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Winter view of the Diavik diamond mining operation in NWT, Canada.

A nuclear option for mines in the North

What if remote mines and communities across Alaska and Canada's North could plug into batteries the size of cargo containers that could deliver multi-megawatt levels of zero-carbon... — Updated 5/6/2022

A rainbow at the Lik zinc exploration project in Northwest Alaska.

Teck launches Zinc Satellite initiative

With global zinc demand outpacing supply and the transition to renewable energy creating even more need for the galvanizing metal, Teck Resources Ltd. has launched an initiative to... — Updated 5/18/2022

A rainbow near the Bornite camp in Alaska’s Ambler Mining District.

Federal judge affirms Ambler Road remand

United States District Court Judge Sharon Gleason confirmed the U.S. Department of Interior's request to remand the previously issued federal permits for construction of the proposed... — Updated 5/19/2022

The 3rd element on the periodic table, lithium, is an ideal metal for batteries.

Alaska lithium discovery at Coal Creek

Nearly all the 50 minerals critical to the United States can be found at mines, deposits, and prospects across Alaska. Intriguing lithium occurrences, however, have not been identified... — Updated 5/19/2022

A streak of bright green northern lights over a Yukon gold exploration project.

Banyan's AurMac hosts 4M oz of gold

After its initial maiden resource estimate in 2020, Banyan Gold has been determined to expand the resource at its AurMac property in the Yukon to more than 3 million ounces of gold,... — Updated 5/19/2022

Joe Usibelli, Sr., former president and chairman of Usibelli Coal Mines Alaska.

A true Alaska coal mining pioneer passes

Usibelli Coal Mine May 14 announced the passing of Joseph Usibelli, Sr., an Alaska mining pioneer in the truest sense. Born on Dec. 28, 1938, in Suntrana, a historic Alaska mining town... — Updated 5/16/2022

With snow on the ground, Ruen begins 2022 drilling at the Estelle gold property.

Nova Minerals resumes drilling at Estelle

Nova Minerals Ltd. May 15 announced that it has begun an up to 50,000-meter drill program slated for this year at its Estelle gold property in Alaska. With the drills focused on... — Updated 5/19/2022

A drill tests for gold at the Golden Summit project north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Wide and wider Golden Summit intercepts

Freegold Ventures Ltd. May 18 reported more wide sections of strong gold mineralization and even wider sections of bulk tonnage gold mineralization were encountered in the latest batch... — Updated 5/19/2022

A rock sample with visible gold collected from the Casper vein in Northern BC.

Garibaldi drilling taps more Casper gold

Garibaldi Resources Corp. May 13 reported that early-stage exploratory drilling at the Casper target on its Nickel Mountain property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle cut gold... — Updated 5/19/2022

A drill tests the Starlight-Racehorse gold target along the Kitsault trend.

Dolly Varden preps for historic year

Dolly Varden Silver Corp. May 17 announced that crews are gearing up for an initial 30,000-meter drill program that will focus on upgrading and expanding the resources at Dolly Varden... — Updated 5/19/2022

A cross shaped trench with an excavator in the middle of the Yukon wilderness.

ATAC kicks off 2022 drilling programs

ATAC Resources Ltd. May 19 announced the start of the 2022 field season with crews mobilizing to the Nadaleen project at the eastern end of the company's Rackla Gold property in the... — Updated 5/19/2022

A rolling green landscape with a single lone drill rig set on the hillside.

White Gold announces 2022 program plans

White Gold Corp. May 18 announced its plans for the 2022 exploration program at its more than 1-million-acre (422,730 hectares) land package in Yukon's White Gold District, with... — Updated 5/19/2022

A view of the Red Dog mining camp that is the largest provider to ANCSA corps.

Alaska Mining Day – a historic crossroad

May 10, 2022, celebrates the ninth annual Alaska Mining Day. Established in 2013, Alaska Mining Day was created through legislation sponsored by Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, "to... — Updated 5/12/2022

A stylized adobestock picture of the word greenwashing on paper in a typewriter.

Alaskans are being greenwashed - again

When I first heard the term "greenwashed," I naturally assumed that it referred to the endless stream of misrepresentations that the American Environmental Industry dumps on a gullible... — Updated 5/12/2022

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