A ribbon of green aurora arcs above Meliadine Mine building lit up at night.

Bolstering North of 60 mineral exploration

With mineral exploration expenditures nearly doubling over the past year, Nunavut has dethroned Yukon as the most popular Canadian territory to discover and expand deposits of... — Updated 12/1/2022

A view over the wide and treeless site of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.

Dunleavy vows to take on EPA over Pebble

Says pending veto of Pebble copper mine permits sets a precedent with implications that go beyond Alaska. Alarmed by the precedent that would be set if the U.S. Environmental Protection... — Updated 12/2/2022

Close up of the elements zinc, gallium, and germanium on the periodic table.

Fireweed targets Gayna River minerals

On the heels of its successful Macmillan Pass zinc-lead exploration play in eastern Yukon Territory, Fireweed Metals Corp. is making a bid to expand its project portfolio in what may be... — Updated 12/1/2022

A Soloy helicopter sits alongside a drill testing the high-grade Arctic deposit.

Drills cut expected high grades at Arctic

Trilogy Metals Inc. Nov. 29 reported that the first assays from the 2022 program at the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects are from infill holes that cut multiple zones of high-grade copper,... — Updated 12/1/2022

Darwin Green stands on a rocky ridge in the mountains at Johnson Tract.

HighGold drills best intercept ever at JT

HighGold Mining Inc. Nov. 29 reported that one hole drilled this year at JT cut 120.5 meters averaging 18.76 grams per metric ton gold, the best intercept ever encountered at the... — Updated 12/1/2022

Aerial view of the UKMP mineral exploration camp during a fall day in Alaska.

New Ambler Road decision by end of 2023

BLM anticipates publishing second draft EIS before mid-2023 and final record of decision by end of the year. Trilogy Metals Inc. Nov. 23 reported that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management... — Updated 12/1/2022

A crew of three operates a reverse circulation drill testing for gold in Alaska.

Felix Gold grows Treasure Creek discoveries

Millrock Resources Inc. Nov. 21 reported that the 2022 drilling being carried out by Felix Gold Ltd. continues to cut significant near-surface gold mineralization in multiple zones on... — Updated 12/2/2022

A drill tests for gold-silver mineralization on a mountain saddle at Homestake.

Exceptional gold-silver at Homestake

Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Nov. 29 reported exceptional gold intercepts during resource upgrade and expansion drilling of the Homestake gold-silver deposits on its Kitsault Valley project... — Updated 12/1/2022

A rare relatively clear sky above White Gold's Betty property in Yukon, Canada.

Betty and Mascot reveal exciting results

White Gold Corp. Nov. 28 announced positive results from the 2022 drill program at the Betty Ford and Mascot targets on the company's Betty property in Yukon's White Gold District,... — Updated 12/1/2022

Helicopter on a drill pad near the Cambria Icefield in British Columbia, Canada.

StrikePoint discovers new mineralized zones

StrikePoint Gold Inc. Nov. 28 announced that the initial drill results from its 2022 exploration program expanded known mineralization at the Willoughby gold-silver project in British... — Updated 12/1/2022

NWT First Nations drummers on the ore sorter catwalk at Nechalacho.

Cheetah honored with NWT MAX award

Honored for local hire and business opportunities at Canada's first rare earths mine. Cheetah Resources Corp. Nov. 20 announced that it has been honored with the 2022 Northwest... — Updated 11/23/2022

Drill testing silver target in a forested area of Kitsault Valley project in BC.

Significant Wolf silver deposit extension

Dolly Varden Silver Corp. Nov. 21 reported that drills have cut high-grade silver that significantly extends the mineralization at the Wolf Vein on the company's Kitsault Valley project... — Updated 11/23/2022

Beads of doré or a semi-pure gold silver alloy inside small clay crucibles.

An essay on 5,000 years of fire assaying

The magnitude of metals' role in humanity is made evident through the names of its ages – Stone, Bronze, and Iron – before the loftier eras that sought more esoteric meaning to life... — Updated 12/1/2022

Mining haul truck decked out for the holidays.

Life is full of little disappointments

It is always wise to count our blessings, especially halfway between election day and Christmas. I juxtapose those dates because the seasonal background noise is seamless. Election day... — Updated 12/1/2022

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