Industrial/Specialty Minerals


Tesla’s Gigafatory near Sparks, Nevada, where the company began producing lithium-ion batteries in January. Credit: Tesla.

Lithium producers ramp up

Lithium is heating up, with the price globally on the rise following higher demand. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates lithium production last year increased…










Canadian Zinc's Prairie Creek zinc-lead-silver project, 500 km west of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Credit: Canadian Zinc

Development potential in NWT

Canada’s Northwest Territories is relatively remote, but endowed with mineral potential. Despite the region’s harsh winters and infrastructure deficit, the Northwest Territories hosts Canada’s largest…