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Drill tests for high-grade gold on a hillside at 3 Aces in Canada’s Yukon.

Seabridge ramps up exploration at 3 Aces

Seabridge Gold Inc. May 25 announced that it is preparing for a 7,500-meter drill program at 3 Aces, a road-accessible project that covers 357 square kilometers (138 square miles) of high-grade... — Updated 5/25/2023 Full story

Eskay Creek drill core cut in half shows high-grade gold-silver mineralization.

Skeena raises C$73.5M for Eskay Creek

Skeena Resources Ltd. May 24 announced that is has raised C$73.5 million (US$53.9 million) to carry out early development activities at its Eskay Creek gold-silver mine project in Northern British C... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News 
A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

BLM drags feet on Ambler Road decision

Despite the growing calls by Alaska Native tribal and municipal leaders for an expedited review of the Ambler Access Project, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced that it will take six extra... — Updated 5/25/2023 Full story

Drill rig set up on flat snow-covered land tests for copper at Storm project.

Assays confirm strong copper at Storm

American West Metals Ltd. May 23 that assays have confirmed the strong copper mineralization observed in the core from the first hole of its 2023 drill program at the Storm Copper project on Somerse... — Updated 5/24/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News Nuggets 
Loose rocks and soil known as talus at the base of rock slopes at Monte Cristo.

Ragusa explores Monte Cristo gold project

Ragusa Minerals Ltd. May 22 announced that sampling carried out toward the end of the 2022 exploration season has identified and confirmed two gold targets on the Monte Cristo project about 100... — Updated 5/22/2023

Map showing the intersecting Surebet and Bonanza gold-silver zones.

Goliath to drill a Surebet gold discovery

Goliath Resources Ltd. May 19 announced that it has mobilized equipment and crew to Golddigger for an 18,000-meter drill program at this gold-silver project in Northern British Columbia. "After... — Updated 5/22/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
A smartphone displays Newmont’s logo in front of mining company’s webpage.

Newmont, Newcrest agree on merger deal

Merged company will hold several world-class gold, copper assets in Northern BC's Golden Triangle. In a deal that will bring together several world-class copper and gold projects in British Columbia... — Updated 5/18/2023

Cat dozer and Hitachi excavator work on the Tetlin Road.

Contango obtains $65M to build Manh Choh

Contango ORE Inc. May 18 reported that it has secured a loan of up to US$70 million to fund its share of the construction, operation, and other expenses required to achieve the first gold pour at... — Updated 5/18/2023 Full story

A geologist investigates a band of oxidized mineralization on a mountain ridge.

Nova ramps up 2023 Estelle exploration

Nova Minerals Ltd. May 16 announced that crews and equipment have been mobilized to Estelle for a planned 15,000-meter drill program that will primarily target the higher-grade gold identified in... — Updated 5/18/2023 Full story

A snow train transporting fuel and drill materials to Ferguson Lake, Nunavut.

Canadian North receives Nunavut DIG grant

Canadian North Resources Inc. May 16 announced that it has been awarded a C$250,000 grant through Nunavut's Discover, Invest, Grow (DIG) program for exploration at the company's Ferguson Lake... — Updated 5/18/2023

An operator standing at a control panel is dwarfed by the spinning mills.

Fort Knox off to a good start in 2023

Kinross Gold Corp. May 9 reported that its Fort Knox Mine in Alaska produced 65,404 ounces of gold during the first quarter of 2023, which is a 33% drop from the 87,061 oz produced during the previo... — Updated 5/18/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Infographic of select mining regions that performed well on the Fraser Survey.

North of 60 Mining regions lose favor

Mining execs rank Alaska, Yukon, BC, NWT and Nunavut high on mineral potential; policy issues weigh on Fraser mining survey scores. With the exception of British Columbia, all the mining... — Updated 5/18/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
A large clear gem-quality diamond recovered from Diavik Mine in Canada’s NWT.

