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Articles from the March 22, 2024 edition

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  • A mining headframe and tent camp amongst fall foliage in Northwest Alaska.

    Ruby comes out in support of Ambler Road

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 9, 2024

    Tribal council unanimously passes resolution in support of the Ambler Access Project. Trilogy Metals Inc. March 21 announced that the Ruby Tribal Council has passed a resolution in support of the Ambler Access Project – a proposed 211-mile, industrial-use-only road that would connect the mineral-rich Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska to the Dalton Highway and global markets. Ruby is an Alaska Native community that lies about 150 miles south of the Ambler Mining D...

  • A battery cutout with a voltage symbol being held up to an orange sunset.

    Graphite One selects Ohio for refinery

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Secures former critical minerals stockpile site to build graphite processing and battery materials recycling plant. Graphite One Inc. plans to transform a former national defense critical minerals stockpile site in Ohio into a domestic source of the graphite anode material going into the lithium-ion batteries powering electric vehicles and storing renewable energy. "Graphite One is delighted to announce that, subject to financing, we will be building our advanced graphite... Full story

  • The front of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C.

    Lift Pebble Mine ban or pay $700 billion

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Alaska & Northern Dynasty sue federal government over EPA's Pebble decision; state places hefty price tag on taking if mining ban not overturned. Both the Alaska Department of Law and Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. are suing the federal government over broken contracts relating to the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to restrict mining activities at the world-class Pebble copper project in Southwest Alaska. "We are filing litigation to fully contest the EPA's... Full story

  • Alaska governor and energy analyst sitting in front of Alaska landscape photo.

    Dunleavy urges mine permitting reform

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 11, 2024

    Urges White House to streamline permitting process for domestic mines that will supply the minerals and metals needed for energy transition. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy leveraged the national platform offered by S&P Global's CERAWeek 2024 energy conference in Houston to urge the Biden administration to streamline the permitting for mines that will deliver a domestic supply of the minerals and metals critical to America's economy, security, and clean energy ambitions. "Our...

  • Bright green aurora seen over a shore in Nunavut, Canada.

    Nagvaak graphite is among world's highest

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Recent resampling of historical drill core reveals grades up to 34.9% graphite. StrategX Elements Corp. March 21 announced the potential expansion of its Nagvaak critical minerals project in Nunavut, Canada, as one interval drilled roughly 4,000 meters from the initial discovery drill hole returned significant high-grade graphite – much higher than typically observed in other graphite deposits in North America. Featuring a 6,000- by 400-meter zone of strong vanadium, n...

  • Li-FT geologist examining exposed outcrop at Fi target.

    Echo reverbs promising results for Li-FT

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    First assays from southeast extent of Echo, returns above-average lithium grades. Li-FT Power Ltd. March 19 reported its next batch of assays from its winter program, returning the first results from the southeast end of the Echo pegmatite system at its Yellowknife Lithium project in Northwest Territories, Canada. Acquiring a large portfolio of properties in the underexplored Yellowknife Pegmatite Province (YPP) in January 2023, Li-FT began its first season with a...

  • Closeup of a box of mineralized core from drilling at Ferguson Lake.

    Enormous Ferguson Lake resource growth

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    Indicated resource at Nunavut project jumps 172%. Canadian North Resources Inc. March 19 reported that drilling carried out since mid-2022 has resulted in an enormous increase in resources at its Ferguson Lake nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals (PGM) project in Nunavut's Kivalliq region. The 256.8-square-kilometer (99.2 square miles) Ferguson Lake project covers a roughly 15-kilometer- (nine miles) long mineralized trend. So far, 18 massive sulfide and two low-sulfide...

  • Map showing Felix Gold properties in relation to Fairbanks and Fort Knox Mine.

    Felix Gold takes fresh look at Grant Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    Plans to carry out drilling to expand high-grade gold resource; primary focus remains on NW Array gold. Felix Gold Ltd. March 15 announced that it is taking a fresh look at a potential pathway to establishing a mine at the historical Grant gold mine a few miles northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. A high-grade deposit was discovered at Grant in 1926 and small-scale mining was carried out there until 1942. Interest in the high-grade gold deposit was renewed in the 1970s and mining...