Technology Metals 2016

Drillers at Pure Energy Minerals’ Clayton Valley lithium project in Nevada. Credit: Pure Energy Minerals.

Plugged in tech-metal juniors


From graphite to vanadium, high-tech minerals and metals are sure to see growing use in the future from applications such as smart phones, cars and…





The project team in front of the 8 MW hour vanadium flow battery at the Zhangbei renewable energy project in February, 180 km north of Beijing, from left: chief technical officer Huang Mianyan, project coordinator Lee Barker and commercial manager Charles Ge. Credit: Sparton Resources.

Sparton banks on vanadium

Over the course of his 54 years in the business, Canadian geologist and engineer Lee Barker has had many rewarding moments. In the early 1970s…


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