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Bering Straits – On the edge of tomorrow

Home of the famed golden beaches of Nome that have captured the imagination of millions over the past 120 years, the Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) region covers the Seward Peninsula and coastal...

Graphite Creek nominated high-priority

In a recent letter to the White House, Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy has requested that U.S. President Donald Trump consider designating the Graphite Creek mine project and associated processing...

Fort Knox passes 8M oz gold milestone

FAIRBANKS, Alaska: The 8 millionth ounce of gold poured at Fort Knox on Oct. 9 is a milestone that seems to mark a new era for this iconic Interior Alaska mine that has been a flagship operation for...

Agnico opens second new Nunavut mine

For the second time in 2019, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. announced reaching commercial production at a new Nunavut gold mine – this time at Amaruq, a satellite deposit about 50 kilometers (31 miles)...

Northern zinc-rich projects get boost

As the worldwide deficit in zinc production grows, several zinc-lead mining projects across northern Canada await construction of access arteries needed to deliver their ore to market. The projects are...

Ucore adds 6 critical metals to Bokan REEs

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Oct. 15 announced that 38,500 metric tons of critical minerals have been added to the resource for its Bokan Dotson-Ridge rare earth project in Southeast Alaska. The new metals added...

Kensington up, Silvertip down during Q3

Coeur Mining Inc. Oct. 10 reported another strong quarter of gold production at its Kensington Mine in Southeast Alaska but a dip in silver, zinc and lead production at the Silvertip Mine in northern...

Millrock pinpoints West Pogo drill target

Millrock Resources Inc. Oct. 9 reported that the results from its recently completed geophysical program has identified a compelling drill target on the company's West Pogo property in Alaska's Goodpaster...

New Age expands Genesis PGE targets

New Age Metals Inc. Oct. 8 reported that the 2019 Genesis exploration program has significantly expanded the platinum group element-nickel-copper exploration targets on this project in Southcentral Alaska....

Greens Creek on pace for 9.5M oz silver

Hecla Mining Company Oct. 7 reported that its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska produced 2.54 million ounces of silver during the third quarter, a 36 percent increase over the 1.88 million oz produced...

Graphite Creek PFS drilling now underway

Graphite One Inc. Sept. 23 announced the start of a fall drill program at its Graphite Creek property located near Nome, Alaska. The roughly 800 meters of planned drilling will provide geotechnical...

More metals, less red tape for Bokan

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Sept. 23 reported two developments that could bolster the economics of a mine at Bokan-Dotson Ridge and expedite the permitting of this potential rare earth operation in Southeast...

Major metal trends at Newmont Lake

Crystal Lake Mining Corp. reported that drills have tapped a new porphyry copper-gold zone at Newmont Lake; and surface sampling has discovered an entirely new hydrothermal system containing high-grade...

Tracing high-grade gold-silver at Phoenix

Benchmark Metals Inc. Oct.7 reported that its first 2019 hole at the Phoenix zone on its fully owned Lawyers project in northern British Columbia cut 2.87 meters averaging 46.9 grams per metric ton (1.5...

High-grade gold in Casino copper porphyry

Western Copper and Gold Corp. Sept. 24 reported a high-grade gold intercept from a hole drilled during the company's roughly 13,500-meter drill program at the Casino copper-gold project in the Yukon. Hole...

Ascot drills Premier electrum prospect

Ascot Resources Ltd. Sept. 24 said it has completed its roughly 44,000 meters of resources expansion and upgrade drilling at the Big Missouri, Silver Coin and Premier deposit areas and has begun grassroots...

Upgrading, expanding Eskay Creek open pit

Skeena Resources Ltd. Sept. 25 said assay results from the initial phase of 2019 drilling at Eskay Creek indicate the potential to upgrade and expand the near surface resource at 21 A, one of three zones...

Alaska mining traces erratic global trend

If you have watched the metals markets over the last month, you know why Alaska's mineral industry has surged, stalled, swerved, swooped, slowed, shelved and stuttered, sometimes all at the same time!...

The elephants in Alaska are everywhere!

Alaska, like Canada to the east and Russia to the west, is well known for its elephantine mineral deposits. Recognition of those deposits surfaces regularly. Sometimes they are characterized by incredible...

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