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Critical minerals bill moves on Capitol Hill

For the fourth year running, Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nevada, has put forward the legislation aimed at streamlining the process for permitting strategic and critical minerals in the United States. "Critical and ... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story

Arctic Mine project

The prefeasibility study for the Arctic deposit in Northwest Alaska details plans for a financially robust mine that is expected to produce 1.9 billion pounds of copper, 2.4 billion lb of zinc, 405 million ... — Updated 3/16/2018 Full story

Mine leaders deliver good news to Juneau

With rising metals prices helping to bolster the state's mining sector, Alaska mine leaders had good news to deliver to Alaska Senate and House resource committees during a Feb. 13 trip to Juneau. "I am... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

ITH raises $12M; Electrum a major buyer

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. March 14 announced that it has raised US$12 million to continue the optimization and environmental baseline studies for its Livengood gold project in Interior Alaska,... — Updated 3/15/2018

Better than expected Donlin gold

Novagold Resources Inc. Nov. 20 said the 16-hole drill program carried out last year at Donlin Gold, a world-class gold mine project in Yukon-Kuskokwim region of western Alaska, encountered long sections... — Updated 3/16/2018 Full story

Bill offers Graphite Creek funding

Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, Feb. 19 introduced Senate Bill 203, legislation that would allow the Alaska Industrial Development Export Authority (AIDEA) to issue up to US$80 million in bonds to finance... — Updated 3/2/2018

Margaret Lake plans for diamond drilling

Margaret Lake Diamonds Inc. March 12 said it is putting together plans for potential 2018 drill programs at its Margaret Lake and Diagras diamond properties in the Northwest Territories. The company said it has identified six drill targets at Margaret... — Updated 3/15/2018

Back River gold mine project in Nunavut Territory

Sabina gets early start at Back River

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. March 13 reported results from an "exceptional" 2017 and said it is looking forward to finalizing the permitting for Back River and completing pre-development work at the... — Updated 3/15/2018

Golden Triangle map, Tudor properties near KSM, Treaty Creek

Tudor targets gold near KSM's Iron Cap

Tudor Gold Corp. said it has identified a new high-priority exploration target at Treaty Creek that appears to be related to the Iron Cap Deep discovery on Seabridge Gold Inc.'s KSM property in the Golden... — Updated 3/15/2018

Gold exploration drill near the capital of Northwest Territories, NWT

TerraX expands gold target at Yellowknife

TerraX Minerals Inc. March 9 said its first phase of 2018 drilling at the Yellowknife City Gold project is showing the potential for a bulk tonnage deposit on the Northbelt property with... — Updated 3/15/2018

High-grade silver lead mining near Keno City, Yukon Territory

Alexco digs toward Keno Hill mine restart

Alexco Resource Corp. April 14 provided an update on its progress towards the resumption of mining the high-grade deposits at its Keno Hill Silver District project in the Yukon. Alexco began commercial... — Updated 3/15/2018

High-grade silver mine near Yukon border in northern BC

Coeur begins production at Silvertip Mine

Coeur Mining Inc. March 8 announced that it has completed commissioning of the mill at Silvertip and begun production at the high-grade silver mine in northern British Columbia. "The achievement of this... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story

Agnico closes production gap

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Feb. 14 reported that its plans to bring the Amaraq and Meliadine gold mines in Nunavut into production is ahead of schedule. In recent years, the company expanded its presence in... — Updated 3/16/2018

Chidliak now hosts 22M carats

Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. Feb. 15 reported that its 2017 resource development program has increased the inferred mineral resource of the CH-6 kimberlite pipe at the company's Chidliak diamond project in... — Updated 3/16/2018

Seabridge revisits Courageous Lake, NWT

Seabridge Gold Inc. Feb. 20 reported the start of a planned 7,200-meter drill program at its Courageous Lake gold project in Northwest Territories. This 36-hole program will test seven separate targets... — Updated 3/2/2018

Critical Minerals Alaska – Rare Earths

Before color televisions hit the markets in the 1960s, rare earths where a curious group of elements that had the distinction of occupying their own separate section at the bottom of the periodic table but ... — Updated 3/16/2018 Full story

Mining sector about to rocket ... or not

Seven days of near-continuous rain did nothing to dampen the mood at the recently concluded Cordilleran Roundup Convention in Vancouver. The event was buoyed by a realistic optimism we have not seen in... — Updated 3/1/2018 Full story

State administration gets into the weeds

In an earlier column (Dec. 24, 2017), the question of proposed regulations affecting mining on State land was flagged for readers’ attention because the initial scope of the contemplated changes did not... — Updated 2/22/2018 Full story

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