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Mining Explorers 2018 Northwest Territories NWT mining and mineral exploration

Explorers guard 2018 spending

Explorers seeking new mineral discoveries in the Northwest Territories are expected to spend less in 2018 than the C$90 million they shelled out collectively last year. Natural Resources... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

Mining Explorers 2018 Nunavut mining and mineral exploration

Territory hits exploration slump

Canada is the world's top destination for mining exploration spending, attracting more than 14 percent of global budgeted expenditures from explorers seeking to tap the country's vast min... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

Mining Explorers 2018 Yukon mining and mineral exploration

Explorers seek big finds in north country

More than three dozen explorers chased lucrative mineral deposits in Yukon Territory in 2017 and most of these junior and senior companies returned to the northern jurisdiction this year... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Juniors find gold despite staking ban

Gold explorers are rushing to several regions of Yukon Territory, particularly areas where significant discoveries of the precious metal have been reported in recent years. But only a... — Updated 12/14/2018 Full story

Advanced exploration gold mine development project permitting Nunavut

Exploration poised to pay off

It's been nearly 10 years since Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. began exploring the Back River property in western Nunavut. But the decade-long pursuit of gold in this remote stretch of the... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

Lucky Strike gold exploration project White Gold District Yukon

Goldstrike tries luck at Lucky Strike

Goldstrike Resources Ltd. might be feeling lucky, but that doesn't mean the Canadian gold explorer is easing up in its aggressive push into Yukon Territory. Instead of kicking back and... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

Zinc exploration at historic Pine Point Mine NWT

Explorer drills historic Pine Point

Having resumed drilling following spring break-up, Osisko Metals Ltd. is carrying out one of the largest base metals exploration programs under way in Canada this year at its Pine Point... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Yukon gold exploration drilling Shawn Ryan GroundTruth Exploration Dawson

White Gold fever grips explorer in 2018

It's clear by now that famed prospector Shawn Ryan has the Midas Touch when it comes to making significant mineral discoveries in the White Gold District of west-central Yukon Territory.... — Updated 11/2/2018 Full story

Children's Book Alaska gold panning Felix Pedro Matthew Lasley Pedro's Pan

Tale highlights state's golden past

"Pedro's Pan," a children's book subtitled, "A Gold Rush Story," was written by Matthew Lasley and illustrated by Jacob Souva. An engaging 32-page tale, it is a rare gem – a small... — Updated 9/28/2018 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    In-depth

North needs access to tap mineral wealth

A dearth of infrastructure in Canada's northern territories is proving to be a severe hindrance to mine development in mineral provinces ranked by many among the most attractive and... — Updated 9/7/2018 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News
NWT mining mineral exploration outlook, challenges opportunities

Territory stumbles in race for riches

Northwest Territories may fall behind Canada's two other territories in mining activity in the near-future, but projects underway in the northern jurisdiction hold substantial promise... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    Opinion

Murder/mining tale dishes chilly thrills

Steven C. Levi's new mystery, "Dead Men Do Come Back," not only provides a rollicking glimpse of the new Old West, it takes a discerning leap into the world of Alaska mining during the little-discussed early years of the last century.... — Updated 7/31/2016

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

In sync for zinc

While many analysts are betting that most metals prices will at least hold their own, those who follow zinc say 2015 could be a breakout year for the gray metal. China is expected to see lower growth of zinc output due to tightening ore... — Updated 2/22/2015 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Mine eyes next decade, beyond

Greens Creek Mine is preparing for the next stage of its long-running tenure as a low-cost primary silver producing mine in Southeast Alaska. The underground mine, located on Admiralty Island about 18 miles southwest of Juneau, extracts... — Updated 2/1/2015

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

SE output soars

Thanks to higher grades and improved recoveries, Greens Creek and Kensington, the two producing mines located in the Alaska Panhandle, reported strong output in 2014 and outstanding results for the fourth quarter. Record output at Greens... — Updated 1/25/2015 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Big move for GMC

It's official! The Alaska Geologic Materials Center (GMC) is set to make the long-awaited move to its new, larger Anchorage quarters on April 6, weather permitting. The center, a unit of the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical... — Updated 1/18/2015 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Pebble critics laud oil-gas drilling ban

On the face of it, President Barack Obama's decision to place a ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay Region appears to have handed opponents of the Pebble Project another weapon in their ongoing fight to block... — Updated 1/11/2015 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Sabina advances gold project in 2014

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. made considerable progress in 2014 in advancing its Back River Gold Project located in southwestern Nunavut toward production. If the project continues development on its current track, the junior could pour... — Updated 12/21/2014

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Diamonds remain territory's best friend

Thanks to recent progress in development of several major projects in 2014, the outlook for diamond mining in Northwest Territories is suddenly a lot brighter. This is especially good news for the territory's mining industry, which is... — Updated 12/21/2014 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Yukon court quashes Peel Watershed plan

The Supreme Court of Yukon Dec. 2 struck down a land use plan crafted by the Government of Yukon for the territory's vast Peel River Watershed region that could have ripple effects throughout Yukon and beyond. The Peel Watershed,... — Updated 12/21/2014

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

CEO eyes plan for Carmacks by year's end

Harlan Meade, Ph.D. is a member of a very exclusive club - professional miners who have shepherded multiple Yukon Territory mines and mining projects through the rough patches of development to production or near-production. First, with... — Updated 11/23/2014

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Areva submits final EIS for Kiggavik

Areva Resources Canada has submitted the final environmental impact statement for its Kiggavik Project to the Nunavut Impact Review Board, outlining an ambitious uranium mine project, potentially the first of its kind in Nunavut.... — Updated 11/23/2014

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Ucore reports Bokan HREE processing win

In the race to deliver heavy rare earth metals to western markets, Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s Bokan Dotson-Ridge property in Southeast Alaska may sprint to the front of the pack with the help of an award-winning industrial process. Ucore... — Updated 11/23/2014

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Mining Explorers 2014: Diamonds draw industry interest

After ushering in devolution in concert with implementing the first phase of a well-reasoned mineral development strategy, the Northwest Territories is eager to attract new mineral resource investment in 2014 in hopes of building on an... — Updated 11/2/2014

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Mining Explorers 2014: Big projects dominate field season

Mineral exploration activity is holding its own in Nunavut this year, despite a tough funding environment and stiff competition from other attractive mining jurisdictions around the world. Although the Far North territory has only one... — Updated 11/2/2014


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