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A supercharged surge in copper prices

While copper did not make it onto the list of 35 minerals and metals critical to the United States, the red metal's criticality to the global transition to renewable energy and electric... — Updated 4/29/2021

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Mining new oil in Northern Copper Triangle

Alaska, Northern British Columbia, and the Yukon are home to a dozen advanced stage exploration and mine projects hosting billions of pounds of copper ready to deliver to a world... — Updated 4/29/2021

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Quick 2021 start at Vital rare earth mine

Advancing at a pace not typically seen in the mining industry, Australia-based Vital Metals Ltd. has surpassed several milestones during the first quarter of 2021 toward its goal of... — Updated 5/3/2021

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Pretium gold output slowed by COVID-19

Despite being challenged with a COVID-19 outbreak, Pretium Resources Inc.'s Brucejack Mine in Northern British Columbia was able to produce enough gold to turn a profit during the first... — Updated 5/6/2021

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Operator proposes iron mine expansion

As Nunavut regulators wrapped up a contentious final series of hearings in April on a proposed expansion of the Mary River iron ore mine on Baffin Island, the Canadian territory got hit... — Updated 5/6/2021

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HighGold budgets $10M for Alaska program

HighGold Mining Inc. May 6 outlined plans for an initial US$8.2 million (C$10 million) 2021 exploration program at its Johnson Tract polymetallic gold project in Southcentral Alaska that... — Updated 5/6/2021

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Niblack assays verify Blackwolf theory

Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. (formerly Heatherdale Resources Ltd.) May 3 announced that its late 2020 surface drill program near the historic Niblack Mine tapped high-grade... — Updated 5/6/2021

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Coeur is exploring Yukon silver property

Alianza Minerals Ltd. May 4 reported that Coeur Explorations, a subsidiary of Coeur Mining Inc., has begun an initial exploration program at Alianza's Tim silver project in southern... — Updated 5/6/2021

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Golden Predator-Viva Gold merger stopped

Golden Predator Mining Corp. May 3 announced the termination of an agreement to acquire Viva Gold Corp., a junior exploration company advancing the Tonopah gold property in Nevada. Under... — Updated 5/6/2021

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Granite Creek starts 2021 Carmacks drilling

Granite Creek Copper Ltd. May 6 announced that two drills have been mobilized to the Carmacks (formerly Carmacks and Stu projects) to begin a roughly 10,000-meter 2021 drill program... — Updated 5/6/2021

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Forgotten chain of Alaska mining history

After the United States' purchase of Alaska, and before the boom brought on by the Klondike Gold Rush, a small island just off the Alaska Peninsula would have gold-bearing quartz... — Updated 4/30/2021

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For Alaskans, it is a wonderful world

I always tend to look at the world through the wrong end of the telescope. For instance, many people regard the so-called political divisions in our country as being a problem, but for... — Updated 5/6/2021

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Freegold strikes bonanza gold in Alaska

Freegold Ventures Ltd. struck gold in Alaska, both literally and figuratively, during 2020. While it is no surprise that the Vancouver, British Columbia-based mineral explorer tapped... — Updated 1/17/2021

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Alaska exploration recovers from COVID-19

Strong metal prices and an infusion of cash from notable resource investors helped to salvage much of a 2020 mineral exploration season in Alaska that became lethargic with disruptions,... — Updated 2/4/2021

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Huge financing, exploration for Benchmark

After raising a staggering C$50 million through a financing led by Sprott Capital Partners, more than twice the C$21 million original 2020 offering, Benchmark Metals Inc. announced plans... — Updated 1/14/2021

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Nova Minerals excited about Estelle gold

Australian explorer Nova Minerals Ltd. is rapidly building on the multi-million-ounce gold resource it has outlined on its flagship Estelle project in Alaska. Located about 100 miles... — Updated 1/17/2021

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