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 By Shane Lasley    News
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Managing Director Simon Moores

America is losing battery metals arms race

He who controls battery metals and the evolving energy storage technology controls the world of industrial power in the 21st century auto and energy storage industries. This is the message... — Updated 2/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Australia miner explorers newly acquired high-grade gold mine in Alaska

Pogo: more than Northern Star expected

When Northern Star Resources Ltd. acquired the Pogo Mine, the Perth-based miner believed it could apply its underground mining experience in Australia to increasing high-grade gold resource... — Updated 2/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Senator Chair Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Mineral import reliance US Achilles' heel

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, called on Congress to pass legislation that will curb the United States' increasing dependence on foreign countries for its growing mineral needs. In its... — Updated 2/15/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Eagle Gold stays on pace through winter

Victoria Gold Corp. is well on its way to reaching its ultimate goal, pouring the first bar of gold at its Eagle Mine project this year. Located in the heart of the Yukon, about 85... — Updated 2/15/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
How will Barrick Gold Randgold merger affect Donlin

Will Barrick sell its stake in Donlin Gold?

Will the new Barrick Gold Corp. sell its 50 percent stake in the Donlin Gold project? This is the question on the minds of many Donlin Gold stakeholders and Novagold Resources Inc.... — Updated 2/8/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA primer for mining sector

An Alaska Native claims primer for miners

Alaska boasts what many consider the most successful Aboriginal land claims settlement on Earth – a solution that has not only turned out to be a cultural success, but a brilliant business... — Updated 2/22/2019 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2018 Alaska Yukon Nunavut mining and mineral exploration

Electrum Group funds strategic exploration

Since investing roughly US$70 million to acquire a 28 percent stake in Novagold Resources Inc. in 2009, American billionaire Thomas Kaplan and his Electrum Group of companies have taken a kee... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2018 Alaska mining and mineral exploration

Alaska exploration trends north ... slowly

Thanks largely to increased investments from Aussie mining explorers, mineral exploration spending across Alaska topped US$100 million in 2018. This is well above the roughly US$95 million... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
Mining Explorers 2018 British Columbia BC mining and mineral exploration

A century of Premier northern BC mining

In 1918, the Premier gold mine opened a few miles north of Stewart, a mining town that is the southern gateway to British Columbia's famed Golden Triangle. Over the ensuing 34 years, this... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
Perth based underground gold miner Northern Star buys Alaska mine Pogo

Aussie miners look north to land of giants

Thanks to its own rich mineral endowment, Australia is a juggernaut in the world of mining, especially across the Southern Hemisphere. Over the past couple of years, however, a growing... — Updated 2/1/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Pebble copper gold molybdenum silver rhenium tungsten project permitting

Pebble reaches milestone along long path

Pebble Limited Partnership has taken another step toward gaining the permits needed to develop a mine at its large copper-gold-molybdenum project in Southwest Alaska. On Feb. 20, the U.S.... — Updated 2/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Amaruq, Meliadine gold mine projects Nunavut

Nunavut mines push record gold for Agnico

When Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. established a foothold in Nunavut roughly a decade ago, the gold mining company saw the northern Canadian Territory as a politically attractive and stable jurisdi... — Updated 2/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Newmont Goldcorp merger, gold mining sector Canada's North

Making the world's largest gold miner

Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. are joining forces to create the largest gold mining company on Earth. This deal will also bring two exciting gold projects in the Yukon, Goldcorp's Cof... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Newmont Goldcorp merger, gold mining across Yukon northern Canada

Is Newmont Goldcorp good for North?

The proposed combination of Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. has raised questions about the future of the companies' gold assets in the Yukon and investments in other junior mining comp... — Updated 1/25/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold silver mine project near Stewart, Golden Triangle British Columbia

IDM Mining, Ascot Resources to join forces

IDM Mining Ltd. and Ascot Resources Ltd. are joining forces to create a premier mine development and exploration company with two high-grade gold-silver mine projects near Stewart, a mining... — Updated 1/18/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
New high grade silver mine in northern British Columbia

Silvertip boosts Coeur silver reserves

Coeur Mining Inc. rolls into 2019 with more silver reserves at higher grades, thanks to a maiden reserve calculation for its Silvertip Mine in the far north reaches of British Columbia. Coeur... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Tesla Roadster solar green energy Critical Minerals Alaska Germanium

Critical Minerals Alaska – Germanium

In addition to being a past producer and a future source of most of the 35 minerals and metals considered critical to the United States, Alaska currently contributes a globally significant... — Updated 1/4/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
World-class porphyry copper gold mine project Golden Triangle British Columbia

Iron Cap makes its way to the top at KSM

Exceptional widths of higher grade gold and copper mineralization tapped during this year's drilling continues to support the idea that the Iron Cap deposit deserves to be queued up earlier... — Updated 12/28/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Golden Triangle gold silver mine project Silver Coin Big Missouri British Columbia

Much more Premier gold-silver deposits

Through a combination of management cutting deals at the negotiating table and drills cutting gold-silver across an expanding property in British Columbia's Golden Triangle, Ascot Resources... — Updated 12/14/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
GT RAB drilling at Vertigo gold discovery JP Ross White Gold District Yukon

Vertigo may be more robust than Coffee

Spectacular gold assays continue to roll in from the 2018 drilling and trenching at Vertigo, a target on White Gold Corp.'s JP Ross property that is shaping up to be the most robust gold... — Updated 12/14/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
CERN LHC, Critical Minerals Alaska - Indispensable Twins niobium tantalum

Critical Minerals Alaska – Indispensable Twins

With nearly indistinguishable physical and chemical properties, niobium and tantalum are almost always found together in nature. Both are also critical to the defense, energy and high-tech... — Updated 12/7/2018 Full story

 
PolarX Millrock Resources explore Stellar Zackly Alaska Range copper gold

PolarX finds Alaska's great mineral wealth

PolarX Ltd. has put together an 85,750-acre (347 square miles) land package just off Alaska's road system that already hosts deposits rich in copper and gold yet remains vastly... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

 
Golden Triangle high-grade gold porphyry copper gold exploration drilling BC

GT Gold explores its own Golden Triangle

Long sections of high-grade gold and silver at the Saddle South discovery on GT Gold Corp.'s Tatogga property at the northern tip of British Columbia's Golden Triangle catapulted this newly... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pebble copper project gets road access across Alaska Native lands

APC, Pebble pact provides mine access

Alaska Peninsula Corp., which represents five Alaska Native village corporations in the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska, has reached an agreement with the Pebble Limited Partnership... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Canada Territorial economic outlook, gold mines drive growth Nunavut

Mines drive growth across Canada's North

New gold mines are expected to drive strong economic growth in Nunavut and Yukon over the next several years, according to the latest Territorial Outlook published by The Conference Board of... — Updated 11/30/2018 Full story

 

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