Daniel Yergin and Gov. Dunleavy onstage for a fireside chat on Alaska energy.

US Permitting pandemic plagues Alaska

Alaska's unparalleled potential to be a major domestic supplier of the minerals and metals critical to the clean energy transition attracted some of North America's top commodities investors and... — Updated 6/2/2023 Full story

A drill tests for gold on treeless ridge on Benchmark’s Lawyers project in BC.

BC explorers Benchmark, Thesis to merge

Combination will consolidate two high-grade gold-silver projects in BC's Toodoggone Mining District. In a move that will merge two large gold projects in Northern British Columbia's Toodoggone... — Updated 6/5/2023 Full story

Large pegmatite dwarfs drill rig testing the lithium-enriched dyke at depth.

Li-FT launches drilling at Yellowknife

With its treasury full and a definitive exploration agreement with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Li-FT Power Ltd. has launched a 45,000-meter drill program aimed at unlocking the obvious but... — Updated 6/8/2023 Full story

A ship loaded with iron ore mined at Mary River in Nunavut leaves Milne Inlet.

Revised plan for mining Mary River iron

Six months after the Canadian government rejected a plan to double approved output from the Mary River iron mine on Nunavut's Baffin Island, the mine's operator, Baffinland Iron Mines Corp., is... — Updated 6/1/2023 Full story

“Zebra-striped” drill core with bands of metallic striations, black rock.

Western excited to begin 2023 drilling

Western Alaska Minerals Corp. June 5 announced that the 2023 drill program is now underway at the high-grade Waterpump Creek silver deposit on the company's Illinois Creek property about 300 miles... — Updated 6/5/2023 Full story

Crew working on drill rig at Grande Portage’s Herbert Gold project.

Drills mobilized for Herbert Gold program

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. June 6 announced the start of its 2023 drilling program, which aims for 20,000 meters in 15 to 20 holes at the company's Herbert Gold project in Southeast Alaska.... — Updated 6/8/2023

Map showing Felix Gold’s Fairbanks Mining District landholdings.

Felix Gold begins NW Array infill drilling

Felix Gold Ltd. May 30 announced the start of an infill drill program aimed at establishing a maiden resource for the NW Array target on the company's Treasure Creek gold-antimony project about 20... — Updated 6/1/2023 Full story

Drone view of a summer camp, road, and airstrip on a sunny Alaska summer day.

U.S. GoldMining begins Whistler program

U.S. GoldMining Inc. May 30 announced that it has mobilized crews for an up to 10,000-meter phase-one drill program at the Whistler gold-copper project about 100 miles northwest of Anchorage,... — Updated 6/1/2023 Full story

Two Snowline Gold geologists surveying Rogue property in Yukon.

Snowline stakes more Rogue gold claims

Snowline Gold Corp. June 9 announced the staking of an additional 40,000 hectares (98,842 acres) of nearly all the remaining open ground over the Rogue Plutonic Complex, the broad geological... — Updated 6/9/2023 Full story

Map showing the position and results of the first holes at RC Gold.

Drilling shows Blackjack growth potential

Sitka Gold Corp. June 6 announced the assay results for the second hole drilled during the company's planned 10,000-meter drill program expanding on its RC Gold project in the prolific Tombstone... — Updated 6/8/2023

Compartmentalized storage container with rock chips from RC drilling at Storm.

High-grade Storm Copper results roll in

First six holes cut greater than 1% copper grades in shallow zone on Nunavut project. American West Metals Ltd. June 6 reported that high-grade copper has been encountered in the first six holes... — Updated 6/8/2023

Incredible scenic picture of Macmillan Pass in Yukon, Canada.

Fireweed starts largest drill program ever

Fireweed Metals Corp. June 6 announced the start of a planned 16,000-meter drill program at Macmillan Pass in Yukon, Canada, which will be its largest-ever drill program with the goal of expanding... — Updated 6/8/2023

Massive wind turbines on a mountain on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Alaska sustainable energy independence

Coming together to recognize the potential Alaska can bring to the table for the global transition to renewable energy, the 2023 Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference invited leaders in government,... — Updated 6/1/2023 Full story

Bureau of Land Management signpost outside Anchorage District Office.

The nuts are in charge of the nut house

Mark your calendar. June 30, 2023, will be just one more Day in Infamy when catastrophic changes at the hands of the Bureau of Land Management will reach their nadir. (These days, it seems,... — Updated 6/1/2023 Full story

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