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  • Det'on Cho Nahanni signs mining contract for Nechalacho rare earth mine NWT

    NWT First Nation to mine first Canada REE

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Det'on Cho Nahanni Construction Corp., owned by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, has signed a landmark agreement to run the mining operations at Nechalacho, a Northwest Territories' rare earth elements project that is on pace to be the first REE mine in Canada. Read the full story in Metal Tech News at: https://www.metaltechnews.com/story/2020/01/29/tech-metals/nwt-first-nation-to-mine-first-canada-ree/140.html...

  • Zinc copper silver gold exploration camp Red Mountain Alaska Range

    White Rock adds Tintina Gold Belt target

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    White Rock Minerals Ltd. Jan.28 announced the discovery of a large gold anomaly at Red Mountain, an expansive Alaska mineral exploration project better known for the zinc-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits found there. Two VMS deposits on the Red Mountain property – Dry Creek and West Tundra Flats (WTF) – host 9.1 million metric tons of Australian Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (JORC) compliant inferred resource averaging 5.8 percent (1.17 billion pounds) zinc; 2.6 perc...

  • Minto copper mine concentrates barged across Yukon River to Skagway Ore Terminal

    Minto copper-con trucks deliver to Skagway

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Pembridge Resources plc Jan. 28 announced that trucks are now delivering copper concentrates from its Minto Mine in the Yukon to the Skagway Ore Terminal in Southeast Alaska. Access to the Minto mine requires crossing the Yukon river at Minto Landing, which is between the communities of Carmacks and Pelly Crossing. During summer months, a barge is used to transport concentrates and supplies across the Yukon. During the winter, an ice bridge provides access over the river....

  • Coeur Mining's Silvertip silver zinc lead mine near Yukon BC border

    Coeur options project north of Silvertip

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Alianza Minerals Ltd. Jan. 27 announced that Coeur Explorations Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coeur Mining Inc., has signed an option agreement to explore the road-accessible Tim silver property in southern Yukon. Situated just 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) north of Coeur Mining's Silvertip Mine in northern British Columbia, Tim is an early staged exploration property with similar high-grade silver-lead-zinc mineralization. Following up on a letter of intent signed last June C...

  • New underground mining equipment at Pogo gold mine in Alaska

    Pogo, Northern Star reach inflection point

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Northern Star Resources Ltd. Jan. 29 said December marked an inflection point at Pogo that puts this Alaska gold mine in stride to exceed 300,000 ounces of gold production in 2020. During December, Pogo produced 24,708 ounces of gold from ore that averaged 9.8 grams per metric ton. At this pace, the mine would produce 296,500 oz of gold in 2020. Northern Star attributed the strong performance during the final month of 2019 to the introduction of long-hole open stoping and...

  • Rainbow at Lik zinc lead silver mineral exploration project Northwest Alaska

    Excited about Lik discovery potential

    Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Solitario Zinc Corp. Jan. 27 said it is excited about the preliminary results from Teck Resources Ltd.'s 2019 exploration at Lik, a high-grade zinc project about six miles (10 kilometers) west of the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. Solitario acquired a 50 percent interest in Lik through the buyout of Zazu Metals Corp. in 2017. Teck owns the other half of the joint venture property. Prior to Solitario's purchase, 17.3 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 8.1...

  • Heavy equipment at Victoria Eagle Gold mine Dublin Gulch Yukon Territory

    Explorers tout first gold, new finds

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    After being stalled for decades, hardrock gold mine development in Yukon Territory appears to be picking up speed, as one company rockets toward full mine production by mid-2020, while at least two others report exciting new discoveries. The Yukon, legendary for producing millions of ounces of gold dating back nearly 125 years, is still one of the best places on Earth to find the precious metal. Yet few modern gold projects have managed to overcome the constraints imposed by...

  • Contango ORE CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse founder Novagold Trilogy Metals

    20 questions for Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    North of 60 Mining News is proud to introduce 20 questions for 2020. Over the course of this series, Mining News will interview mining and political leaders from Alaska, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. Each interview will include 20 questions on mining, markets and doing business across Alaska and Canada's North. For the inaugural 20 questions for 2020, Mining News talks with Contango ORE Inc. CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, a longtime mining executive...

  • Arctic Slope Regional Corp. North Slope oil gas Trans Alaska Pipeline rig

    More than oil across Arctic Slope region

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    It was the vast petroleum reserves lying under what is now the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (ASRC) region and the need to build a roughly 800-mile pipeline to deliver oil to global markets that prompted the need to settle aboriginal land claims in Alaska and led to the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, commonly referred to as ANCSA. Signed into law by U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1971 ANCSA involved a unique plan to organize Alaska Natives into 12 regional...

  • Regulatory burden relief gains traction

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Jan 30, 2020
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    A priority of the Trump administration in 2016 was the reduction of the regulatory burden on America's businesses. Three years ago, the President signed Executive Order 13771, "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs." The regulatory reform efforts of the federal government have continued into fiscal year 2019. This past year various federal agencies have taken 150 deregulatory actions, including 18 deregulatory actions each by the Department of the Interior and...

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