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Growth

Legislation Would Green Light Copper Mine, Thousands of Jobs

October 26, 2011

Thousands of new American jobs are on the table as the Southeas...

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Growth

Lithium Batteries Create Jobs in Michigan

October 25, 2011

At 11.1 percent, the unemployment rate in Michigan is the third...

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Growth

How Minerals Make Life: An Interactive Presentation

October 19, 2011

Minerals are the building blocks of our future. They provide th...

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Innovation

Federal Initiative Spotlights Minerals in Energy

October 14, 2011

In a push to cut national oil imports by one-third by 2025, the...

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Guest Post

National Defense Through Minerals Security

October 13, 2011

By Hal Quinn, President and CEO, National Mining Association ...

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Innovation

Manufacturers Use Minerals in Innovative “3-D Printing”

October 06, 2011

As the building blocks of innovation and the lifeblood of manuf...

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Policy

Sen. Murkowski Introduces Critical Minerals Amendment to Currency Bill

October 05, 2011

In an effort to promote the domestic production of critical min...

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Policy

Accessing Alaska’s Untapped Critical Minerals

October 04, 2011

Hundreds of political leaders, mining officials and executives,...

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Innovation

Molycorp’s CEO Discusses U.S. Rare Earth Imports

September 28, 2011

On Monday, Mark A. Smith, CEO of Molycorp Inc., appeared on Blo...

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Innovation

AngloGold Ashanti Donates Local Gold to Restore Denver Capitol Dome

September 27, 2011

In observance of a proud state tradition, AngloGold Ashanti rec...

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