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 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Rock Creek project permits proceed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Alaska released a public notice and draft project authorizations June 1, relating to the NovaGold Resources Rock Creek mine project located eight miles outside Nome. A 30-day public... — Updated 6/25/2006

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Yukon exploration spending up 141 percent

Mining exploration spending in the Yukon Territories during 2005 was estimated at C$53 million, up 141 percent over the previous year, according the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board annual report issued June 1. The report said that was a... — Updated 6/25/2006 Full story

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Fort Knox gold keeps Alaska green

Alaska vendors reaped a share of $110 million spent last year to keep the open pit Fort Knox gold mine humming night and day, according to Lorna Shaw, community affairs director of mine owner Fairbanks Gold Mining, a subsidiary of... — Updated 3/26/2006 Full story

 
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Don't call Alaska's Pebble project isolated

Stephen Hodgson, vice president of engineering for Northern Dynasty Mines Inc., says he often hears people who don't live in Alaska talk about the isolation of his company's Pebble mine prospect, but he doesn't consider Pebble to be... — Updated 3/26/2006

 
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Usibelli starts Jumbo Dome permitting

Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. has seen the future, and the future - its Jumbo Dome project - is bigger and better than anything the company has mined in the past, says Steve Denton, Usibelli vice president of business development. Jumbo Dome p... — Updated 3/26/2006 Full story

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Pebble project test-drill spending to double

This summer, Vancouver, British Columbia-based Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. will spend $20 million on an expanded-scale continuation of its drilling program at the newest discovery in the east zone of its Pebble mine project near... — Updated 2/26/2006 Full story

 
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Pebble permit applications deferred

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. will defer permit applications for its Pebble project near Iliamna on the Alaska Peninsula for at least one year while it evaluates the ramifications of its adjacent new... — Updated 12/25/2005 Full story

 
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AngloGold happy with Alaska results

South Africa-based AngloGold Ashanti is happy with its exploration results in Alaska so far, and it will be back for more in 2006, says Jeff Pontius, the company's exploration manager. "It's paid out pretty well for us, we have a lot of... — Updated 11/27/2005 Full story

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Metallica chooses 2006 drilling targets

Toronto-based Metallica Resources Inc. has identified targets for its 2006 exploratory drilling program on the Alaska Peninsula, according to Mark Petersen, Metallica geologist and exploration manager. Petersen said Metallica is moving... — Updated 11/27/2005

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Pebble projection: More gold, faster

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. is looking to speed up the rate of mining, and to improve gold recovery at its proposed Pebble porphyry copper-gold project near Illiamna in Southwest Alaska. Because of... — Updated 11/27/2005 Full story

 
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Phenomenal rocks at Pebble

Whether the Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. Pebble project in Southwest Alaska is economic to develop is a question for others, but Pebble field geologist Richard Moses is certain of one thing: The rocks at and around the Pebble prospect... — Updated 10/30/2005

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

New test hole at Pebble shows promise

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has discovered a significant new porphyry copper-gold system at its Pebble project in near Iliamna in Southwest Alaska, according to Ronald Thiessen, company president and... — Updated 9/25/2005

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Agrium Saskatchewan potash mine to grow

Agrium Inc. plans to proceed with a 310,000 tonne potash expansion at its Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, potash mine, the company said in an April 11 statement. The expansion will increase Agrium's total annual potash capacity to 2.1 million... — Updated 4/24/2005 Full story

 
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Healy plant redux?

Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski said conserving natural gas could help save Agrium's Kenai Peninsula fertilizer plant and suggested reopening the Healy clean coal plant, a $300 million experimental power generation facility that was shuttere... — Updated 2/27/2005

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Pebble power plan

Homer Electric Association and Northern Dynasty Mines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., will conduct a joint initiative to review the feasibility of a phased power development plan for the Pebble gold-cop... — Updated 1/30/2005 Full story

 
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Northern Dynasty meets 2004 Pebble timeline

After a busy summer, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. is on schedule and optimistic it can meet its timeline for a 2009 commencement of mining operations at its Pebble deposit, a proposed open pit, gold-copper-molybdenum-silver mine near... — Updated 11/28/2004

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Pebble Mine pencils nicely, says Thiessen

The future looks bright for the Pebble gold-copper-molybdenum project near Iliamna in southwestern Alaska. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. President and CEO Ronald W. Thiessen said a preliminary assessment of the project indicates... — Updated 11/7/2004

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

World demand forges Alaska mining success

Robust metal prices are the most positive factor affecting Alaska's mining industry over the past year, according to Steve Borell, executive director of the Alaska Miners Association. "Metal prices are what drives the industry," Borell... — Updated 10/31/2004

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Port site chosen for Pebble mine project

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has zeroed in on a port site on the southwest corner of Iniskin Bay on Cook Inlet, to serve its Pebble deposit, a proposed open pit, gold-copper-molybdenum-silver mine near Iliamna in Southwestern Alaska, a... — Updated 10/31/2004

 
 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Liberty Star drills White Sox target at Iliamna

Tucson-based Liberty Star Gold Corp. started a boring project Oct. 23 on its expansive Big Chunk project properties, which border the Northern Dynasty Mineral Ltd. Pebble project near Iliamna in Southwestern Alaska. Drilling was... — Updated 10/31/2004

 

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