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 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

 
 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 12/7/2018 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 11/30/2018 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 11/30/2018 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 11/30/2018 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 11/30/2018 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 
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 12/7/2018 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Tectonic Metals gold Alaska Eira Thomas Tony Reda Rob Carpenter

Kaminak 2.0 explores Alaska gold potential

Members of the Kaminak Gold Corp. executive team have reunited to form Tectonic Metals Corp., a private exploration company that has acquired three overlooked gold exploration properties in... — Updated 11/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Royal Gold Contango Ore seek partner to mine Peak Gold project near Tok

Mining partner coming to Peak Gold?

Excited about the robust economics outlined in a preliminary economic assessment finalized in October, Peak Gold partners – Contango ORE Inc. (60 percent) and Royal Gold Inc. (40 percent)... — Updated 11/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Critical Minerals Alaska - Rhenium superalloy metal used in jet turbines

Critical Minerals Alaska – Rhenium

With a melting point of 5,756 degrees Fahrenheit and a heat-stable crystalline structure, rhenium is extremely resistant to both heat and wear. This durability makes it a vital element in... — Updated 11/16/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Tanacross quadrangle western Yukon claim staking map Oreo Mountain

Majors quietly move into eastern Alaska

While claim staking and mineral exploration has rocketed in Yukon's famed White Gold and Klondike districts, this prolific action nearly comes to a halt at the territory's western border... — Updated 11/2/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Southeast Alaska rare earth element refinery separation plant

AIDEA looks into funding Ketchikan SMC

Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) continues to be interested in funding the Strategic Metals Complex, or SMC, a rare earth element separation facility that Ucore... — Updated 11/2/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Perth based mining company mining for gold in Interior Alaska

Pogo gold tops Northern Star expectations

Less than a month after closing a deal to acquire Pogo, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has published an Australian Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (JORC) compliant resource for this high-grade... — Updated 10/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Palmer volcanogenic massive sulfide VMS zinc copper barite silver gold project

Larger Palmer resource, more growth soon

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. has substantially increased the resources at Palmer, including the first indicated resource and inaugural estimate of the barite that makes up a large... — Updated 10/12/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
PEA for Peak Gold project on Alaska Highway near Tok Royal Gold Contango ORE

Tantalizing economics of mining Peak Gold

The verdict is in – the economics of developing an open-pit mine at Peak Gold look tantalizing and Royal Gold Inc. is committed to being involved with this Eastern Interior Alaska... — Updated 10/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Titanium dioxide USGS critical mineral paint aerospace

Critical Minerals Alaska – Titanium

Titanium conjures images of the durable and lightweight metal used to build aircraft, replacement hips, high-end bicycle frames and even quality golf clubs. While its outstanding... — Updated 10/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Sojourn Exploration Seven Devils Millrock new properties British Columbia

New Sojourn in BC's Golden Triangle

With the completion of a C$2.8 million financing, along with the closing of property acquisition agreements with Millrock Resources Inc. and Seven Devils Exploration Ltd., Sojourn... — Updated 9/28/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Skeena drills Barrick Gold's past producing Eskay Creek VMS mine project

New resource shows Eskay Creek potential

When Skeena Resources Ltd. acquired Eskay Creek from Barrick Gold Corp. in 2017, the exploration company believed this historic mine property hosted significant quantities of gold and silver... — Updated 9/28/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Exploration at historic high-grade silver property near Stewart BC

Strikepoint grows high-grade silver project

StrikePoint Gold Inc. has expanded its drill program and land position at its recently acquired Porter Idaho property on Mount Rainey about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) outside of Stewart,... — Updated 9/21/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Silver zinc lead mine northern BC near Coeur Mining's Kensington gold mine

Silvertip achieves commercial production

Less than a year after its acquisition of Silvertip, Coeur Mining Inc. has reached commercial production at the high-grade silver-zinc-lead mine in northern British Columbia. During August,... — Updated 9/14/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Australia miner North Star Resources buy Pogo gold mine Alaska

Aussie gold miner to pay $260M for Pogo

Australian gold miner Northern Star Resources Ltd. is adding the Pogo Mine in Alaska to its growing portfolio of low-cost, high-grade underground gold mines. In a deal announced on Aug. 30,... — Updated 9/7/2018 Full story

 

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