I highlighted several weeks ago the rising concern by the US public about our mineral dependance on foreign entities.
Important national news has just crossed our wires this morning as two of our featured Alaskan junior miners were mentioned in testimony on May 12th in front of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as being two critical domestic mining projects for our most strategic metals and minerals.
For weeks I have highlighted Graphite One and Ucore Rare Metals as strategic mineral projects for the future of US mineral independence. The US is totally dependent on graphite and heavy rare earths from overseas. Graphite is important for the nascent lithium-ion batteries and the heavy rare earths are important for smart bombs, clean energy and electronics.