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Purpose, tradition guide Chugach Alaska

Stretching along roughly 400 miles of Alaska's southern coast – from the north end of the Southeast Alaska Panhandle near Icy Bay to the tip of the Kenai Peninsula near Homer – the... — Updated 11/29/2019 Full story

Army probes rare earth facility funding

From helmet mounted radios to laser guided missiles, rare earth elements (REE) are an essential ingredient to the advanced hardware used by the U.S. military. These high-tech metals,... — Updated 12/13/2019 Full story

Can DC agency shorten mine permitting?

SPARKS, Nev. – The notoriously long timeline for permitting a mine in the United States may soon be shortened. This reprieve is not from the various renditions of mine permit reform... — Updated 12/6/2019 Full story

Junior chases target near historic mine

One intrepid junior tackled an enticing prospect in western Nunavut in 2019, marking the seventh year of its quest for gold in Canada's far north. Seeking new gold resources on the... — Updated 12/6/2019 Full story

Nova ramps up early 2020 start at Estelle

Nova Minerals Ltd. Dec. 9 announced that it has defined targets for a roughly 25,000-meter resource expansion and exploration drill program at its Estelle gold project in Alaska. Located... — Updated 12/9/2019 Full story

Higher grades affirm JT historic results

HighGold Mining Inc. Dec. 10 reports that assay results from the nine-hole drill program completed this year at Johnson Tract continue to confirm the robust gold-silver-copper-zinc-lead... — Updated 12/10/2019

Exploring Unga's bulk copper-gold targets

Redstar Gold Corp. Dec. 2 said it has identified a 10-kilometer-long trend on its Unga project in Alaska that hosts seven, kilometer-scale alteration zones and several smaller ones... — Updated 12/6/2019 Full story

Victoria Gold expands high-grade Raven

Victoria Gold Corp. Dec. 9 reported that its summer exploration program has expanded the near surface high-grade gold discovered at the Raven target on the company's Dublin Gulch... — Updated 12/13/2019

Dolly Varden Silver set for 2020 growth

Dolly Varden Silver Corp. said the work it carried out in 2019 has positioned its namesake high-grade silver project in British Columbia for additional growth in 2020. Located at the... — Updated 12/10/2019

Bonanza gold, porphyry clues at Freegold

Triumph Gold Corp. Dec. 11 said the results from the final three holes of its 2019 drill program at Freegold Mountain continue to provide compelling evidence for a large porphyry related... — Updated 12/11/2019

Old mining risks yield to new concerns

As the year winds down, mineral industry evaluations for 2019 are being published at a rapid rate. One of the most interesting such global reviews is EY Global Mining and Metals' annual... — Updated 11/28/2019 Full story

Mining flourishes in interesting times

If you pay any attention to the popular press, it is difficult to avoid critical references to President Trump. He has become the effigy for everything from political division to global... — Updated 11/27/2019

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 12/9/2019 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 12/9/2019 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 12/9/2019 Full story

EV batteries to drive 9x graphite growth

At least 125 million electric vehicles are expected to be traveling global highways by 2030, which means the world is going to need a lot more graphite in the coming decade and beyond.... — Updated 12/9/2019 Full story

Batteries create critical cobalt situation

Cobalt is a critical safety ingredient in the cathodes of lithium-ion batteries powering the ever-increasing number of electric vehicles traveling global highways and a plethora of... — Updated 12/9/2019 Full story

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New battery tech revives vanadium interest

The strength and durability of steel and other alloys is greatly enhanced by adding a small amount of vanadium, currently the primary use of this critical mineral. While this toughness... — Updated 12/9/2019 Full story

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