Celebrating 20 years of Diavik diamonds

Rio Tinto reflects on extraordinary people, spirit and innovation behind Far North Canada diamond mine. Rio Tinto celebrates the extraordinary people, award-winning innovation, and pioneering... — Updated 5/18/2023

Workers traverse a highly mineralized rock outcrop at the KSM Mine project.

Seabridge secures $150 million for KSM

Cash from royalty sold to Sprott will help elevate BC copper-gold-silver mine project to "substantially started" status. Seabridge Gold Inc. May 11 announced that it has raised US$150 million... — Updated 5/18/2023

Former Alaska DNR commissioner and Alaska Energy Metals board member Corri Feige.

Feige joins Alaska Energy Metals board

Alaska Energy Metals Corp. May 2 announced the appointment of former Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige to its board of directors. “We are really pleased to have... — Updated 5/18/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
USGS geologist samples a mineralized outcrop on treeless slope in Alaska.

USGS funds new Earth MRI scans in Alaska

Home to deposits and prospects enriched with 49 out of the 50 minerals deemed critical to the United States, Alaska is the single best state in the nation to explore for the minerals and metals... — Updated 5/18/2023 Full story

The first 2023 hole at the Camp Creek copper target in Northern BC.

Brixton begins BHP-backed Thorn drilling

Brixton Metals Corp. May 17 announced the start of an up to 20,000-meter drill program on the company's Thorn copper-gold project in the northern reaches of British Columbia's Golden Triangle. The... — Updated 5/18/2023

 By Shane Lasley    News
Looking across a mining pit and tailings facility to the Minto camp and mill.

Minto Metals shutters Yukon copper mine

Yukon takes over, hires JDS Mining to maintain site; mine closure may sink Minto Metals and Pembridge. Inundated by the forces of nature and finance, Minto Metals Corp. is shuttering operations at... — Updated 5/15/2023 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Native drillers test world-class Arctic deposit in the Ambler District.

Alaska Native leaders support Ambler Road

A growing and increasingly vocal group of Alaska Native leaders are joining the 49th State's delegation in Washington DC on pressing the Biden administration to carry out a timely review of the... — Updated 5/11/2023

 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
A view of the ends of various-sized copper cables for electrical transmission.

A northern solution to copper shortage

The North of 60 Mining area hosts billions of pounds of copper ready to be delivered to a world craving this metal in sky-high demand for wiring the electric vehicles and renewable energy... — Updated 5/11/2023 Full story

Rock hammers provide context for the highly mineralized outcrop at Gally.

Core discovers another high-grade target

Core Assets Corp. May 1 announced the discovery of a high-grade silver-zinc-lead-copper target in the Silver Lime project area of the company's Blue property in Northern British Columbia. Situated... — Updated 5/11/2023

A drill tests for high-grade copper on a flat snow-covered expanse in Nunavut.

Strong copper seen in early Storm holes

American West Metals Ltd. May 5 reported strong copper mineralization in the first four holes of its 2023 drill program at the Storm Copper project on Somerset Island in the northern reaches of Nuna... — Updated 5/11/2023

Winter view of facility that houses mill at the Premier gold-silver project.

Ascot gears up for 2023 Premier drilling

Ascot Resources Ltd. May 11 announced plans for up to 14,000 meters of resource expansion and upgrade drilling during the 2023 season at its Premier gold mine project in Northern British Columbia.... — Updated 5/11/2023

A smartphone displays a Newmont webpage before an up-trending stock chart.

Newmont has extra week for Newcrest offer

Newcrest Mining Ltd. May 11 announced that it has granted Newmont Corp. one more week to complete due diligence ahead of finalizing a merger between the two large mining companies. In February, it... — Updated 5/11/2023

Map of geophysical and geochemical targets to be drilled at Tanacross.

Kenorland readies for Tanacross drilling

Kenorland Minerals Ltd. May 10 announced that it plans to carry out drilling and geophysics on its Tanacross and Healy mineral exploration projects in Alaska. In April, Kenorland announced that... — Updated 5/11/2023


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