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Underground chrome mine in an outline of Alaska and critical minerals.

49 critical minerals in the 49th State

From antimony historically mined near the Interior Alaska city of Fairbanks to the zinc and germanium produced at the Red Dog Mine, America's 49th State is a past producer, and a... — Updated 11/16/2022 Full story

Sample jars being fed into a PhotonAssay machine for gold analysis.

Lightspeed answer to backlogged assays

PhotonAssay tech offers a modern, faster alternative to fire assaying for gold analysis. Assays are the very crux of mineral exploration – timely results returned from the lab help... — Updated 11/17/2022 Full story

Geologists test water near the Pebble mine site in Southwest Alaska.

Royalty has little impact on Pebble PEA

An updated preliminary economic assessment for Pebble shows that a US$60 million royalty investment deal between Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. and an unnamed investor has a minimal... — Updated 11/17/2022 Full story

Aerial view of the UKMP mineral exploration camp during a fall day in Alaska.

New Ambler Road decision by end of 2023

BLM anticipates publishing second draft EIS before mid-2023 and final record of decision by end of the year. Trilogy Metals Inc. Nov. 23 reported that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management... — Updated 11/23/2022 Full story

A crew of three operates a reverse circulation drill testing for gold in Alaska.

Felix Gold grows Treasure Creek discoveries

Millrock Resources Inc. Nov. 21 reported that the 2022 drilling being carried out by Felix Gold Ltd. continues to cut significant near-surface gold mineralization in multiple zones on... — Updated 11/23/2022

Mining truck hauls gold ore against a backdrop of yellow fall foliage in Alaska.

Fort Knox posts another strong quarter

Kinross Gold Corp. Nov. 9 reported another quarter of strong production at its Fort Knox gold mine in Alaska. During the third quarter, Kinross' Alaska operation produced 75,522 ounces... — Updated 11/17/2022

NWT First Nations drummers on the ore sorter catwalk at Nechalacho.

Cheetah honored with NWT MAX award

Honored for local hire and business opportunities at Canada's first rare earths mine. Cheetah Resources Corp. Nov. 20 announced that it has been honored with the 2022 Northwest... — Updated 11/23/2022 Full story

Drill testing silver target in a forested area of Kitsault Valley project in BC.

Significant Wolf silver deposit extension

Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Nov. 21 reported that drills have cut high-grade silver that significantly extends the mineralization at the Wolf Vein on the company's Kitsault Valley project... — Updated 11/23/2022

A drill pad on the side of a snowy mountain at Sitka Gold's RC Gold project.

Sitka Gold expands Blackjack discovery

Sitka Gold Corp. Nov. 18 announced the latest batch of assays from the summer drilling program at the RC Gold project in Yukon, Canada. While sixteen diamond drill holes were completed... — Updated 11/23/2022

The northern lights above Osisko Metals' Pine Point project.

Osisko defines more resource for feasibility

Osisko Metals Inc. Nov. 22 announced further drill results from the 2022 definition drilling at its Pine Point zinc-lead project in Northwest Territories, moving one step closer toward a... — Updated 11/23/2022 Full story

Macmillan Pass within the Mackenzie Mountains in Canada.

Fireweed first assays reveal best intercept

Fireweed Metals Corp. Nov. 22 announced that the second hole drilled this year at Macmillan Pass cut an impressive 124 meters averaging 12.3% zinc, 1.3% lead, and 45.9 grams per metric... — Updated 11/23/2022 Full story

Drill tests for gold and silver on a summer day in Northern British Columbia.

Discovery shows Eskay growth potential

Skeena Resources Ltd. Nov. 22 announced that drilling has discovered a new area of near-surface gold-silver mineralization about 200 meters east of 22 Zone, indicating the larger... — Updated 11/23/2022

Wesley Earl Dunkle's flight logbook at the Alaska Aviation Museum.

Alaska still feels the work of Wesley Dunkle

As we honor tradition and significant achievement toward mining, mineral exploration, or all-around trailblazing in Alaska, there are many individuals who have been immortalized through... — Updated 11/3/2022 Full story

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