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 By Shane Lasley    News

Northern Star brings big changes to Pogo

In less than a decade, Northern Star Resources Ltd. has built a multi-billion-dollar mining company by breathing new life into aging underground gold mines in Australia. Now, the Perth-based company... — Updated 4/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Barrick Gold and Novagold Resources Donlin Gold mine project

Entering a new chapter for Donlin Gold

While neither Barrick Gold Corp. or Novagold Resources Inc. have officially announced plans to proceed with the development of Donlin Gold, there are indications that partners are leaning toward a po... — Updated 4/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Clear path to Keno Hill silver production

With a pre-feasibility study that details a small but financially robust mine, Alexco Resource Corp. is ready to ramp up mining at its Keno Hill Silver District project in the Yukon. "The results of... — Updated 4/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth 
Mines and mineral exploration projects in the Sealaska region Southeast Alaska

Sealaska – balanced resource development

Seeking economic and cultural prosperity for its more than 22,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian shareholders while also looking to provide even greater benefits for future generations, Sealaska takes... — Updated 4/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 

Concerns to hope – public talks Pebble

By this time next year, Pebble Partnership could be holding the first of dozens of permits it will need to begin developing a mine at its enormous copper-gold-molybdenum deposit in Southwest Alaska,... — Updated 4/19/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News 
Sandfire Resources joins White Rock at Red Mountain zinc project Alaska

Aussie miner joins Red Mountain VMS hunt

White Rock Minerals Ltd. is preparing for a US$4.3 million exploration program at its zinc- and precious metals-rich Red Mountain project in Alaska, thanks to an option agreement with fellow Australi... — Updated 4/5/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Golden Triangle exploration

StrikePoint nabs gold project near Stewart

StrikePoint Gold Inc. March 20 announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Willoughby, a gold-silver project about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Stewart, from ArcWest... — Updated 3/29/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Gold copper exploration in the Dawson Range near White Gold Yukon

Blue sky potential at Freegold Mountain

Triumph Gold Corp.'s 2018 surface sampling provides further evidence that the already large gold-copper deposits outlined so far at its Freegold Mountain project in the Yukon may be just portions of... — Updated 3/29/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Yukon gold exploration Kinross Gold Agnico Eagle Mines

Exciting year shaping up for White Gold

White Gold Corp. plans to invest C$13 million this year on exploration across its 439,000 hectares (1.1 million acres) of lands that blanket some 40 percent of Yukon's famed White Gold District.... — Updated 3/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Aussie major to buy Red Chris copper gold mine Golden Triangle British Columbia

Aussie major to buy Golden Triangle mine

Newcrest Mining Ltd. has cut a deal to buy a majority position in Imperial Metals Corp.'s Red Chris copper-gold mine in northern British Columbia, which will be the Australian gold miner's first oper... — Updated 3/22/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2018 Alaska BC Yukon NWT Nunavut

AK, Canada's North shine in mining survey

When it comes to attracting mining investment, Alaska, British Columbia and all three Canadian territories rank among the top 20 jurisdictions in the world on the Fraser Institute Survey of Mining... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

USGS report shows steady mine output

The value of non-fuel metals produced in Alaska and the United States during 2018 were similar to 2017, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2019, an annual report published by the U.S.... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ANCSA mining on First Nations land

NANA – "Two worlds, one spirit"

The Red Dog Mine has been a gamechanger for the more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders of NANA Corp., the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation that owns the world-class... — Updated 2/28/2019 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Barrick Gold CEO Randgold Resources

Barrick makes aggressive bid for Newmont

Following last year's merger with Randgold Resources, Barrick Gold Corp. has now made an offer to acquire Newmont Mining Corp., a deal that would merge the world's two largest gold mining companies... — Updated 2/28/2019 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. Army Corps... — Updated 3/1/2019 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 jurisdiction wi... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

 
 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 Benchmark... — 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 and... — 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 Mineral... — 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 kilometers (53... — 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. shareholders... — 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 move for... — 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 Coffee Gold... — 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 companies ac... — 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 town in... — Updated 1/18/2019 Full story

 

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