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Taiga Mining execs join Graphite One

Graphite One Resources announced Inc. Dec. 29 that it has appointed noted Alaska placer gold miners Kevin Greenfield and Jerry Birch to its advisory board. Co-owners and senior executives of Taiga Mining Company, Greenfield and Birch each bring nearly... — Updated 1/12/2018 Full story


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


South32 funds $10 million for Bornite

Trilogy Metals Inc. Dec. 14 announced that South32 Ltd. has committed US$10 million to fund the 2018 exploration program at the Bornite copper project in Northwest Alaska. This second tranche of US$10... — Updated 1/10/2018


Willie Hensley joins Trilogy board

Trilogy Metals Inc. Dec. 11 announced the appointment of renowned Alaska Native leader William Iggiagruk Hensley to its board of directors. Born in Kotzebue, Northwest Alaska, Hensley was a key player in... — Updated 1/13/2018


Fall drilling expands Shumagin

Redstar Gold Corp. Dec. 11 reported that all 13 holes drilled during the 2017 fall exploration program at its Unga gold project on the Alaska Peninsula cut gold and silver. Most of this drilling, 11 holes, tested the Shumagin Gold zone, expanding this... — Updated 1/13/2018


Wider copper-gold cut at Zackly

PolarX Ltd. Dec. 6 reported that assay results from two additional holes drilled at Zackly continue to confirm the historical copper-gold resource for the skarn deposit within the company's Alaska Range... — Updated 1/15/2018


Stellar drilling tops expectations

PolarX Ltd. Nov. 23 reported that assays from the first five holes drilled at Zackly confirm the high-grade copper-gold mineralization in this skarn deposit on the Stellar property. Significant results from the first five holes include: 14.5 meters of 2.5... — Updated 1/11/2018


Signs of San Diego Bay porphyry

CopperBank Resources Corp. Nov. 28 said this year’s rock and soil sampling program at San Diego Bay is a good first step in understanding the porphyry copper-gold potential of this project on the Alaska Peninsula. Geologists collected 37 grab rock... — Updated 1/11/2018


South32 funds $10 million for Bornite

Trilogy Metals Inc. Dec. 14 announced that South32 Ltd. has committed US$10 million to fund the 2018 exploration program at the Bornite copper project in Northwest Alaska. This second tranche of US$10... — Updated 1/13/2018


Auracle sensing Pyramid copper

CopperBank Resources Corp. Nov. 17 said Auracle Geospatial Science Inc. will complete a remote sensing radar and hyperspectral survey for the Pyramid and San Diego Bay copper projects on the Alaskan... — Updated 1/13/2018


Aussie junior options Estelle

Quantum Resources Ltd. Nov. 20 announced that it has entered into an option five Alaska projects prospective for gold, silver, zinc, nickel, copper, cobalt and rare earth elements. The primary property... — Updated 1/13/2018


Drills grow Shorty Creek porphyry

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Nov. 16 reported that the initial holes of its 2017 drill program at Shorty Creek have intercepted significant widths of copper-gold-silver, cobalt and tungsten mineralization, further confirming and expanding the Hill 1835 target.... — Updated 1/13/2018


PFS, scoping pave road to Arctic

Trilogy Metals Inc. Nov. 10 filed a National Instrument 43-101 technical report that supports the April resources estimate for the Arctic project in Northwest Alaska. At a 0.5 percent copper-equivalent... — Updated 1/13/2018


Royal Gold nears earn-in at Peak

Contango ORE Inc. Nov. 10 reported that Royal Gold Inc. has invested US$28.7 million into the Peak Gold project in eastern Alaska, which nears the US$30 million required to earn a 40 percent joint venture... — Updated 1/13/2018


Fort Knox on pace for 400,000 oz

Kinross Gold Corp. Nov. 8 reported that its Fort Knox Mine near Fairbanks, Alaska, produced 101,077 ounces of gold during the third quarter, a roughly 8 percent decrease from the 110,396 oz recovered... — Updated 1/13/2018


Greens Creek Ag costs negative

Hecla Mining Company Nov. 7 said the zinc, lead and gold produced at Greens Creek more than paid for the production costs at the Southeast Alaska mine during the third quarter. As a result, the cost to... — Updated 1/13/2018


Drills expand AG zone at Palmer

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. Nov. 2 reported wide silver and zinc intervals during expansion drilling at the AG Zone, a silver- and zinc-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide discovery at the Palmer project... — Updated 1/13/2018


Mars porphyry potential discovered

PolarX Ltd. Oct. 25 reported that an induced polarization geophysical survey has confirmed the potential of a buried porphyry copper-gold system at the Mars prospect on its Stellar property in Southcentral... — Updated 1/13/2018


Higher grades tapped at Pyramid

CopperBank Resources Corp. Oct. 23 reported results from two additional holes drilled this summer at the Pyramid copper project on the Alaska Peninsula. Hole DDH 17PY033, drilled in the Main zone of the... — Updated 1/13/2018


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