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 By Shane Lasley    News

Rising metals prices ring in 2018

With the price for an ounce of gold pushing back above US$1,300 to ring in the new year – along with zinc and copper selling at multi-year highs and trending higher – 2018 is shaping up to be a good... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News 

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

 By Shane Lasley    News 

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

 By Shane Lasley    News 

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

 By Shane Lasley    News

Expanding Fort Knox

The mill at Fort Knox Mine in Interior Alaska will likely be churning out gold for several more years, thanks to Kinross Gold Corp. gaining mineral rights to the Gilmore land parcel immediately west of the... — Updated 1/10/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

A lot more Bornite

Just how big is the high-grade Bornite copper deposit in Northwest Alaska? This is one question that South32 Ltd. wants to know as it considers paying Trilogy Metals Inc. US$150 million for a 50 percent... — Updated 1/13/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

EPA nixes mine bonding proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to impose additional bonding requirements on the American mining sector, the regulator announced on Dec. 1. Under the Obama Administration, EPA had p... — Updated 1/10/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Matter of perspective

Alaska’s mining sector is in a global competition for mining investment, making it critical for the state to tout its strengths and address its weakness if it wants to attract the capital needed to... — Updated 1/13/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Quantum Pebble leap

In a framework agreement announced on Dec. 18, First Quantum Minerals Ltd. was revealed as the major mining company that will complete the Pebble Limited Partnership. "We have made good progress in the part... — Updated 1/13/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

More Alaska mines

Alaska’s current fiscal crisis has highlighted the need to diversify the state’s economy and being one of the richest minerals jurisdictions on the planet, mining is an industry that could play a major... — Updated 1/13/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

War on mining is over

When When Steve Wackowski asked his superiors at the U.S. Department of Interior office in Washington D.C. for a message to deliver at the Alaska Miners Association's annual convention in Anchorage, their... — Updated 1/14/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: A year of discovery for Auryn

A C$41 million cash infusion early in 2017 ensured Auryn Resources Inc. had the funding to carry out the major exploration programs it had envisioned for its gold properties in Nunavut, British Columbia and... — Updated 11/12/2017


Mining Explorers 2017: Freegold Ventures Ltd.

Freegold Ventures Ltd. kicked off its 2017 exploration with a drill program focused on expanding the oxide gold resource at the Golden Summit property in Interior Alaska. Located about 25 miles north of Fairbanks and about four miles from Kinross Gold Corp... — Updated 11/12/2017

 By Shane Lasley    News

Hamilton joins Pebble

With the addition of Mark Hamilton as executive vice president of external affairs, the Pebble Limited Partnership continues to build upon an impressive team of Alaska-based leaders as it prepares to... — Updated 1/13/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: Majors fill funding void North of 60

Goldcorp Inc.’s half-a-billion-dollar purchase of Kaminak Gold Corp. and the Coffee Gold project in Yukon Territory in 2016 marked a major shift for North of 60 mining explorers. Junior mining explorers... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: State witnesses major upturn in activity

Alaska's minerals exploration sector is on an upswing, thanks to Australian mining explorers looking north and mining majors upping their activities in the state. South32 Ltd., a Perth, Australia-based... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: Trilogy Metals: Developing a district

With two world-class metals deposits and strong partnerships Trilogy Metals Inc. aims to develop the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Northwest Alaska into one of the highest grade copper mining districts... — Updated 1/12/2018


Mining Explorers 2017: Teck Resources Ltd.

Zinc, copper and gold are the top metals sought by Teck Resources Ltd. In Alaska, this work is dedicated to extending the life of the Red Dog Mine by upgrading high-grade zinc resources near the current mine area and seeking out new deposits across... — Updated 1/12/2018


Mining Explorers 2017: PolarX Ltd.

PolarX Ltd. debuted this year as a new Australia-based exploration company focused on advancing Caribou Dome and Stellar, high-grade copper and copper-gold projects in Southcentral Alaska. This company is t... — Updated 1/12/2018


Mining Explorers 2017: Millrock Resources Inc.

Millrock Resources Inc. is a project generating mineral exploration company with seven projects in Alaska, three in British Columbia, 15 in Mexico and one in New Mexico. In Alaska, Millrock struck a deal... — Updated 1/12/2018


Mining Explorers 2017: Kinross Gold Corp.

Kinross Gold Corp. has a two-pronged exploration strategy – focus its own efforts on high-quality brownsfield assets, including the discovery of new resource surrounding its existing operations; and nab... — Updated 1/12/2018


Mining Explorers 2017: Peak Gold LLC

Peak Gold, a joint venture between Contango ORE Inc. and Royal Gold Inc., completed roughly US$11.8 million of exploration in 2017 at Peak Gold (formerly Tetlin), an extensive land package in Eastern... — Updated 1/12/2018


Mining Explorers 2017: Constantine Metal Resources Ltd.

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. is a metals exploration company focused primarily on its Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide project in Southeast Alaska. Dowa Metals & Mining Co. Ltd., which joined Constantine in advancing exploration and potential... — Updated 1/11/2018

 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: A renaissance for Yukon's mining legacy

As some of the world's biggest gold miners nab exciting plays that turned up across Yukon Territory during the past decade, Yukon's mining explorers continue to seek the next generation of mine projects in... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: Major Yukon gold rush

Following up on the discoveries made during a C$1 billion exploration explosion in the Yukon from 2007 until 2013, five of the world's largest gold producers are leading a second wave of the 21st Century... — Updated 1/14/2018 Full story


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