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Finding the sweet spot

The permitting process for the world-class Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum mine in Southwest Alaska is officially underway. With this monumental milestone comes the first real look at the new Pebble Mine... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story

Critical minerals order

Following a U.S. Geological Survey report that identifies 23 minerals critical to the economic wellbeing and security of the United States, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling on... — Updated 1/4/2018 Full story

Alaska's critical mineral potential

The Trump Administration's focus on securing domestic sources of critical minerals could help re-invigorate mineral exploration and mine development in Alaska. At least 15 of the 23 critical minerals... — Updated 1/4/2018

Record gold year slated for Chandalar

Goldrich Mining Company Jan. 8 reported that the Chandalar placer gold mine in northern Alaska is slated to produce roughly 21,000 ounces of gold in 2018. The Chandalar mine is owned by Goldrich NyacAU Placer, a joint venture formed between Goldrich and... — Updated 1/12/2018

Tests show easy Bornite copper recovery

Trilogy Metals Inc. Jan. 10 said metallurgical test work results shows that a high-quality, 30 percent copper concentrate containing no deleterious metals can be produced from the surface mineable in-pit... — Updated 1/12/2018

Lower than expected Kensington gold

Coeur Mining Inc. Jan. 8 reported that its Kensington Mine produced 115,094 ounces of gold in 2017, falling short of the 120,000 to 125,000 oz the company anticipated from the Southeast Alaska operation.... — Updated 1/12/2018

Hecla mines finish year strong

Hecla Mining Company Jan. 10 reported that its Greens Creek Mine produced 8.4 million ounces of silver and 50,855 oz of gold in 2017. The mill operated at an average of 2,300 tons per day in 2017, a record ... — Updated 1/12/2018

Pebble Mine permits submitted

The Pebble Partnership Dec. 22 submitted permit applications for the Pebble Mine project to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, initiating the project review process under the National Environmental Policy Act.... — Updated 1/4/2018

Critical Graphite Creek awareness

Graphite One Resources Inc. Dec. 21 said a U.S. Geological Survey report on critical minerals of the United States and an executive order to develop a federal critical mineral's strategy highlights the... — Updated 1/4/2018

Ucore hails critical minerals EO

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Dec. 22 said President Donald Trump's executive order to ensure reliable supplies of critical minerals is a fundamental policy shift that is important to the company and its Bokan... — Updated 1/4/2018

Seabridge revisits Courageous Lake

Seabridge Gold Corp. Jan. 8 reported plans for a 36-hole drill at its Courageous Lake gold project in Northwest Territories. The planned 7,200-meter program, which is slated to begin in February, will test ... — Updated 1/12/2018

PGM to nickel; Wellgreen rebrands

Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. Jan. 8 announced that it is changing its name to Nickel Creek Platinum Corp., part of a rebranding aimed to reflect a new direction for the company and the uniqueness of its asset,... — Updated 1/12/2018

Difficult RC drilling good sign for 3 Aces

Golden Predator Mining Corp. Jan. 10 said results from 42 reverse circulation holes drilled last year continue to confirm high-grade gold mineralization and near surface bulk tonnage type mineralization... — Updated 1/12/2018

Un-mined gold zone found at Snip

Skeena Resources Ltd. Jan. 8 reported additional high-grade gold results from underground drilling at its Snip project in northwestern British Columbia. The historic underground mine at Snip, which Barrick Gold Corp. operated from 1991 to 1999, produced... — Updated 1/12/2018

GT Gold extends Saddle South trend

GT Gold Corp. Jan. 9 said assay results from the summer 2017 drill program continue to expand high-grade gold mineralization at the Saddle discovery on the company's Tatogga property in northwestern... — Updated 1/12/2018

Pretium applies for Brucejack expansion

Pretium Resources Inc. Dec. 21 announced plans to increase the production at its Brucejack gold mine in northwestern British Columbia by roughly 40 percent. The company has submitted an application to BC... — Updated 1/4/2018

Back River gold gets review board okay

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Dec. 20 reported that the Nunavut Impact Review Board has issued the final project certificate for Back River, allowing the company to advance the gold mine project through the final licensing and permitting stage. Sabina... — Updated 1/4/2018

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