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South32 ups 2021 investments in Alaska

When Australia-based South32 Ltd. decided to expand its portfolio into the Northern Hemisphere, Alaska was its first stop. Under a deal struck with Trilogy Metals Inc. in 2017, South32... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Aussie investments in AK mining top $100M

Accounting for at least US$100 million invested in mineral exploration and mine development in Alaska during 2021, Australian companies continue to work along the entire breadth of the... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Two Aussie mineral explorers enter Alaska

Alaska's largely untapped mineral potential continues to draw the interest of Down Under mining companies, including two Australian minerals explorers that picked up prospective land... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Matching enormous Estelle gold potential

Adding to the major Australian investments in unlocking Alaska's mineral potential by South32 Ltd. and Northern Star Resources Ltd., junior explorer Nova Minerals Ltd. is briskly... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Millrock draws Aussie explorers to Alaska

An Alaska-based mineral explorer that has long attracted Australian companies to projects it has generated, Millrock Resources Inc. is actively working with two such companies on gold... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Exploring larger Alaska Range potential

High-grade deposits rich in copper, gold, and silver to bulk tonnage porphyry targets sought after by many of the world's major copper producers, Australia-based PolarX Ltd. has no... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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White Rock expands Red Mountain, again

White Rock Minerals Ltd. is carrying out the largest exploration program at Red Mountain, an already district-scale project in Alaska that keeps getting bigger as the Australian explorer... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Northern Star sets golden records at Pogo

Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s late 2018 acquisition of the Pogo gold mine in Alaska's Goodpaster Mining District was celebrated as both good news for the future of the underground gold... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Greens Creek leadership, ethics honored

Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company is the recipient of Alaska Chamber's Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year award, which pays tribute to businesses that exemplify leadership, ethics,... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Junior aims to produce gold in 2021

The Mon gold project, currently the only fully permitted gold mining project in Northwest Territories, is advancing toward new production later this year. The project is located about... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Fort Knox gold output starts upward trend

Kinross Gold Corp. July 29 reported the new Barnes Creek heap leach pad is contributing to increased gold production at its Fort Knox gold mine about 25 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska.... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Zinc production rebounds at Red Dog Mine

Teck Resources Ltd. July 28 reported that the Red Dog Mine produced 260,000 metric tons (573.2 million pounds) of zinc during the first six months of 2021, more than a 22% increase over... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Fireweed Zinc drills encouraging rocks

Fireweed Zinc Ltd. July 27 reported wide zones of mineralization have been encountered in the first three holes drilled this year at the Boundary West discovery on the company's... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Brixton discovers abundant VG at Thorn

Brixton Metals Corp. July 26 announced the discovery of abundant visible gold in a previously unexplored outcrop at the Trapper target on its 1,000-square-miles (2,600 square kilometers)... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Dyea, Alaska: The lost sibling to Skagway

If one were to stand in the dense, silent coastal forest at the head of the Taiya Inlet today, it would be nearly impossible to imagine that 123 years prior, this Southeast Alaska locale... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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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 Full story

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Nothing is certain but death and taxes

In a recent case that crossed my desk, I was confronted by what seems to have been an easily avoided problem relating to the estate of a long-time, well-known, very sophisticated Alaska... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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