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Contango ORE CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse founder Novagold Trilogy Metals

20 questions for Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse

North of 60 Mining News is proud to introduce 20 questions for 2020. Over the course of this series, Mining News will interview mining and political leaders from Alaska, British... — Updated 1/30/2020 Full story

Arctic Slope Regional Corp. North Slope oil gas Trans Alaska Pipeline rig

More than oil across Arctic Slope region

It was the vast petroleum reserves lying under what is now the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (ASRC) region and the need to build a roughly 800-mile pipeline to deliver oil to global... — Updated 1/30/2020 Full story

Workers at Pebble copper gold exploration mine project Bristol Bay Alaska

Leaks reveal refined Pebble Mine plan

The executive summary of the Preliminary Final Environmental Impact Statement (PFEIS) for the Pebble copper-gold mine project in Southwest Alaska was leaked to select media outlets... — Updated 2/14/2020 Full story

Gold pour at Kinross Fort Knox Mine near Fairbanks Alaska

Fort Knox Mine gold output hits new low

At just over 200,000 ounces, the 2019 gold production at Fort Knox Mine is the lowest in the 24-year history of this open pit operation a few miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The good... — Updated 2/14/2020 Full story

Float plan at Bokan Mountain rare earth elements REE mine project Alaska

AIDEA affirms interest in funding Bokan

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Feb. 10 announced that the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) has reaffirmed its interest in funding the Alaska Strategic Metals Complex,... — Updated 2/14/2020 Full story

Copper zinc lead silver gold exploration drilling Arctic VMS deposit Alaska

South32, Trilogy finalize joint venture

South32 Ltd. and Trilogy Metals Inc. Feb. 11 announced the finalization of a joint venture to advance exploration and development of the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in the Ambler Mining... — Updated 2/14/2020

Shumagin zone at Redstar Unga gold project Alaska Peninsula

High grade gold resource outlined at Unga

Redstar Gold Corp. Jan. 10 published a maiden industry-compliant resource for the SH-1 zone, formerly known as the Shumagin zone, on its Unga gold project on the Alaska Peninsula. The... — Updated 2/14/2020

Mount Freegold Road sign Dawson Range gold copper district Yukon

Triumph updates Freegold Mtn resource

Triumph Gold Corp. Feb. 11 announced the first updated mineral resource estimates for the Freegold Mountain gold-copper-silver project in the Yukon since the end of 2014. Over the years,... — Updated 2/14/2020

Gold pour at Pretium Resources Brucejack Mine Golden Triangle British Columbia

Less 2020 Brucejack gold than envisioned

Pretium Resources Inc. Jan. 12 announced that the Brucejack Mine in northwestern British Columbia produced 354,405 ounces of gold last year at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of... — Updated 2/14/2020

Skeena Resources gold silver exploration drilling Eskay Creek British Columbia

Encouraging Eskay Creek results continue

Skeena Resources Ltd. Feb. 11 announced strong gold and silver grades tapped during infill drilling in the 21A and 21E zones toward the southern end of the open pit resource at the Eskay... — Updated 2/14/2020

Regulatory burden relief gains traction

A priority of the Trump administration in 2016 was the reduction of the regulatory burden on America's businesses. Three years ago, the President signed Executive Order 13771, "Reducing... — Updated 1/30/2020 Full story

Are mega-gold-mergers good for North?

The two mega-mergers that hit the gold mining sector early in 2019 – Barrick Gold Corp. combining with Randgold Resources Ltd. and Newmont Mining Corp. acquiring Goldcorp Inc. – is... — Updated 2/14/2020 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 2/14/2020 Full story

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