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Daniel Yergin and Gov. Dunleavy onstage for a fireside chat on Alaska energy.

US Permitting pandemic plagues Alaska

Alaska's unparalleled potential to be a major domestic supplier of the minerals and metals critical to the clean energy transition attracted some of North America's top commodities investors and... — Updated 6/2/2023

A ship loaded with iron ore mined at Mary River in Nunavut leaves Milne Inlet.

Revised plan for mining Mary River iron

Six months after the Canadian government rejected a plan to double approved output from the Mary River iron mine on Nunavut's Baffin Island, the mine's operator, Baffinland Iron Mines Corp., is... — Updated 6/1/2023

Paved highway cuts across sea of yellow foliage on a fall day in Alaska.

WOTUS ruling hailed as a win for Alaska

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy and trade groups representing a broad spectrum of businesses across the state hailed the unanimous Supreme Court decision against the Biden administration's broad... — Updated 6/1/2023

A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

BLM drags feet on Ambler Road decision

Despite the growing calls by Alaska Native tribal and municipal leaders for an expedited review of the Ambler Access Project, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced that it will take six... — Updated 6/1/2023

Map showing Felix Gold’s Fairbanks Mining District landholdings.

Felix Gold begins NW Array infill drilling

Felix Gold Ltd. May 30 announced the start of an infill drill program aimed at establishing a maiden resource for the NW Array target on the company's Treasure Creek gold-antimony project about 20... — Updated 6/1/2023

Drone view of a summer camp, road, and airstrip on a sunny Alaska summer day.

U.S. GoldMining begins Whistler program

U.S. GoldMining Inc. May 30 announced that it has mobilized crews for an up to 10,000-meter phase-one drill program at the Whistler gold-copper project about 100 miles northwest of Anchorage,... — Updated 6/1/2023

A drill test for gold beneath a snow-covered landscape in Interior Alaska.

Golden Summit resource growth continues

Freegold Ventures Ltd. June 1 announced that the first holes of its 2023 drill program at Golden Summit have cut gold mineralization about 400 meters north of the 12-million-ounce Dolphin-Cleary... — Updated 6/1/2023

Contango ORE logo with triangle symbol and gold, silver, and copper colors.

Contango ORE makes Russell 3000 Index

Contango ORE Inc. May 30 announced that the Alaska-based mineral exploration and mine development company is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000 and Russell Microcap. Founded in 2010 to... — Updated 6/1/2023

A snow train transporting fuel and drill materials to Ferguson Lake, Nunavut.

Canadian North completes on-ice drilling

Canadian North Resources Inc. May 29 reported encouraging results from its recently completed 21-hole spring diamond drill program at its Ferguson Lake nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals... — Updated 6/1/2023

Snowline Gold’s 50-man Forks camp in Northeastern Yukon, Canada.

Snowline kicks off 2023 drill season

Snowline Gold Corp. May 31 announced that visible gold has been observed in 10 of the first 14 holes drilled this year at the Valley Zone of the company's Rogue gold project in the Yukon. Drill... — Updated 6/1/2023

Drill tests for copper below an orange-stained rocky slope at Iskut in BC.

Seabridge targets Iskut copper discovery

Seabridge Gold Inc. May 30 announced the start of a more than 12,000-meter drill program to test high-level porphyry copper-gold targets on the company's Iskut property in Northern British... — Updated 6/1/2023

A bulldozer digging trenches along hillcrest at Sitka Gold’s RC Gold project.

First 2023 Sitka Gold hole hits paydirt

Sitka Gold Corp. May 24 announced the preliminary assay results from its first hole drilled for the 2023 program at the Blackjack deposit on the RC Gold project in the Yukon. And after the initial... — Updated 5/25/2023

Massive wind turbines on a mountain on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Alaska sustainable energy independence

Coming together to recognize the potential Alaska can bring to the table for the global transition to renewable energy, the 2023 Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference invited leaders in government,... — Updated 6/1/2023

Bureau of Land Management signpost outside Anchorage District Office.

The nuts are in charge of the nut house

Mark your calendar. June 30, 2023, will be just one more Day in Infamy when catastrophic changes at the hands of the Bureau of Land Management will reach their nadir. (These days, it seems,... — Updated 6/1/2023

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