Banks of clouds above and below the Ascot mill on a winter day in BC.

Ascot feeds gold ore into Premier mill

The newest mine in B.C.'s Golden Triangle remains on pace to pour its first gold later this month. Ascot Resources Ltd. April 5 began feeding ore into the mill at Premier, marking the official... — Updated 4/11/2024

Finger points at drill core with high-grade copper mineralization.

Villages want voices heard on Ambler Road

Gov. Dunleavy urges BLM to consider recent Alaska Native support as it finalizes its reassessment of the Ambler Access Project. "I strongly believe that the road will greatly benefit my community... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

Mineshaft outlined by Alaska on a background of mineral periodic table entries.

AIDEA for Alaska critical mineral funding

HB122 would authorize AIDEA to issue up to $300 million in bonds and leverage federal funding for critical mineral infrastructure projects in Alaska. Home to 49 out of the 50 minerals deemed... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

Aerial view of drill rig testing for gold during the winter.

Seabridge redesigns project mine plan

Preliminary feasibility study envisions production of 2.5 million ounces of gold at Courageous Lake. Amid the recent surge of interest in mining lithium and rare earth elements, some companies... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

Colorful sunset reflects off photovoltaic panels at a large solar power plant.

Hecla's Q1 silver production jumps 43%

Company tracks toward 17 million oz of silver in 2024 as the clean energy transition powers large increases in demand for precious industrial metal. With increased output at its mines in Alaska,... — Updated 4/9/2024 Full story

A driller tests for gold as the snow melts on a spring day in Alaska.

Felix Gold preps for NW Array resource

With metallurgical tests returning an average of 90% gold recoveries, Felix looks ahead to first resource calculation for emerging gold deposit. Felix Gold Ltd. April 10 reported that recent... — Updated 4/11/2024

A band of green aurora over a drill testing for gold on an Alaska winter night.

Freegold ramping up 2024 drill program

Drilling will test for shallower and higher-grade mineralization west of 20-million-oz deposit in preparation for Golden Summit economic study. Freegold Ventures Ltd. April 10 announced that it is... — Updated 4/10/2024 Full story

Geologists in safety gear traverse heavily mineralized rocks.

KSM partner tops Seabridge's 2024 goals

Board assigns 15 goals to corporate "report card" for 2024; half the grade hinges on performance at KSM, including entering into a JV by year's end. Seabridge Gold Inc. April 11 announced that its... — Updated 4/11/2024 Full story

Wide band of brilliant green northern lights over a gold mine in the Yukon.

Eagle Mine produces 29,580 oz gold in Q1

Quarterly production expected to climb sharply as spring and summer weather warms the heap leach pad at Victoria Gold's mine in Canada's North. Victoria Gold Corp. April 10 announced that its Eagle... — Updated 4/11/2024 Full story

Drone shot of a drill rig atop a ridge at RC Gold project.

Sitka eyes VG ahead of drilling pause

Two holes snuck in during winter reveal visible gold, company enters standby for spring melt. Sitka Gold Corp. April 9 announced it has intercepted visible gold in the second hole drilled during... — Updated 4/11/2024

Close up of a silver colored platinum nugget found near Goodnews Bay.

Alaska platinum pioneers Smith & Wuya

Discovering Alaska's hidden wealth, the journey of Indigenous explorers in the land of platinum, Goodnews Bay Mining District. In the heart of Alaska's wilderness, two Alaska Native men stamped... — Updated 4/12/2024 Full story

Alaska's Battle Against Dark Money Social Engineering: Exposing the Shadowy Grip of Arabella Advisors in Alaska

In accordance with the Tenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution and state rights, Congress promised Alaskans that, upon voting for statehood in 1959, Alaska would control resource development... — Updated 4/12/2024 Full story

Alaska mining lawyer J. P. Tangen in hardhat and parka.

Mining in coastal wetlands permitted

After four years of intensive work and an appeal, a placer mining company finally secures a keystone permit from the Army Corps. I am not in the custom of speaking about matters that I have worked... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

Geologists go over maps during an Alaska gold project visit.

Long overdue thank you to Curt Freeman

Curt's rock hammer, pen, wit, and charm have all contributed to Alaska mining sector success ! It is no surprise that longtime Alaska geologist Curt Freeman would at some point be presented the... — Updated 4/4/2024 Full story

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