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Articles from the March 5, 2017 edition

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  • Dismantling WOTUS

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 18, 2018

    With the signing of a presidential order that begins the process of undoing the Waters of the United States rule, President Donald Trump continues to make good on his promise to roll back regulations that are stifling economic development. “The EPA’s so-called ‘Waters of the United States’ rule is one of the worst examples of federal regulation, and it has truly run amok,” Trump said during the Feb. 28 signing of the order. The executive call to dismantle WOTUS was hailed as...

  • Golden Predator resumes drilling at 3 Aces

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Golden Predator Mining Corp. Feb. 23 announced the start of 2017 drilling at its 3 Aces gold project in southeastern Yukon. This 20,000-meter program will initially focus on the Spades zone and then test other areas of the property. Drilling in the Spades zone will start at the Ace of Spades vein, where previous drilling has encountered high-grade gold at surface and deeper, lower grade stockwork mineralization. Hole 3A16-RC-032, a recent hole that tapped both of these zones, cut 7.54 meters of 32.86 grams per metric ton...

  • Sabina resubmits Back River to review board

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Feb. 27 reported that the Nunavut Impact Review Board has accepted and begun reviewing an addendum to the final environmental impact statement for the Back River gold project. Sabina submitted the original environmental impact statement for a 3,000-metric-ton-per-day mine focused on Goose, one of several properties that comprise the Back River project, for permitting late in 2015. In June, the Nunavut Impact Review Board recommended to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada not to...

  • Coeur agrees to invest in Yukon gold explorer

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Rockhaven Resources Ltd. Feb. 24 said Coeur Mining Inc. has agreed to invest C$675,000 to acquire 3.75 million Rockhaven shares at C18 cents each. Rockhaven's primary asset is Klaza, a southern Yukon project about 225 miles (360 kilometers) north of Coeur's Kensington gold mine in Alaska. Klaza hosts a deposit with 9.42 million metric tons of inferred resource grading 4.48 grams per metric ton (1.36 million ounces) gold, 89.02 g/t (26.96 million oz) silver, 0.75 percent (155.4 million pounds) lead and 0.95 percent (197.8...

  • BLM takes a step on Ambler Road

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    The Bureau of Land Management Feb. 28 opened a 90-day public scoping period for the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road, a proposed 211-mile road that would run west from the Dalton Highway along the southern foothills of the Brooks Range to the Ambler Mining District. If built, this road would provide surface access to the Upper Kobuk Minerals Project, a large high-grade copper district being explored under a partnership between Trilogy Metals and NANA Regional Corp. According to the latest resource calculations,...

  • Industry signals reversal in down-cycle

    Curt Freeman, For Mining News|Updated Jan 13, 2018

    As the Alaska mining industry prepares for and kicks off exploration, development and production activities for 2017, the question on everyone’s lips at the recent Cordilleran Roundup mining convention in Vancouver, B. C., was the same: “Have we seen the bottom of this down cycle?” While signs of life were seen for short periods during the 2008 to 2015 period, the reality was an overall downward spiral of commodities prices and global demand. However, in a recent editi...