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 By Shane Lasley    News 
A drill tests the Bokan Mountain critical minerals mine project in Alaska.

Ucore launches program to advance Bokan

With its Alaska Strategic Metals Complex on pace for completion in 2024, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has launched a trenching and bulk sampling program at Bokan Mountain that will provide the... — Updated 5/12/2022 Full story

 
Geologist logs drill core at the Lawyer’s mineral exploration property, BC.

Dukes Ridge delivering gold at Lawyers

Benchmark Metals Inc. April 29 reported that strong results from this year's resource expansion drilling at Dukes Ridge indicates that this deposit still has gold and silver to... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
The camp, mill and other buildings from historical zinc mining at Prairie Creek.

NorZinc's Prairie Creek mine inches ahead

NorZinc Ltd. May 4 announced progress on the permitting and updated feasibility for an expanded operation at its Prairie Creek zinc project in Canada's Northwest Territories. According... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
Mountainside gold exploration targets at Discovery Alaska’s Chulitna project.

Discovery Alaska begins work at Chulitna

Discovery Alaska Ltd. May 4 announced that an airborne geophysical survey is underway at the Partin Creek gold-silver-copper prospect on its Chulitna project in Alaska. Discovery Alaska... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
Geologists explore Treasure Creek gold property north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Felix Gold begins 2022 Alaska drilling

Millrock Resources Inc. May 4 announced that Felix Gold Ltd. has begun drilling on the Treasure Creek gold project north of Fairbanks, Alaska. Early in 2021, Felix entered into an... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
Drill tests the Goodpaster deposit at the Pogo gold mine in Interior Alaska.

Goodpaster adds 1.1M oz gold to Pogo

Northern Star Resources Ltd. May 3 announced a 20% increase in the gold reserves at its Pogo Mine and a maiden resource for the Goodpaster discovery about 2,000 meters north of the curren... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
Geologists underground at the Premier gold project in British Columbia.

An early start to 2022 Premier drilling

Ascot Resources Ltd. May 9 announced an earlier than expected start to the 2022 exploration drill program at its Premier gold-silver mine project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle.... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Excavator loading ore into haul truck at Kinross Alaska’s Fort Knox gold mine.

Fort Knox gold production drops during Q1

Kinross Gold Corp. May 10 reported that its Fort Knox Mine in Alaska produced 54,803 ounces of gold during the first quarter of 2022, which is nearly a 26% drop from the 73,830 oz produce... — Updated 5/12/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Trenching at Tourmaline Ridge, a gold prospect near Northern Star’s Pogo Mine.

Resolution to drill 64North gold prospect

Millrock Resources Inc. May 11 reported that Resolution Minerals Ltd. plans to complete roughly 2,200 meters of drilling in five holes at Tourmaline Ridge, a prospect on the 64North... — Updated 5/12/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Alaska Governor Dunleavy during a May 10 mining event in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Dunleavy sees bright Alaska mining future

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (May 10, 2022) – "We truly have a bright future for mining in the state if we are allowed to pursue it," was the message Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivered to the... — Updated 5/12/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Boxes with core from the 2021 drilling at a Western Alaska zinc-silver prospect.

Illinois Creek exploration now underway

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. May 5 announced that is has raised C$5 million (US$3.9 million) to fund its 2022 exploration program at the Illinois Creek project in Alaska, which is... — Updated 5/6/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Winter view of the Diavik diamond mining operation in NWT, Canada.

A nuclear option for mines in the North

What if remote mines and communities across Alaska and Canada's North could plug into batteries the size of cargo containers that could deliver multi-megawatt levels of zero-carbon... — Updated 5/6/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Teck’s Red Dog zinc mine in Northwest Alaska during the winter.

Red Dog generates strong Q1 revenues

With zinc prices on the rise and strong production of the galvanizing metal, the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska generated strong profits for Teck Resources Ltd. and revenues for NANA... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Piles of rare earths used in electric vehicles and other high-tech products.

Testing confirms Ucore rare earths tech

Independent testing commissioned by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority demonstrates that Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s RapidSX rare earth elements separation technology is... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
Drilling copper, zinc, silver, gold deposit in Alaska's Ambler District.

Even more high-grade assays from Arctic

Trilogy Metals Inc. April 20 reported that high-grade copper and zinc, reinforced with strong gold and silver, was cut in all the final nine holes from the 2021 drill program at the... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Ucore Rare Metals Alaska Strategic Metals Complex building.

Ucore regroups and advances Alaska SMC

In preparation of bringing its Alaska Strategic Metals Complex online in 2024, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has streamlined its management and technical teams and secured new feedstock for the... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Dirt highway and oil pipeline from Alaska's North Slope.

AIDEA eyes Ambler mine-to-port route

At a time when the state is looking at being infused with billions of federal dollars to invest in upgrading roads, bridges, rails, ports and other infrastructure, the Alaska Industrial... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
Drill tests porphyry copper deposit in BC's Golden Triangle.

Schaft Creek JV preps for summer program

Copper Fox Metals Inc. April 19 reported plans to carry out 5,000 meters of drilling this summer at the Schaft Creek copper-gold-molybdenum-silver project in British Columbia's Golden... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fraser survey mining companies 2021 Alaska Yukon Western Australia North of 60

Alaska, Yukon make Fraser Survey top ten

With its world-class mineral potential and favorable mining policies, Western Australia reclaimed the crown as the best place to discover, permit, and build a mine, according to the... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Native elder at Kinross Alaska at Doyon's Troth Yeddha donation ceremony.

Kinross backs Indigenous Studies Center

Kinross Alaska has donated $1 million to support the Troth Yeddha' Indigenous Studies Center, a 34,000-square-foot facility to be built on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus that w... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
The Silvertip mine camp lights up the snow during the Northern BC winter.

Coeur drills gold in Alaska, silver in BC

Coeur Mining Inc. April 28 reported that its first-quarter exploration has made an intriguing new resource expansion discovery at the Silvertip Mine project in Northern British Columbia,... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
A drill works underground at Northern Star’s Pogo mine in Alaska.

More work to deliver on Pogo potential

Northern Star Resources Ltd. April 27 reported that while gold production is increasing and costs are coming down at Pogo, the Australian company's Alaska gold mine continues to... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Winter view of the Brucejack gold mine camp and mill in Northern BC.

Brucejack makes a difference in 22 days

Contributing 17,001 ounces of gold over the first 22 days after Newcrest Mining Ltd. acquired Brucejack Mine, this high-grade underground operation in British Columbia's prolific Golden T... — Updated 4/28/2022 Full story

 
Seabridge geologists on mineralized outcrop at KSM project in BC, Canada.

Seabridge adds 12 million oz gold at KSM

Seabridge Gold Inc. April 14 announced that Mitchell and East Mitchell, two of the five deposits on the company's KSM project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle, host a combined 72... — Updated 4/21/2022

 
Stockpiles at the Nico critical minerals mine project in Canada.

Fortune drills expansion targets at Nico

Fortune Minerals Ltd. April 20 reported that its 2021 drilling cut strong cobalt-gold-bismuth mineralization in the Peanut Lake zone on its Nico project in Canada's Northwest... — Updated 4/21/2022

 

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