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CIRI real estate extends beyond Tikahtnu

With more than half of Alaska's entire population living within its region, Cook Inlet Region Inc., more commonly known as CIRI, is the most metropolitan of the 12 landholding Alaska... — Updated 1/2/2020 Full story

Barrick and Novagold own 40 million ounce Donlin Gold mine project Alaska

Decision looming, major drilling at Donlin

As we move into 2020 there are still no definitive indications of when joint venture partners Novagold Resources Inc. and Barrick Gold Corp. will make the final decision on development... — Updated 1/24/2020 Full story

Association Mineral Exploration AME BC Roundup mining conference

Alaska gov welcomes mining investments

If you are not doing business in Alaska, you should be, this is the message Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy had for the mining community attending the Association for Mineral Exploration... — Updated 1/24/2020 Full story

Kesington high grade gold mine SE Alaska panhandle north of Juneau

Less metals from Kensington, Silvertip

Coeur Mining Inc. Jan. 16 reported a fourth quarter drop in metals production at both its Kensington gold mine in Southeast Alaska and the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine in northern... — Updated 1/24/2020

High grade copper gold silver skarn mineralization Zackly East Stellar Alaska

PolarX eyes Zackly skarn growth potential

PolarX Ltd. Jan. 20 announced that trenching, mapping and sampling has identified a potential 600-meter extension of the thick and high-grade copper-gold skarn mineralization it... — Updated 1/24/2020

Freegold, South32 tap Shorty Creek copper

Freegold Ventures Ltd. Jan. 16 announced results from the late-season 2019 drill program at Shorty Creek, a porphyry gold-copper project about 75 miles northwest of Fairbanks. The... — Updated 1/16/2020

Pembridge Resources Minto open pit underground copper gold silver mine Yukon

New drilling, operator slated for Minto

Pembridge Resources plc Jan. 22 announced the launch of a 14,000-meter drill program aimed at expanding four deposits at its Minto copper mine in the Yukon. United Kingdom-based... — Updated 1/24/2020 Full story

Yellowknife Northwest Territories NWT gold exploration drilling TerraX

Drills turning at Yellowknife gold project

TerraX Minerals Inc. Jan. 20 announced the start of a 10,000-meter drill program at its Yellowknife gold project in Northwest Territories. The Yellowknife project encompasses 783 square... — Updated 1/24/2020

Garibaldi Nickel Mountain copper cobalt PGE exploration British Columbia

Garibaldi expands Nickel Mountain zones

Garibaldi Resources Corp. Jan. 22 reported wide near-surface intervals of nickel- and copper-rich mineralization from nine holes drilled last year at Nickel Mountain, a magmatic sulfide... — Updated 1/24/2020

Opposition to Alaska mining is shameful

This author, in this column and elsewhere, has often taken the position that Alaska, especially in remote locations, is the safest, most environmentally-sound and worker-friendly mining... — Updated 1/10/2020 Full story

The final entry of Captain Curt's log

In November 1996, a little over 23 years ago, I began writing quarterly mining news summaries for the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). Shortly after that, I began writing monthly... — Updated 1/2/2020 Full story

In memory of a rising geology superstar

On Aug. 8, 2011, I landed at the exploration camp at ATAC Resources' Rackla Gold property, a place buzzing with excitement and activity from the recent discovery of Carlin-style gold... — Updated 1/24/2020 Full story

Alaska is a great place to do business

When it comes to mineral exploration incentives, currency exchange and infrastructure, Alaska is at a disadvantage in the realm of attracting exploration investments from Canada and... — Updated 1/24/2020 Full story

Pebble Partnership copper gold molybdenum mine project Alaska Northern Dynasty NAK NDM

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