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Fortune tests NWT Nico deposit with pilot

Fortune Minerals Ltd. reported Dec. 4 the startup of a $3.8 million pilot plant last month at SGS Lakefield Research Limited in Ontario for its Nico cobalt-gold-bismuth deposit in the Northwest Territories. Fortune aims to confirm the... — Updated 1/10/2018

 
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Parnell appeals anti-Pebble initiative ruling

Alaska Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell has appealed a lower court ruling to the Alaska Supreme Court concerning the proposed Alaska Clean Water Initiative, he said in a statement Nov. 7. The lieutenant governor denied certification of the... — Updated 1/10/2018

 
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Hecla Mining posts strong 2007 results

Hecla Mining Co. Feb. 21 posted 2007 income applicable to common shareholders of $52.2 million, or 43 cents per common share, on revenue of $222.6 million. Though the results reflected nearly a 24 percent drop in yearly earnings from... — Updated 3/30/2008

 
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Junior widens net to capture sapphires

True North Gems has expanded its Beluga sapphire property by staking six additional claims, thereby doubling holdings. The Beluga sapphire property, now covers 38 square kilometers, or nearly 24 square miles, is located near the hamlet... — Updated 2/24/2008 Full story

 
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Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on Red Dog permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiated a 30-day public comment period Jan. 14 on a permit application from Teck Cominco Alaska Inc. to increase the size of the tailings compound at its Red Dog zinc-lead mine near Kotzebue. In the... — Updated 1/27/2008

 
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Yukon Territory bestows mining reclamation honors on companies

Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. and No Name Resources Inc. won the Yukon Territory's 2007 Robert E. Leckie awards for outstanding quartz (hard rock) and placer reclamation practices, respectively. The awards were announced Nov. 26 at the Yukon... — Updated 1/27/2008

 
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Final assay results in from SUN property

Andover Ventures Inc. has released the assay results from the final seven holes of its 2007 drill season at the Sun property west of Kotzebue in the Ambler Mining District of Northwest Alaska. Four of the assay results were from the... — Updated 12/30/2007

 
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Hemis explores for gold near Cook Inlet

Hemis Corp., an international resource company, said it has completed the first phase of a gold exploration program in Alaska. The Anchor Gold project in the Cook Inlet of Alaska is a venture between Las Vegas-based Hemis and Aspen... — Updated 12/30/2007

 
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Study: Red Dog area subsistence foods safe

Teck Cominco Alaska Inc. released the final report Nov. 29 of a six-year study that concludes it is safe to consume subsistence foods in all areas near the Red Dog Mine in northwestern Alaska without restrictions. The final report of... — Updated 12/30/2007 Full story

 
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Agencies challenge ruling on Red Chris

Canada's ministries of Fisheries and Oceans and Natural Resources have joined the attorney general of Canada and Imperial Metals Corp. subsidiary bcMetals Corp. in appealing a Sept. 25 ruling of the Federal Court of Canada, which set... — Updated 11/25/2007

 
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North of 60 Mining News appoints new leadership

North of 60 Mining News has appointed a new management team led by contractor Rose Ragsdale and Shane Lasley. The changes follow the departure of former Editor-in-Chief Sarah Hurst. Veteran journalist Rose Ragsdale has been appointed... — Updated 10/28/2007

 
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Young voices opposition to Clean Water Act changes

U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, spoke out at a congressional hearing Oct. 18 on issues facing the state under the Clean Water Act. The hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which Young chairs, exami... — Updated 10/28/2007

 
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Canada opens projects management office; could speed development

The Canadian government has undertaken a $150 million initiative to streamline Canada's regulatory system tha will protect the environment and improve the competitiveness of Canada's resource industries. By creating a new Major Projects... — Updated 10/28/2007

 
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Survey shows higher salaries, more bonuses for mining industry employees

Average base salaries paid to mining site workers in Canada climbed 3.8 percent since 2006, according to findings of an independent annual survey. In addition, 80 percent of the staffers were eligible for short-term cash incentives this... — Updated 10/28/2007

 
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EPA withdraws Red Dog wastewater permit

Federal regulators withdrew approval in late September for a permit that would allow the release of treated wastewater from Alaska's largest mine into waterways near the village of Kivalina, a Northwest Alaska village located 66 miles... — Updated 10/28/2007 Full story

 
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More kimberlites discovered in Nunavut

Stornoway Diamond Corp. and Teck Cominco Ltd. have uncovered promising kimberlites in separate exploration programs in Nunavut Territory this summer. Stornoway, one of Canada's leading diamond hunters, announced discovery Aug. 23 of a... — Updated 9/30/2007

 
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Seawall fails, but Kivalina battles back

Kivalina residents chased away by flood warnings began trickling back home early Sept. 14 after the season's first storm died down, ending its assault on a frail seawall guarding the northwest coastal village. Wave action from the storm... — Updated 9/30/2007

 
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Niblack breaks ground on Southeast Alaska underground program

Niblack Mining Corp. Sept. 20 announced the start of portal construction and tunneling at its copper-zinc-gold-silver Niblack Project in southeast Alaska. Niblack Mining, a Vancouver, B.C.-based junior exploration company, is pursuing... — Updated 9/30/2007

 
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Minto copper-gold mine to open near budget, ahead of schedule

Sherwood Copper Corp. has completed phase 1 construction of the Minto copper-gold mine ahead of schedule and essentially on budget, while production continues to ramp up at the central Yukon Territory mine. Sherwood, a Vancouver,... — Updated 9/30/2007 Full story

 
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Joint government panel rules against Kemess North mine expansion

A joint panel created by the governments of British Columbia and Canada has ruled against the Kemess North copper-gold mine project as currently proposed by Northgate Minerals Corp., saying the project would not be in the public's... — Updated 9/30/2007

 
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DEC working on Red Dog dust permit

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public comment on its plans to issue an air quality control minor permit to Teck Cominco Alaska Inc. for the Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska, according to a public notice... — Updated 7/30/2006

 
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Diamond mine workers continue strike

Workers at the huge Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories may soon enter a third month on strike with no end to the walkout in sight. The Ekati mine is 186 miles Northeast of Yellowknife and 124 miles south of the Arctic... — Updated 5/28/2006

 
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GVEA hires former DNR commissioner

Tom Irwin has joined Golden Valley Electric Association as vice president of governmental and public affairs, a newly created position, GVEA said in a statement Jan. 16. Irwin, 59, is a mining industry veteran with more than 30 years of... — Updated 1/29/2006

 
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Lucky Shot gold project drilling begins

Full Metal Minerals Ltd. has launched an eight-hole drilling program covering 1,200 meters at the Lucky Shot Gold Project, about 40 miles north of Anchorage. The program - the initial phase of exploration at Lucky Shot by the Vancouver,... — Updated 7/24/2005

 
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Tri-Valley acquires Sealaska calcium mine

Tri-Valley Corp. said July 18 that its wholly owned subsidiary Select Resources Corp. has purchased the Admiral Calder Calcium Carbonate Mine and associated assets from Sealaska Corp. and SeaCal LLC. Bakersfield, Calif.-based Tri-Valley... — Updated 7/24/2005 Full story

 

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