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Arctic Mine project

The prefeasibility study for the Arctic deposit in Northwest Alaska details plans for a financially robust mine that is expected to produce 1.9 billion pounds of copper, 2.4 billion lb of zinc, 405 million ... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

Mine leaders deliver good news to Juneau

With rising metals prices helping to bolster the state's mining sector, Alaska mine leaders had good news to deliver to Alaska Senate and House resource committees during a Feb. 13 trip to Juneau. "I am... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

Better than expected Donlin gold

Novagold Resources Inc. Nov. 20 said the 16-hole drill program carried out last year at Donlin Gold, a world-class gold mine project in Yukon-Kuskokwim region of western Alaska, encountered long sections... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

Bill offers Graphite Creek funding

Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, Feb. 19 introduced Senate Bill 203, legislation that would allow the Alaska Industrial Development Export Authority (AIDEA) to issue up to US$80 million in bonds to finance... — Updated 2/22/2018

Agnico closes production gap

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Feb. 14 reported that its plans to bring the Amaraq and Meliadine gold mines in Nunavut into production is ahead of schedule. In recent years, the company expanded its presence in... — Updated 2/22/2018

Chidliak now hosts 22M carats

Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. Feb. 15 reported that its 2017 resource development program has increased the inferred mineral resource of the CH-6 kimberlite pipe at the company's Chidliak diamond project in... — Updated 2/22/2018

Seabridge revisits Courageous Lake, NWT

Seabridge Gold Inc. Feb. 20 reported the start of a planned 7,200-meter drill program at its Courageous Lake gold project in Northwest Territories. This 36-hole program will test seven separate targets... — Updated 2/22/2018

Critical Minerals Alaska – Rare Earths

Before color televisions hit the markets in the 1960s, rare earths where a curious group of elements that had the distinction of occupying their own separate section at the bottom of the periodic table but ... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

Mining sector about to rocket ... or not

Seven days of near-continuous rain did nothing to dampen the mood at the recently concluded Cordilleran Roundup Convention in Vancouver. The event was buoyed by a realistic optimism we have not seen in... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

State administration gets into the weeds

In an earlier column (Dec. 24, 2017), the question of proposed regulations affecting mining on State land was flagged for readers’ attention because the initial scope of the contemplated changes did not... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

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