As the backbone of the Industrial Revolution, metals and minerals were the essential building blocks for technological innovation, urbanization, and economic growth. The availability of these raw materials enabled new industries and transformed the way societies functioned, laying the foundation for modern industrialized nations.
The crucial role of metals and minerals remains ever more critical today with the next generation of innovations only limited by our imagination: Making the impossible possible.
From everyday technologies at our fingertips to renewable energies, autonomous vehicles, and climate change solutions, Alaska is poised to lead the world delivering metals and minerals that inspire future innovations.
Restoring the ability to walk for those who have lost a limb is a modern miracle made possible by metals like Titanium:
Your car airbag is a lifeline made possible in part by gold and silver metals:
Metals play a crucial role making the transition to renewable energy sources possible. Alaska’s responsible development of its mineral resources, in particular silver, gold, copper, graphite, and zinc, have a significant role.
Mining makes the impossible possible. Metals fuel innovations in these industries impacting our lives today and tomorrow: