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Mining essential to US COVID-19 response

As the United States hunkers down to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains imperative for the nation to maintain the critical infrastructure needed to respond to the... — Updated 4/3/2020

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First Nations, miner respond to COVID-19

In order to protect the health of its people and communities of northern British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tahltan Central Government has been working closely with the other... — Updated 4/3/2020

Kinross Gold Fort Knox mine Alaska trucks and shovel COVID 19 distancing

Essential social distancing at Fort Knox

Kinross Gold Corp. April 1 continues to implement comprehensive and proactive measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the implementation of more than 140 best practice... — Updated 4/3/2020

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Crockett discusses state of Alaska mining

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and following the cancellation of the Alaska Miners Association 2020 Spring Convention in Fairbanks, AMA Executive Director Deantha Crockett takes... — Updated 3/26/2020

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Donlin Gold drills idle due to COVID-19

Novagold Resources Inc. April 1 announced that the planned 80-hole drill program at Donlin Gold, a 39-million-ounce gold project owned equally by Novagold and Barrick Gold Corp., has... — Updated 4/3/2020

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64North drill idles on COVID-19 concerns

Millrock Resources Inc. and Resolution Minerals Ltd. March 30 announced a temporary COVID-19-related suspension of drilling at the 64North gold project adjacent to the Pogo Mine property... — Updated 4/3/2020

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Seabridge to acquire 3 Aces gold project

Seabridge Gold Inc. March 30 announced an agreement to acquire full ownership of Golden Predator Mining Corp.'s 3 Aces gold project in the Yukon. Lying alongside the Nahanni Range Road,... — Updated 4/3/2020

Pretium Resources braces for Covid 19 workforce gold production reductions

Steady gold output at Brucejack so far

Pretium Resources Inc. April 2 reported that the COVID-19 outbreak has not disrupted production at its Brucejack gold mine in the Tahltan Territory of northwestern British Columbia and... — Updated 4/3/2020

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An Alaskan fortune: 'Wise Mike' Stepovich

A true northern pioneer far from his Eastern European home, 'Wise' Mike Stepovich, settles in a new land and leaves behind a historic legacy in Alaska's Golden Heart City. The history of... — Updated 3/26/2020

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Coronavirus Effect blows wind of change

In what may be the world's grandest example of the Butterfly Effect, a microscopic organism in China has caused a hurricane of change for every person on Earth. For now, this change is... — Updated 3/28/2020

Geologist social distancing while exploring the Ambler Mining District Alaska

The future of mining in a changing world

In the current environment, it is difficult to avoid discussing the elephant in the room. Essentially, we need to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect mining activities in... — Updated 3/26/2020

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 4/3/2020

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