Chess board underlain by China and US flags representing strategic positioning.

AMA gathering abuzz with critical minerals

From Pentagon's $37.5M grant to Graphite One to emerging nickel deposits, critical minerals are a hot AK mining topic. With Washington investing billions of dollars into ensuring safe and secure... — Updated 11/30/2023

Snowline representatives receiving the Leckie environmental stewardship award.

Snowline claims Leckie stewardship award

In its few short years as an active explorer in the Yukon, Snowline Gold Corp. has progressed to monumental scales while understanding the importance of consciousness discovery and has thus been... — Updated 11/30/2023

A valley lake in the mineral-rich mountains on the Yukon-NWT border.

Junior seeks to tame tungsten elephant

After establishing its position as a leading zinc-lead-silver explorer in northern Canada, Fireweed Metals Corp. set out in late 2022 to broaden its focus in both geography and commodities. Partly... — Updated 11/30/2023

View of an orange-stained mineralized outcrop in the Alaska Range.

KoBold buys Alaska Energy Metals data

Alaska Energy Metals Corp. Nov. 28 announced that it has sold nickel exploration data to KoBold Metals, a high-tech mineral exploration company backed by funding from Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and... — Updated 11/30/2023

Alaska Native executive at an Interior Alaska gold project on a rainy fall day.

Tectonic gains invaluable Flat insights

Tectonic Metals Inc. Nov. 23 announced that it completed 19 holes during its inaugural drilling at Flat and is positioned to carry out a larger drill program at this large gold project on Doyon... — Updated 11/30/2023

Map of drilling and sampling results with the 2.5-mile Trapper gold anomaly.

Brixton tests larger potential at Trapper

Brixton Metals Corp. Dec. 1 reported that its exploration drilling continues to encounter intriguing gold mineralization at the Trapper target on the company's Thorn copper-gold project in Northern... — Updated 12/2/2023

Western Copper and Gold’s camp at Casino in Yukon, Canada.

Rio Tinto invests again in promising Casino

Western Copper and Gold Corp. Nov. 28 announced that after making an initial investment in 2021, Rio Tinto has elected to provide an additional C$6 million (US$4.4 million) to help the company... — Updated 11/30/2023

An intensely oxidized and zinc-rich rock collected from the Tempest target.

Copper-rich Tempest on the Storm horizon

American West Metals Ltd. Nov. 27 reported that surface samples with as much as 38.2% copper and 30.8% zinc have been collected from Tempest, a prospect about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the... — Updated 11/30/2023

Front page of the St. Louis Post Dispatch from 1901.

Yukon's Christmas Day Murders (Part 1)

For many, Christmas is a time of year filled with nostalgia, comfort, and the joviality of the holiday spirit. However, an event that transpired 123 years ago in the Klondike left a blood stain on... — Updated 11/30/2023

A photo with various buzzwords used in today's energy transition.

Suppose we held a party and nobody came?

I suspect that almost everyone is familiar with the "word clouds" that are sometimes used by the media to identify issues ostensibly important to the American public. Pick a subject, and the... — Updated 11/30/2023

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