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Pebble adds rhenium to world-class titles

Alaska deposit hosts Earth's largest store of rare critical metal Metal Tech News – August 26, 2020

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:46pm

Rhenium platinum aluminum superalloys jet turbine blades

Vladislav Ociacia; Adobe Stock

Roughly 80% of the world rhenium goes into high-temperature superalloys, especially those used to manufacture the turbine blades for commercial and military aircraft jet engines.

While the recent call from conservationists and sportsmen for the Trump administration to block permits has cast a shadow of doubt on the development of a mine at Pebble, there is no denying the controversial Alaska project encompasses a world-class store of precious, industrial and critical minerals.

A recent recalculation of the Pebble resource shows the deposit hosts roughly a third of the w...



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