survey

Some critical minerals are more critical

When it comes to criticality, not all critical minerals are equal. To sort out the hierarchy of these mined materials, the United States Geological Survey has developed a powerful... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
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A tale of two rare earth countries

Unique, remarkable, magical and irreplaceable are some of the adjectives uses to describe rare earths – a group of 17 elements with names most of us have never heard of but have... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Tech Metals 
62 metals minerals for smartphones iPhone Samsung Galaxy Fold

Miracle of metals make smartphones smart

Morning alarm, news feed, email delivery system, daily planner, camera, calculator, social media medium and, oh yeah, a way to talk with family, friends and colleagues – smartphon... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
Rare earth element on barges in China coronavirus could affect REE explorts

Coronavirus slows China rare earth sector

Many in the United States, from President Donald Trump to sector analysts, have been raising the alarms about America's heavy dependence on China for rare earth elements and other... — Updated 2/25/2020

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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A new horizon for battery recycling

Adapting to a future of renewable energy, trendsetters are focusing on recycling lithium-ion batteries to create a more efficient repurposing of one of the most vital and important... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
World Bank low carbon climate smart mining for wind solar battery technology

Climate smart mining offers opportunities

The global shift to renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and electric vehicles (EV) requires a vast amount of several minerals and metals. While supplying the huge... — Updated 2/23/2020 Full story

 
United States Geological Survey USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020 cover

USGS report informs critical mineral policy

The United States depends on foreign countries for more than 50 percent of its supply of 31 minerals considered critical to the nation's economic wellbeing and national security, in... — Updated 2/18/2020 Full story

 
US Air Force F 35 fighter aircraft flying over Alaska 920 lb rare earth elements

The enigmatic rare earth elements paradox

American mines produced roughly 26,000 tons of rare earth during 2019, a 44 percent increase over 2018, yet the United States is 100 percent reliant on foreign countries for its... — Updated 2/12/2020 Full story

 
American flag at Bokan Mountain Rare Earth REE mine project Ketchikan Alaska

Alaska REE project draws Pentagon interest

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. wants to provide the Pentagon with an American source of rare earth elements, vital ingredients to a wide array of U.S. military hardware, from helmet... — Updated 2/12/2020 Full story

 
African workers at Glencore Mutanda copper cobalt mine DRC

Samsung SDI, Glencore sign cobalt deal

Glencore Plc Jan. 10 announced that it has signed an agreement to provide Samsung SDI with a five-year supply of cobalt hydroxide, a key ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries... — Updated 2/11/2020 Full story

 
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Plenty of lithium to go around for now

Half as dense as water, lithium is the lightest of all metals. Because it is highly reactive, however, it would not work to make super buoyant boats. Instead, this metal believed... — Updated 2/6/2020 Full story

 
England geologist makes case for localized mines for environment green energy

Lithium geologist makes case for mining

"I care deeply about the environment, which is why I work in the mining industry," is how Lucy Crane, opened a TEDx talk on mining's role in battling climate change. A geologist who... — Updated 2/6/2020 Full story

 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Gigafactory lithium-ion battery cobalt mine deal

Tesla heads to the mines for its batteries

Tesla Inc. needs an increasing amount of lithium, graphite, nickel and cobalt for the lithium-ion batteries that power its growing lineup of electric vehicles. With its own rapid... — Updated 2/4/2020 Full story

 

Scientists urge green energy metal policies

Scientists are urging world governments to get out in front of the skyrocketing demand for the minerals and metals that are going to be needed for solar, wind and other green... — Updated 2/4/2020 Full story

 
Tesla Giga Nevada lithium-ion battery electric vehicle EV manufacturing plant

Tesla growth built on battery production

Most people know Tesla Inc. as a world-leading electric vehicles manufacturer with a growing line of cars, trucks and SUVs. However, the company's foundation is built off its... — Updated 2/4/2020 Full story

 
Northwest Territories Thor Lake Nechalacho rare earth element mine project

NWT First Nation to mine first Canada REE

Det'on Cho Nahanni Construction Corp., owned by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, has signed a landmark agreement to run the mining operations at Nechalacho, on pace to be the... — Updated 2/4/2020 Full story

 
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Mines eligible for Fast 41 permitting

Wind turbines, solar panels and the batteries that store the electricity these renewable energy sources generate are creating new demands for an array of minerals and metals, many... — Updated 1/22/2020 Full story

 
Canada rare earth element niobium lithium project Northwest Territories

Canada boasts substantial REE resources

Rare earth elements in Canada have recaptured the spotlight now that the United States has entered a new alliance with its northern neighbor to develop robust supply chains for... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 
Salmon gold from Alaska placer mines for Apple environment restoration

Apple seeks sustainable gold for iPhones

Gold has been a symbol of prestige, royalty and wealth since before man first put words to clay tablets. While jewelry, coins and bars of this gleaming precious metal continues its... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 
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Illustrious past, bright future for silver

When you think of silver, you probably think of coins, jewelry and grandma's special silverware. For over five thousand years, that has been the primary use of silver. Silver was on... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 

Lithium-ion batteries revolutionize energy

The advent of the lithium-ion battery at the close of the 20th century has dramatically changed how we live, work and play. This revolutionary transformation, which began by allowin... — Updated 1/14/2020 Full story

 

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